What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is an extremely effective way to treat large spider veins that are not effectively managed
with laser vein treatment. It works by injecting a solution directly into the vein to form a scar tissue
that eventually fades away, reducing the appearance of the spider vein.
What are spider veins?
To understand the treatment of spider veins, it’s first helpful to know what they are and how they
developed. Spider veins are small red, purple and blue blood vessels that commonly appear on the legs,
thighs, ankles and face. They are easily recognizable because they follow a distinct branching pattern.
Though they can be seen in young men and women, they usually become more prominent as people age.
There are a number of factors that contribute to the development of spider veins, including:
- Being overweight or obese.
- Congenital factors.
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause.
- A history of blood clots.
- Hormone replacement therapy or the use of birth control pills.
- Sitting or standing for long periods of time.
What to expect during your procedure
Sclerotherapy at Marcus Medical Spa is a minimally invasive, virtually pain-free procedure designed to
treat large spider veins. During the procedure, we will use an ultra fine needle to inject a solution
directly into the vein. The solution works by irritating the blood vessels forming the vein, causing a blood
clot to form. The blood clot then turns into scar tissue that gradually fades away over time. Though the length of your procedure will vary depending on how many veins you
possess and the size of the treatment area, in general you can expect the entire sclerotherapy procedure to
last approximately 30 to 60 minutes. In some cases, you may require two or more treatments to help
remove your veins and achieve your desired result.
After your Los Angeles sclerotherapy procedure, there is virtually no downtime, with most clients resuming their normal
activities immediately. You will be advised to partake in moderate exercise to promote blood circulation, as
well as wear compression stockings to apply pressure to the veins and ensure an optimal outcome.
Our specialists will also provide you with guidelines to prevent additional veins from developing in the
future. For example, you will be advised to follow a routine exercise regime, maintain a healthy weight,
avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time, and refrain from crossing your legs to reduce the chance
of a spider vein recurrence.
Before & After
Please view our beautiful before and after gallery to see for yourself the smooth and clear results you can expect to achieve from among the best sclerotherapy treatment Manhattan Beach has available at Marcus Medical Spa.
Am I a good candidate for sclerotherapy?
At Marcus Medical Spa in Redondo Beach, we’re committed to personalized care, and we only administer treatments if it’s
truly in the client’s best interest. As such, we determine candidacy for all of our procedures on an
individual basis, following a thorough discussion of your cosmetic goals, concerns and desires. With that
said, almost anyone who is bothered by unsightly spider veins and wishes to resolve the condition is a
possible candidate for this procedure. During your initial consultation, we will advise on whether or not
you are an ideal candidate for among the best sclerotherapy Manhattan Beach has available at Marcus Medical
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to further discuss among the best sclerotherapy Redondo Beach has available to help reduce
large spider veins, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today. During that meeting, we will
advise on whether or not you’re an ideal candidate for this procedure, as well as compose a custom treatment
plan designed to achieve the smooth, clear and vein-free skin you’ve always wanted. You may request a
consultation online, or if you prefer, you may call the office directly and one of our seasoned staff
members will be able to assist you.
Meet Dr. Keith Marcus
The Plastic Surgeon Behind the Marcus Medical Spa
Dr. Keith Marcus, the director of the Marcus Medical Spa, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon, specializing in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Marcus is an active member of the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Marcus feels that treating each client completely is the most important aspect of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He personally performs many of the non-invasive procedures such as Botox and Dysport, Juvederm, CoolSculpting, and IPL Photofacials.
Dr. Marcus has made it his goal to ensure that Marcus Medical Spa delivers nothing short of premier
non-invasive treatment. As a facial plastic surgeon, he is able to ensure a new standard in the world of
medspas. While Dr. Marcus may not deliver every treatment, he stands behind them and personally ensures the
quality of the work. In this way, Dr. Marcus and his team provide each client with a higher level of
attention and care.