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
"Love working with Amy! She always helps me get the results I am looking for and seems genuinely happy to help me!"- K.W. / Yellowpages / Dec 03, 2019
"I couldn't be happier with not only my results but they way I was taken care of by Dr. Soto and his staff. I searched for months for a plastic surgeon. After finding Dr. Soto I knew he was the right one. I drive 3 hours round trip to see Dr. Soto and I wouldn't have picked anyone else. I have had 2 surgeries by him and both were a complete success with great results. They answered all my questions, took the time to take my numerous phone calls and emails and never made me feel like I was bothering them. I followed their Pre and post-op instructions and have had no complications. Their night nurse is amazing and so caring. I truly feel like they I am family. I would recommend Dr. Soto for all your needs."- V.C. / Yelp / Nov 29, 2019
"I couldn’t be happier with not only my results but they way I was taken care of by Dr. Soto and his staff. I searched for months for a plastic surgeon. After finding Dr. Soto I knew he was the right one. I drive 3 hours round trip to see Dr. Soto and I wouldn’t have picked anyone else. I have had 2 surgeries by him and both were a complete success with great results. They answered all my questions, took the time to take my numerous phone calls and emails and never made me feel like I was bothering them. I followed their Pre and post-op instructions and have had no complications. Their night nurse is amazing and so caring. I truly feel like they I am family. I would recommend Dr. Soto for all your needs."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 29, 2019
"Talented Surgeon, Amazing Results! - I had a tummy tuck performed by Dr. Soto and I am beyond pleased with the entire experience! Dr. Soto was very knowledgeable and informative in answering any and all my questions. It is clear he takes much pride in his work and attention to details. Dr. Soto and the entire office staff are so kind and accommodating. They really take care of you from start to finish and beyond. I feel very pampered. I am (almost) 4 months post op and my results are just incredible, better than I ever imagined. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Soto to my friends and family. Choosing Dr. Soto and his practice was the best decision I could have made for my surgery."- I. / RealSelf / Nov 22, 2019
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.