Baton Rouge Office

Weiler Plastic Surgery
4212 Bluebonnet Boulevard Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 399-0001
Mon - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.


Hammond Office

Weiler Plastic Surgery
42078 Veterans Avenue Suite H
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 902-7770
Monday - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Vein Treatments

Varicose veins, reticular veins, and spider veins are usually unsightly and can cause discomfort in the legs, which is why many people with venous disorders are eager to find an effective treatment. If you suffer from small varicose and spider veins, we encourage you to visit Weiler Plastic Surgery for sclerotherapy. Recovery from this and other vein treatments at our Baton Rouge and Hammond practice is quick and practically painless, so you can clear your problem  veins with little to no downtime.

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a noninvasive procedure performed by our physician assistants to treat spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins. Treatments involve simple injections into the affected veins with a prescription medicine called Asclera (polidocanol) that damages the inside of the vessel. Over time, treated vessels are absorbed and disappear. You may notice improvement in as little as 3 weeks, but most veins need 2 to 3 months achieve final results. Occasionally, multiple treatments will be required for complete correction.

For patients with cosmetic concerns, we also treat unsightly spider veins and capillaries with intense pulsed light and laser ablation.

What causes spider veins?

Spider veins are rarely a serious health problem, but they can cause uncomfortable feelings in the legs such as itching or burning. Spider veins can sometimes be a sign of blood backup deeper inside the leg and often cannot be seen under the skin. In the same respect, they can be uncomfortable and unsightly. They are exceptionally common on women’s legs. A number of factors predispose a person to spider veins, including:

  • Age
  • Heredity
  • Occupations that involve a lot of standing such as healthcare worker, hair stylist, teacher, and industrial worker
  • Excessive body weight
  • Hormonal changes
  • Birth control pills
  • Hormone replacement in postmenopausal women
  • History of blood clots
  • Sun overexposure, which can cause spider veins on the face, cheeks or nose, especially in fair-skinned people

What are the benefits of sclerotherapy?

There are many benefits to having sclerotherapy treatments at Weiler Plastic Surgery. First and foremost, this is a minimally invasive procedure that requires no anesthesia or local anesthetic. After the procedure, there are no worries of being woozy; therefore, you can drive yourself home. In some cases, unsightly veins are gone or barely visible right after treatment. Leg discomfort you had prior to the treatment will likely be relieved very quickly.

Dr. Weiler

Dual Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Jonathan Weiler

Extensively trained and experienced in cosmetic surgery of the face, breasts, and body, Dr. Weiler takes pride in bringing state-of-the-art techniques to his home state of Louisiana. His genuinely caring personality enables patients to connect and share their concerns with him for truly personalized results.

With a rare combination of exceptional credentials and a down-to-earth, caring personality, Dr. Weiler transforms aesthetic visions into reality. He offers procedures for the face, breasts, and body, including specialized techniques that minimize pain and recovery time.


What are treatments like?

Sclerotherapy is a quick, comfortable procedure that helps reduce or completely address varicose veins. During treatment, you can expect a pinch and perhaps some pressure or slight stinging, but nothing too uncomfortable. You can also expect fast relief, with full results in just a few treatments.

What can I expect during recovery after sclerotherapy?

Patients can return to work and daily activities immediately after treatment. You will need to wear compression hose for 2 weeks, but otherwise recovery is very easy.

Next Step

We invite you to come into the office for a complimentary consultation to further discuss your treatment plan with us here at Weiler Plastic Surgery. Request a consultation using our online form or call (225) 399-0001 for an appointment.