Telangiectasias is the official name for those pesky veins on your legs or face called spider veins. They are usually thin, bluish-purplish in color and resemble either spider webs or tree branches. Sclerotherapy is a time-tested spider vein treatment in Ottawa to remove them completely.
When you consult with our vein specialist in Ottawa, your spider veins will be examined and a treatment recommended. If sclerotherapy is your best option, you can move forward with planning your procedure.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting the spider veins with a special solution called a sclerosant. As a result, the spider veins cease to carry blood. Your body will absorb the damaged veins until they are not visible.
Treatment may take anywhere from minutes to an hour depending on how many veins are being treated. Some of our clients in Ottawa need multiple treatments to get rid of the spider veins completely. Results vary from patient to patient.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive treatment that has been used successfully for decades. There are a few minor side effects possible, but these should subside in just days. There is virtually no recovery time necessary for sclerotherapy for spider vein treatment. You may be asked to wear compression stockings for a set amount of time depending on the number of veins you had treated.
Spider veins respond well to sclerotherapy, and you may see results within just a week or two. If you have small varicose veins treated, the results may be seen in several weeks or months depending on the size of the veins treated.
When you meet with our experienced specialist at Canada Vein Clinics in Ottawa, you can ask about realistic expectations for your spider vein treatment. There is a good chance you may have clear legs again after sclerotherapy at our office.
Canada Vein Clinics has various locations in Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Orleans, Moncton, Vaughan, Kawartha Lakes, Kanata, Halifax, Dartmouth, and Toronto. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for spider vein treatment!