Sclerotherapy in Morehead City, NC

North Carolina residents who want to treat spider veins can find an effective treatment for these conditions at New Visage, a cosmetic facility located in Morehead City and serving clients in the general Jacksonville area.

Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective medical procedure that reduces spider veins using a saline solution injected directly into the vein to irritate its lining and cause it to collapse, gradually fading from view.

Who is a good candidate for Sclerotherapy?

Although most adults may be eligible for this procedure, our team will evaluate your condition and medical history to determine whether you are a good candidate. Sclerotherapy is not recommended for clients who are currently pregnant or taking birth control pills. Individuals with a history of blood clots must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Our trained and knowledgeable specialists can advise you as to whether sclerotherapy is an ideal option for you.

Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins respond quickly to sclerotherapy treatments and normally do not cause any discomfort. Spider vein removal is considered a purely cosmetic treatment.

What is the Sclerotherapy procedure like?

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a saline solution directly into the vein using a very fine needle. It is normal to experience mild discomfort and cramping for one to two minutes during this part of the procedure, especially when treating larger veins. The procedure itself takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. Depending on your condition and goals, our specialist may treat various veins during one treatment session.

How should I prepare for Sclerotherapy?

Certain medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory drugs, must be avoided for at least 48 hours in preparation for sclerotherapy, and you must refrain from applying lotion to the area prior to the procedure.

What can I expect after Sclerotherapy?

Following your sclerotherapy treatment, you will be able to resume normal activities immediately and will be encouraged to walk and remain active. You will be instructed to wear compression support hosiery to protect and support the treated veins and prevent discomfort. Following treatment, you must avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as certain prescription medications, for at least 48 hours. You may take Tylenol if needed to treat any minor discomfort.

We also recommend that you avoid the following activities for 48-72 hours following a sclerotherapy treatment:

  • Aerobic exercise
  • Hot baths
  • Hot compresses
  • Hot tubs, whirlpools or saunas
  • Direct sun exposure

If you live in Morehead City, Jacksonville, or nearby areas in North Carolina, don’t wait any longer to treat unsightly spider veins at New Visage! Contact our office today to learn more about sclerotherapy at 252-808-2NEW (2639).