Spider vein treatment (Sclerotherapy)
Dr. Shermak has helped many Baltimore spider vein patients improve their appearance and increase their self-confidence. Please read more about what to expect from the procedure below.
Spider veins are small webs of red, purple or blue clusters or lines impacting the appearance of the skin. Individuals prone to this may be genetically-susceptible or stand on their feet for prolonged periods of time.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for spider veins. This involves injecting a medication into the spider veins that acts to scar the vessels closed, eventually causing the veins to involute and disappear.
Good candidates are men and women of all age groups interested in addressing unsightly spider veins. The veins need to be large enough to inject, but small enough to be responsive to sclerotherapy injection. Large, ropey varicose veins do not respond to this treatment and require more invasive treatment. Women who are pregnant should wait until after the pregnancy is complete.
During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Shermak what you would like to improve so she can understand your expectations and determine how to best achieve your desired result. At that visit, a test treatment may take place to test the effectiveness of the sclerosant and skin tolerance.
A second visit is then arranged for a full treatment session. Multiple sessions of sclerotherapy may be necessary for more complete treatment. In some cases after treatment, other veins will grow into the treated area. These tend to not be as full or remarkable as the original spider veins and may be susceptible to treatment.
The way you look and feel directly affects your self-image. In addition to treating Baltimore spider vein patients, Dr. Shermak takes care of many Baltimore Sculptra, dermal filler, and Botox patients. Please visit these pages to learn more about the other facial enhancement procedures offered. You may also visit our photo gallery to view representative results.
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