You may have noticed very tiny purple or dark red veins on your face, ankles, legs and other areas of your body. These small veins, known as spider veins, can make you feel embarrassed. Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for spider veins that permanently eliminates the unsightly veins. Located in Woodmere, IOIO Studio is pleased to offer sclerotherapy to residents living in and around Cleveland and Beachwood, Ohio.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for:
- Tiny, web-like veins that appear just below the surface of the skin, known as “spider veins”
- Larger veins under the skin’s surface that may be bulging and painful, known as “varicose veins”
Both spider veins and varicose veins are caused by a pooling of blood in a vein that eventually weakens the vein. The blood pools in the vein because a small flap inside the vein fails to close properly as the blood is returned to the heart. In most cases, spider and varicose veins are simply cosmetic concerns.
Sclerotherapy treats spider and varicose veins by permanently destroying the damaged vein.
Sclerotherapy is preferred by men and women because the procedure:
- Is quick and comfortable
- Is minimally-invasive
- Permanently destroys damaged veins
- Requires little to no downtime
- Is effective for spider and varicose veins on several areas of the body
How is Sclerotherapy Administered?
Injections of a special solution are made directly into the damaged vein. The solution causes the vein to collapse. Your body then eliminates the vein and re-routes blood through healthy veins.
Spider Vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy is especially effective for spider vein treatment. In less than one hour, you can be on your way to having clear skin that is free of those web-like purple and dark red veins. The collapse of the vein can take some time, so you will see the purple and dark red veins slowly fade in the weeks after your treatment.
If you are being treated for spider veins on your legs and ankles, you may need to wear compression socks to help with circulation. We may also recommend changes to your lifestyle to prevent future spider veins. These small veins can be caused by standing for prolonged periods of time, being overweight and other factors.
How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost in Cleveland?
Sclerotherapy may be covered by your medical insurance, but you should review your coverage. After your consultation, we will provide a cost for your sclerotherapy treatment. We accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards, as well as offer you payment options for your Sclerotherapy treatments and other services at our medical spa. We work out payment plans with each customer, breaking down packages to affordable payments with each visit.
If the procedure is covered by your insurance, you may need to pay up front and be reimbursed by your medical insurance. After your consultation, our patient coordinator will explain how we work with medical insurance companies.
Is Sclerotherapy Right for Me?
Dr. Miller and Dr. Kates will help you decide if sclerotherapy is right for you and what you can expect from treatment.
If living with the embarrassment of spider and varicose veins makes you feel less confident, you should find out more about sclerotherapy at IOIO Studio. We can safely and effectively eliminate your spider and varicose veins with our sclerotherapy treatments.
Learn how to treat your spider and varicose veins with sclerotherapy at IOIO Studio, the practice of choice in the Cleveland, OH area. Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.