A large portion of men and women have visible veins on their legs and thighs. While most people are not bothered by this, some find the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins unsightly and bothersome. In fact, this stops many individuals from showing their legs in shorts or skirts. Dr. Daniel Beck, Southlake, TX cosmetic surgeon, offers sclerotherapy to permanently and safely remove spider and varicose veins from the legs. Spider veins are the tiny red and purple squiggly lines that appear on the legs while varicose veins are larger, darker, and can sometimes be painful. These veins are usually hereditary and only worsen with age. Sclerotherapy removes these veins, and restores a natural, beautiful appearance to the skin, which allows men and women to expose their legs with confidence.
"Dr. Beck is by far the best doctor in Dallas and Southlake. He truly cares about the welfare and happiness of his patients. He is fair, down to earth and easy to communicate. He is a perfectionist in his profession and you will be very happy and satisfied with your results. His expertise is genius knowing exactly what procedure he needs to perform to achieve the most natural appearance, but at the same time remove any flaws you want gone. Please see him for all your cosmetic needs. Anyone considering cosmetic procedures and surgery should see a plastic surgeon (period). You will not be sorry with Dr. Beck."- A.L. / Yelp / Sep 22, 2015
"Lipo - Best plastic surgeon. Highly recommend him......super happy with my body."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 30, 2017
"Best plastic surgeon. Takes the time with you, answers all you're questions. Highly recommend him and his staff."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 30, 2017
"I cannot say enough about Dr. Beck... his extremely patience and has a wonderful bedside manner. My family member had a horrible breast augmentation and lift from Dr. Adams and had to be completely redone less than a year later. I could go on and on but basically his the bomb! I highly recommend him."- L.S. / Yelp / May 24, 2017
"Highly recommend! - I had a breast augmentation (dual plane with highly cohisive silicon gel 365cc) with Dr. Beck. I was a full B, small C with all breast fat on the bottom of breast - and now I'm a full C and fill out the top of my bra! I was pretty nervous going in, as this is a permanent procedure. I couldn't be more happy with the results! Not only is he very thorough, he really took the time to listen to..."- D. / RealSelf / May 15, 2017
During a sclerotherapy treatment session, a sclerosing chemical solution is injected carefully into the affected vein using a fine needle. Depending on the severity of the condition, the treatment varies with the quantity of doses needed per vein. The doctor will use cotton to apply ointment and pressure on the injection prick, which helps to spread the medication and stop any minimal bleeding. There may be cramping sensations during the treatment, which is normal. Patients will be advised to wear compression garments for a period of time to continue to put steady pressure on the skin so that the medication continues to work and damage the veins.
Sclerotherapy is a cosmetic treatment that is performed as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical center. After treatment, the veins swell, shut down, and ultimately die. The gradual fading of size and color will begin to take notice around 2-3 weeks. Optimal results are evident after 6 weeks.
The average cost for a session of sclerotherapy is around $250 to $1000. If the veins being treated are moderate in size and quantity, the treatment may be able to be concluded in a single session. Some patients will require multiple sessions, which will be staged over time. Sclerotherapy is considered a cosmetic treatment, therefore insurance typically does not apply. However, for severe cases where the veins cause functioning difficulty or pain, insurance may cover a portion of the cost.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $250 - $1,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
It is difficult to target 100% of the vein as some can be a challenge to inject. On average, 70% improvement is seen in the majority of treated patients. For severe cases, several treatments are necessary to see any significant improvement in appearance. Patients report satisfying results, especially those who are bothered with the pain and cramps of severe varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy is a popular method in removing cases of spider and varicose veins, but there are other alternatives that today’s technology offers. Laser treatment, surgical stripping and radiofrequency treatment are a few other options for someone seeking the removal of problematic veins. Our practitioner will evaluate the condition and recommend the best approach for the patient’s circumstance.
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Common side effects are only temporary such as skin irritation, itching, and bruising right after treatment. This is only evident around the injection sites and fades after a few days. The treatment is noninvasive. There are rare complications, such as blood clots or allergic reactions, which must be reported immediately for possible treatment.
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For cases needing several treatments, it is a must to give several weeks in between sessions to allow the treated veins time to fade. This allows the treated veins to break down and completely be absorbed by the body so that the injector can then focus on the live veins that remain.