At Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery in Orlando, board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Soto offers sclerotherapy to men and women with spider and varicose veins. During this treatment, a chemical solution is injected directly into visible veins to destroy their inner lining and collapse their structure. This process eliminates unsightly spider veins and varicose veins for a more beautiful and natural skin appearance. Thousands of men and women suffer from unwanted spider and varicose veins on their legs and thighs, which is why Dr. Soto is thrilled to offer a solution that produces stunning results. Patients will love their new skin and will no longer dread showing off their legs.
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 number 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.
"Bridget and Amanda made a super weird and uncomfortable procedure quite easy! I was really nervous, but their calming manner and conversation relaxed me. The Geneveve treatment was completely painless and there was no down time. My significant other thoroughly enjoys the results as well."- K.M. / Yellowpages / Jun 26, 2017
"Dr Soto was truly amazing. He gave me everything I could of asked for and more. Very professional and personable. I would recommend him to anyone. Recovery was so wonderful thanks to him, his team and professional practice. Highly recommend. Amazing results."- S.E. / Google / Oct 07, 2021
"I had an extremely positive experience with Dr. Soto and he was able to listen to my needs and give me exactly what I was wanting and hoping for! My breast augmentation went super smooth and I couldn’t be happier with my results! Also, the entire team of girls were so easy to chat with and made me feel super comfortable and reassured with every single visit I had prior and after my surgery. Thank you so much to such a wonderful team💗"- L.L. / Google / Sep 30, 2021
"Muy feliz con los resultados, la atención y el trato de todos los del equipo. El doctor Soto es muy profesional y sobretodo esta muy pendiente de todo tu proceso postoperatorio. Estoy bastante feliz en cuanto a proporción versus relación con mi cuerpo, solo me hubiesen gustado un poco mas pequeñas pero por gusto personal, confío plenamente en la razón del doctor. Muy agradecida con las enfermeras y el personal administrativo. 100% recomendado"- D.S. / Google / Sep 30, 2021
"It’s been an amazing journey, to say the least! There are no words that can explain how happy I am with the work that Dr. Armando Soto did.. He is truly “brilliant” and an amazing talent, blessed his hands!! I am super super happy with what he was able to accomplish with my tummy tuck .. It was the best decision I have ever made. It took me almost 2 yrs to find a great doctor I knew my abdomen needed to be worked on specially after having 3 kids and I am glad I waited until I found him! And off course let’s not leave his Staff behind.. they ROCK.. from day one until now they very helpful, knowledgeable ,professional and kind! What else can I asked for! 😃😍 I will recommend him to everyone for any procedure!"- V.P. / Google / Sep 24, 2021
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 dissapears. The gradual fading of size and color will begin to take notice around 2 - 3 weeks. Optimal results are evident after 6 weeks.
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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. The doctor will evaluate the condition and recommend the best approach for the patient’s circumstance.
Possible Side Effects?
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 minimally invasive. There are rare complications, such as blood clots or allergic reactions, which must be reported immediately for possible treatment.
In Between Treatments?
For cases needing several treatments, patients will need to wait 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.