Sclerotherapy (spider veins)

Sclerotherapy Northridge, CA

Almost half of women in the United States suffer from spider veins on their legs, faces, or elsewhere. These dark, twisty clusters of blood vessels just below the skin are not a health risk, but they’re still an unsightly sign of aging. Many of us just accept spider veins as part of getting older, but you don’t have to. There are ways to reduce their appearance or even erase spider veins entirely.

In the past, spider veins were treated either by surgery or by a process called sclerotherapy. In sclerotherapy, the doctor would inject the veins with a substance that narrowed them, causing them to shrink and die from loss of blood. But today there’s an even faster and simpler way to deal with spider veins. Intense pulsed light therapy uses lasers to thicken the blood inside the veins, which reduces blood flow and makes them shrink and fade as blood is rerouted through healthy vessels. The process is quick — a session takes only about 30 minutes — and non-invasive, which means no needles, surgery, or bandages will be needed. Recovery time will also be minimal, and there’s no need to take time off to heal. If you’re considering sclerotherapy in Northridge, please contact us first to learn more about intense pulsed light therapy and whether it might be a good fit for you.

Our doctors will be happy to study your case and determine your best treatment options to get rid of your spider veins. Get all the facts before you start your treatment, and you’ll be assured of the best results!