Spider Vein Treatment Options
Dr. Navarro is a vein specialist with over 30 years experience. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and holds degrees for Boston University and MIT. Our practice is located in West Palm Beach near the Wellington / Royal Palm Beach area.
Sclerotherapy (hypertonic saline) is the most common treatment for spider veins. A micro needle is injected into the veins and a medicine is injected that will ultimately cause the veins to stick together and seal shut. This cuts off the flow of blood. The vein then turns into scar tissue and fades away in a matter of weeks.
Why is Sclerotherapy Beneficial?
- Virtually pain free and safe
- In office treatment, no hospital time required
- Minimally invasive
- No incisions or anesthetics used, little risk of complications
- Rids you of unsightly veins
- No down time
Does Sclerotherapy Take Long?
No. It only takes 15-30 minutes for the treatment. It is common to need more than one treatment to reach your desired outcome.
Is Sclerotherapy Painful?
There is a reported slight stinging from the medicine and mild discomfort from the micro-needle.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
There is no downtime so walking directly after the procedure is encouraged. Remaining active and the daytime use of compression hose are the keys to a speedy recovery.
Are There Risks Involved with Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins?
There are some mild side effects such as itching or stinging complications are rare. Hyperpigmentation can occur but usually resolves itself over time. Dr. Navarro will review any potential dangers in detail at your consultation and answer any questions you may have.
How Much Does the Procedure Cost?
The treatment costs $365 per session. Please call and schedule a consultation so we may better assist your patients needs.
What is Foam Sclerotherapy for?
For larger spider veins, we may also use foam sclerotherapy treatment with ultrasound guidance.
Foam sclerotherapy can help with the tiny spider veins that may have formed around your varicose veins. A micro needle is injected into the veins and a medicine foam is injected that will ultimately cause the veins to stick together and seal shut. This cuts off the flow of blood, the vein then turns into scar tissue and fades away in a matter of weeks. The reason foam medication is used as opposed to regular solution is because foam medication is not diluted by blood and effectively pushes it out of the way, this way much less solution has to be used.
Laser treatment may be used for veins that are very close to the surface of the skin or those that are located on the face. The way the laser works is a series of brief pulses of light are delivered through a small hand held laser into the targeted vein. This advanced treatment allows for a very precise amount of energy to be delivered into the vein. The heat introduced to the vein causes it to clot which in turn causes the body to absorb it.
At the Vein Center of the Palm Beaches, painless laser treatments are performed to eliminate vein problems. Rest assured your visit will be a comfortable experience in our spa like medical office. With Dr. Navarro’s 22 years of experience and comprehensive knowledge in the latest techniques in vein care you will achieve the best cosmetic results
Why is Laser Vein Treatment Beneficial?
- No anesthetic is required
- Safe, in office procedure
- The laser cools as it treats
- Relatively pain free
- The majority of patients only need 2-3 treatments
- No down time
What are the Side Effects?
Small red cat scratch like marks will appear on your skin and will heal in one to two days
Is the Procedure Painful?
You may experience a slight tingling sensation during the procedure. If any pain is felt by the patient, local anesthetic is administered before the procedure.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
There is no down time and resuming normal activity after the procedure is encouraged. Though results may not show for several months typically patients are satisfied with the results in a short period of time.
Are There Risks Involved?
Risks with this procedure are extremely rare. Dr. Navarro will review any potential dangers in detail at your consultation and answer any questions you may have.
Is This Covered by Insurance?
Sclerotherapy is a cosmetic procedure and will not be covered by any insurance company. We do offer payment plans for your convenience.