The Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein offers sclerotherapy to treat varicose and spider veins for patients in the Baltimore area. This minimally invasive treatment for leg vein removal is used to successfully remove most spider veins.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy’s method of treatment requires a series of treatments where a tiny needle injects a small amount of sclerosing agent into the veins. There is minimal pain and the treatments, over time, allow the veins to shrink and re-route blood to healthier veins. After the treatment is performed, the veins tend to fade within a few weeks, but occasionally it may take up to four weeks to see the full results. For some patients, several treatments may be necessary.
In addition to cosmetic reasons, sclerotherapy can help relieve the aching or burning sensation that comes with varicose veins. The side effects may include bruising, redness, sores, darkened skin, and multiple tiny red blood vessels.
Dr. Weiss and his staff took the time to explain the whole spider vein process to me. They explained why the treatments and stockings are so important to get the best result. No one has done that before, at other offices I was only quoted a price only. Dr. Weiss did a full exam with ultrasound, it was amazing. He explained everything he saw to me.