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Sclerotherapy (Leg Vein Treatment)

Have you ever looked down at your legs and discovered an alarming trending growing up and down your calves? Purplish, red-ish, nagging, nightmares, steadily, becoming your new reality, the dreaded varicose and spider veins.

Telangiectasias, or more often referred to as, “spider veins” are likely to be found on the legs, thighs, and ankles of men and women. Women are generally affected more because of hormonal changes and pregnancy. However, these creep-crawlies can appear anywhere. While some studies may attribute it to various factors, these visible blood vessels are more often hereditary in nature and painful at times.

Varicose veins tend to bulge out and have more of a blue, or green-ish, color to them. While both types of veins can be painful and definitely unsightly there is a remedy for to get rid of them called sclerotherapy. Sometimes sclerotherapy is combined with laser vein treatment, especially for the very tiny spider veins that are difficult to get a needle into to treat.

If I have spider or varicose veins, what are my options?

Luckily, there is a fast, affordable, and effective in-office treatment available in Texas! Dr. Caglia offers Sclerotherapy, a quick, painless solution for spider and veracious veins. Sclerotherapy was first put in to practice in the 1920’s. Today the treatment is still similar, with incredible outcomes. Treatment session requirements can vary depending on the severity of the situation. During treatment, a small, thin, needle is used to inject the vein with a solution that displaces the blood that is in the vein causing the lining to become inflamed and swell to the point of restricting blood flow.

What are the benefits and side effects of Sclerotherapy?

  • Reasonably quick results- Most of Dr. Caglia’s patients see results within 6-12 weeks, some only needing a few treatments, leaving amazing results.

  • Little downtime after the procedure- Aside from avoiding strenuous activities within the first 24 hours, recovery is often consists of the patient wearing a compression hose to apply even pressure to the area until the Dr. ends treatment.

  • Most patients resume living their lifestyles regularly after the first 24 hours.

  • Long-lasting results- The majority of Dr. Caglia’s patients see satisfying, long-lasting results. Allowing them to regain their confidence and live without pain caused by varicose or spider veins.


Are there other vein treatments available? 

As technology continues to progress there will continue to be efforts made in the advancement of spider and veracious vein therapy. Today, lasers are safe alternative that is non-invasive and a long-lasting option. Penetrating the vein with light energy, the heat of the laser is absorbed through the vein, leaving incredible results after a short recovery.

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