Do you suffer from varicose or spider veins and tend to avoid wearing clothing that show your legs? Imagine yourself wearing your favorite dress that has been sitting in the back of your closet. With sclerotherapy treatment, it can be your reality!

What is Sclerotherapy?

Some of us know that varicose veins are those lumpy, ropey protrusions under the surface of our skin, but did you know they are spider veins as well? So, what exactly is a varicose vein? Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood to all body tissue in a healthy circulatory system. And their counterpart, the veins, transfers the deoxygenated blood back to the lungs to be re-oxygenated. 

They do this against gravity using a series of one-way valves and the contraction of their calf muscles while walking. When the valves within your veins become defective, blood flow can no longer exit your legs effectively, and it will pool in your lower extremities. This can be painful. Over time, the pooling and backflow of blood cause the vein wall to stretch out, making it look like there are bulging, twisted veins. This is what we refer to as varicose veins. But don’t worry, we have a solution that is not only quick and painless but also affordable! Sclerotherapy, a non-surgical treatment for varicose veins, only requires injections and is done right in our Alpharetta Med Spa office.

How does it work?

Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose and spider veins on the legs. Our healthcare provider uses the ClariVein® device to inject a special sclerosing agent into your varicose or spider vein. ClariVein® is a quick, convenient, and effective treatment for varicose veins that melts the vein from within. By combining sclerotherapy with mechanical destruction, this procedure takes a dual approach to eliminate varicose veins at their foundation. It’s often referred to as mechanochemical ablation.

The ClariVein® device is a disposable, specialty injection catheter that injects a sclerosing agent to cause the vein to scar. It allows for extreme accuracy, although ultrasound can be used for additional visualization if needed. The ClariVein® device will enable us to access the unwanted vein with a tiny needle puncture, through which a small catheter is inserted. It has a rotating wire for a controlled and precise 360-degree dispersion of the sclerosing agent throughout the blood vessel to shrink the vein. When using a topical numbing agent, patients experience no discomfort during the needle puncture; otherwise, the procedure is painless.

Veins that have been scarred underneath the skin tend to be less visible. These veins are now unsuitable for blood flow, forcing the blood into healthier vessels. This technique minimizes the need for local anesthesia since no heat is involved in the treatment.

What are the benefits of Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy with the ClariVein® device offers many unique and proven benefits:

  • It is minimally invasive.
  • It’s a fast procedure, taking only up to 30 minutes.
  • Your legs will look smooth and healthy.
  • You will no longer feel any pain or discomfort.
  • You can get back to your normal daily activities right afterward.
  • There is little discomfort, and it is very comfortable.
  • It maximizes results with a fast recovery time.
  • ClariVein® does not require thermal energy or tumescence and is fully disposable.
  • It is FDA-approved and proven to be both safe and effective for the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins.

Common FAQs

Since the body needs time to react to the procedure, you won’t see results for a couple of weeks to a month. But once they show, you should notice your skin looking healthier and more radiant than ever.

Since the body needs time to react to the procedure, you won’t see results for a couple of weeks to a month. But once they show, you should notice your skin looking healthier and more radiant than ever.

All varicose vein treatments are unique to each person. The cost of sclerotherapy depends on how much the vein needs to be treated. The price of your treatment will be discussed during your one-on-one consultation with our medical provider. With our highly advanced team and techniques, we can provide a full range of care for various venous disorders. Your varicose vein treatment will be tailored to your body and diagnosis. You can trust our providers, who will review all your options and help you choose what is best.

Some people may experience bruising, redness, and discomfort at the injection site. These side effects are expected and will be gone within 2-3 days.

Sclerotherapy treatment is accessible to nearly everyone. You may qualify for this treatment if you’re in good general health and have no active infections.

The duration of each treatment is usually about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of your varicose veins.

Following treatment, the safest thing to do is avoid excessive heat, blood-thinning medications, and vigorous aerobic exercise for 72 hours. You’ll also need to wear a prescription compression garment, which will help you get the results quicker. Otherwise, feel free to get back to your regular routine.

Sclerotherapy with ClariVein® is a treatment to dissolve and eliminate varicose veins. The treatment is administered by injecting the solution directly into the vein, which causes it to shrink, eventually causing it to disappear.

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Restore your youthful look today. Our experienced aestheticians will determine your best treatment plan after a one-on-one consultation. We can also create a package tailored to your needs to ensure the best results possible.