Sclerotherapy is the injection of a medicine into the small, unsightly veins of the leg to reduce the appearance of spider veins, as well as reduce the symptoms associated with spider veins, such as swelling, cramping, aching, and itching.
Sclerotherapy is a technique that has been used by medical professionals for decades, and remains the most effective treatment for spider veins today, though the techniques and practices have come a long way since this treatments inception. Our injectors are experts at sclerotherapy, and have trained physicians from around North America.
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The injections used contain a sclerosing solution, a medicine that helps spider veins and smaller varicose veins to shrink, collapse and disappear in this minimally invasive treatment that will help you love the way your legs look.
Spider Veins and What Causes Them
Spider veins are tiny blood vessels located near the surface of the skin, measuring no more than 1-2 millimeters in diameter. When these veins are weakened, they dilate, causing them to become visible above the skin. Spider veins can appear nearly anywhere on the body, but are most common on the face and legs.
Spider veins often develop more frequently as we age, and are common among those that are pregnant or are involved in activities that require them to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time, which puts stress on your veins.
Your First Visit to Baywood Clinic
At the Baywood Clinic your first visit will be with the Doctor, to ensure you are a good candidate. You will receive a comprehensive examination, and diagnostic imaging will be ordered as necessary. The consultation is friendly, and no pressure. Please note that there is a $75 fee, which will go towards your first treatment. However, as a cosmetic procedure sclerotherapy treatment is not covered under OHIP.