Spider veins are small but highly visible veins that appear primarily on the face, outer thighs, calves, ankles, and legs. Long associated with aging, spider veins actually can appear on individuals as early as their twenties. Spider veins can be worsened by sitting or standing for long periods, carrying excess weight, or receiving prolonged sun exposure. Women can also develop spider veins during pregnancy. If you are bothered by spider veins, board-certified Las Vegas dermatologist, Dr. Candace Spann, can help minimize their appearance by using sclerotherapy. This is a nonsurgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of spider veins. By removing them, sclerotherapy helps to restore the beauty of the skin and allows for greater confidence to wear shorts and expose the legs.
"Dr. Candace Spann was incredible. Super patient, thorough, and very nice. I came to her for a checkup after having-a-less than desirable experience elsewhere and she was wonderful. After finishing paperwork there was just about a 10 minute wait and that was it. I'm so thankful to have found her!"- J.M. / Google / Sep 28, 2018
"After my granddaughter asked me if I was having a baby like her aunt, I started seriously looking at liposuction. I'm on the thin side and have tried diet and exercise to remove the bulge around my middle. I researched other facilities and options and found that none of them would give me the results I wanted. Dr. Marvin Spann was brought to my attention by his wife, Dr. Candace Spann, who I was seeing for yearly skin cancer screenings. Dr. Marvin Spann did a wonderful job on my liposuction, and a year later, I'm even happier with the results! These are both dedicated, professional, competent and caring doctors who want to make sure that their patients receive the best care. I travel from Henderson to see them because they are the best!"- D.C. / Yelp / Sep 15, 2018
"My husband suffered from a severe allergic reaction to medication he was prescribed. He is African-American and the allergic outbreak targeted his face. During the healing process, his skin tone darkened about 3 times his normal color. We didn't know where to turn for help as we were concerned about doing anything to his face. We made an appointment with Dr. Candace who recommended a protocol of chemical peels and laser. Dr. Candace's esthetician, Tonia, was amazing!! After the first few treatments, we noticed the difference as his skin began to lighten and even out. My husband elected to do 2 rounds of chemical peels and 2 rounds of laser therapy. His skin tone is better than ever!! Thank you Tonia for your expertise over the past year. We are so happy with the results."- M.C. / Yelp / Aug 28, 2018
"Post Bariatric Patient - I cannot express how grateful I am to have found Dr. Spann!!! He did a Fleur-de-lis Abdominoplasty, arm lift, and medial thigh lift on me. His work is impeccable!!!! Super nice guy and gave me the results I was looking for. I am a post bariatric weight loss patient and his work is outstanding! I highly recommend him!"- K. / RealSelf / Jun 09, 2018
"Dr. Candace Spann is amazing! I was having problems with my hair thinning. She was able to get to the root cause of the problem when all other dermatologist I had been to wrote it off as stress. She really cares about her patients and my son who is almost two absolutely loves her!! It will take a while for you to get in because Dr. Spann is so awesome, but she is worth the wait! Thank you Dr. Spann!!"- P.P. / Yelp / May 07, 2018
Sclerotherapy treats veins by injecting a sclerosing solution directly into the vein. The solution causes permanent damage to the vein, causing it to collapse and absorb into the body. Sclerotherapy is a procedure that will be tweaked for every individual based on the number, size, and location of the veins that are being treated. In most cases, there is usually one injection for every inch of spider vein. As each injection takes place, the surgeon will place light pressure on the injection site with a cotton ball and ointment.
Sclerotherapy is performed in an accredited surgical facility. During the procedure, patients will be given a local anesthetic in areas to diminish discomfort, although the patient should only feel a few small pricks. Recovery following vein treatment through sclerotherapy does not require any downtime or absence from the workplace. Most individuals can resume normal activities within 24 hours, and will wear a compression stocking for a few days while the legs heal. Patients will begin to see their veins fading within 2 to 3 weeks, with maximum results being revealed around 6 weeks after the treatment.
Sclerotherapy treatment will vary depending on the number and size of veins that are being treated. Most surgeons charge approximately $300 for a session of sclerotherapy. For most patients, 1-2 treatments are normal, while patients with more severe veins should expect 3-4 treatments.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $300 - $300
- Recovery Time
- 1-3 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Office Visit
How Well Does it Work?
Sclerotherapy can improve the appearance of the legs by 70%, but it will not target every single vein. Additional treatments may be necessary for optimal results. Although many patients are very satisfied with the results from sclerotherapy, check with our team to clarify anticipated results and to see if the treatment is the right fit for you.
How About Other Treatments?
While Sclerotherapy is a popular and effective method to remove unattractive veins from the legs, it is not the only choice of treatment that men and women have to choose from. Alternatives include laser treatment, surgical stripping, and even some radiofrequency treatments. Consult our team to discover the optimal solution for your specific case.
Negative Side Effects?
There may be some skin irritation, slight itching, and some skin discoloration after treatment, but this is usually evident at the injection site and will subside in a few days. This procedure is non-invasive, and complications are very rare.
Time Between Treatments?
It is best to plan your treatments a couple of months apart. This gives the skin ample time to heal, as well as time or the treated veins to completely disintegrate.