Varicose veins, reticular veins, and spider veins are usually unsightly and can cause discomfort in the legs, which is why many people from Covington, Lafayette, and surrounding communities with venous disorders visit Weiler Plastic Surgery to find an effective treatment. If you suffer from small varicose and spider veins, we encourage you to visit us 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 are laser vein treatments?
For patients with cosmetic concerns, we also treat unsightly spider veins and capillaries with intense pulsed light and Aerolase laser treatments. These treatments break down blood vessels near the skin’s surface and cause the body to naturally absorb them, leaving behind clear, evenly pigmented skin.
How much do vein treatments cost in Baton Rouge?
At Weiler Plastic Surgery, the cost for vein treatments starts at $450 depending on the specific treatment option and individual patient needs. You will be provided with a personalized price quote for your treatment during your consultation with one of our experienced providers.
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:
Occupations that involve a lot of standing such as healthcare worker, hair stylist, teacher, and industrial worker
Excessive body weight
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.
Our Talented Team of Plastic Surgeons
Our plastic surgeons bring years of experience and dedication to personalized care to the men and women of Louisiana. Founder Dr. Jonathan Weiler is known for his advanced surgical expertise, extensive knowledge, and warm demeanor. Dr. M'liss Hogan's wealth of skill and experience complement her unique understanding of her patients' needs, and Dr. Pamela Brownlee specializes in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Together, they share a vision of enriching and improving their patients' lives.
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.
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.
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