Spider veins or telangiectasia can be created by hormonal changes, obesity, genetics, blood clots, medical conditions, and medications. These veins are blue, purple, or red and can be visible underneath the skin while they keep branching out on the legs and face. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown performs sclerotherapy to decrease or remove visible spider veins on the body or face. A nonsurgical procedure with no downtime for recovery, sclerotherapy may give you more beautiful skin that you will want to stop covering up. Schedule an appointment at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA to receive more information about minimally invasive sclerotherapy, plus other skin treatments.
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"Dr. Brown and all the staff are amazing. I have so many questions about my procedure and they took their time to answer all of them. After surgery they also were very patience and caring. Dr. Brown make sure that I was happy with the results. He likes his work to be perfect which is what I wanted it."- M.G. / Yelp / Jan 18, 2020
"I would highly recommend Dr. Brown if you’re considering plastic surgery. Dr. Brown was recommended to me 20 years ago by another plastic surgeon’s nurse. That in itself spoke volumes. Immediately upon meeting him, I knew I found the right doctor to perform my breast implant surgery. He was caring, knowledgeable, and made me feel comfortable with the entire process. Mostly I felt his passion for his work. I sensed he truly loved his profession and had set his bar very high to give the best and most natural results. My own expectations were exceeded from the care I was given prior to, during and after my procedure. My breast implants were a success and Dr. Brown gave me exactly what I wanted. I was super pleased with the results. I recommended my sister and roommate to Dr. Brown for breast augmentation and they were also very happy with their results. About 8 months later I had some medical questions regarding a separate health issue. I reached out to Dr. Brown for advice. He spent so much time talking with me. What stood out and resonated with me, was he offered to talk to other medical professionals on my behalf to translate what I didn’t understand. He went above and beyond. Fast forward 20 years and 2 kids later, my breasts were still looking great but I wanted to exchange them for silicone. I also wanted to tighten the skin and remove the bulge above my cesarean section scar. I now live in New York and traveled down to Virginia to consult with him. I was greeted by his nurse, Amber. She wears many hats and is present from start to finish. It relieves a lot of stress when you have that one person to correspond with during such big decision and process as this. I’m impressed with her involvement on so many levels. Amber is a gem for his practice and they compliment each other making them a dynamic team. She’s in constant contact with me and super caring and interested. I wished I lived closer because I think we would be great friends. That’s how they make you feel at the Loudon Center for Plastic Surgery. My consult with Dr. Brown was everything I expected it to be. His warmth was evenly matched with my memories. Together, we had a plan to address my concerns. I was pleasantly surprised to learn of some procedures to treat my abdomen that were minimally invasive. My dates were set and when I arrived to my appointment I was happy that Dr. Brown’s surgical center was convenient and private. A hospital setting can’t compare to the personal care you receive there. Now I know how Beyonce felt when she reserved the entire maternity floor to deliver her baby. His operating room staff to include Clint and Angela were fantastic providing me comfort before, during and after my procedure. They not only made me feel physically at ease but emotionally as well. They constantly assured me everything was going to be great. I’m one week out and my results are awesome. I have a lot of healing ahead of me in the weeks to come but can tell it’s going to be a vast improvement. I’m so grateful for having Dr. Brown as my plastic surgeon. I can only hope he will never retire. I recommend him to anyone and everyone, near or far. His precision and expertise is priceless and any distance is worth giving your only body the best it deserves."- K.O. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
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Sclerotherapy Ideal Candidates
Sclerotherapy treatments are helpful for women and men who do not like the small or medium-sized blood vessels that can be seen underneath the skin of their body and face. Usually, spider veins are most obvious on the lower legs and thighs so they avoid wearing swimsuits, shorts, or any other clothes that reveal their spider veins. Patients need to be in good health the day of their appointment to minimize the chance of a reaction. Patients should not have a history of blood clots or be pregnant.
Sclerotherapy Procedure Technique
Sclerotherapy treatments may be completed in a private treatment room within a short time span and typically without anesthesia. The blood vessels to be corrected will be determined, and then the overlying skin will be sanitized. A fine needle will be introduced into the vessel so the sclerosing solution can be introduced. After the needle is empty, it will be removed and gauze will be put over the site of injection to treat any bleeding. The procedure can be repeated to treat all spider veins.
What to Expect with Sclerotherapy
Following your sclerotherapy treatment, you may leave when you feel comfortable to return to your daily routine. You may experience some mild bruising, inflammation, or redness in the areas treated, but this will typically heal in a short time. Compression garments may be suggested by Dr. Brown to encourage blood circulation following your sclerotherapy treatment for enhanced, quicker results. It can take a while for the sclerotherapy to show results, but the treated blood vessels should get smaller, change to a white color, and then disappear or fade. You may want at least two sclerotherapy sessions to achieve optimal results, but many people are happy with their results after their first session.
Sclerotherapy Frequently Asked Questions
How much does sclerotherapy cost?
The price of sclerotherapy will be dependent on the amount and size of the veins being treated. In your consultation, we will be able to listen to your concerns and needs before creating a personalized treatment plan for optimal results. We will then be able to provide you with information about your out-of-pocket costs and discuss the payment methods we take at our practice.
What is the difference between sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments?
Laser vein treatment is a noninvasive procedure that utilizes light energy to target blood vessels in order to diminish the appearance of a spider vein. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein to make it shrink and disappear. Typically, sclerotherapy is a more ideal treatment for larger spider veins and varicose veins, and laser treatments are better for smaller veins, most often those on the face.
Can I get sclerotherapy on my hands and face?
Sclerotherapy can be used to treat spider veins, vascular blemishes, and broken blood vessels on both the face and hands. At your consultation, we will assess whether you are a good candidate for sclerotherapy or if laser vein treatment would be better for your specific condition.
How long should I wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy?
Following your sclerotherapy procedure, a member of our team will provide you with thorough aftercare instructions, including how long you should wear compression garments. The role of the garment is to improve blood circulation, allowing the vein to remain closed for minimized bruising. Additionally, compression garments are suggested for use after your recovery during any long period of sitting, such as on airplanes.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $350 - $1,200
- Return to Work
- Same Day
- Surgery Time
- 1 Hour
Banish Spider Veins
The unwanted spider veins that develop on your body and face can be annoying as they get worse over the years so find out more on treatments with sclerotherapy at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA to address your concerns. Plastic surgeon Dr. Brown and his skilled team can create a unique sclerotherapy treatment plan and go over other treatments that can help you look and feel your best.