What is Sclerotherapy?
Do you need treatment for big, unwanted spider and varicose veins? Do you have blue, purple, or red veins visible through the skin? Board-certified physician Dr. Stuart B. Porter can perform sclerotherapy injections for you to decrease or eliminate the appearance of larger veins on your face and body. A minimally invasive treatment with no downtime for recovery, sclerotherapy may help you get a more even skin tone and healthier looking skin. Schedule a consultation at Xage Medical Spa in Provo, UT to get more information about minimally invasive sclerotherapy as well as other skin treatments for significant results.
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"I just finished my 3rd and last Femilift treatment a week and half ago. For all you women that have a weakening bladder, I STONGLY recommend this treatment. I had a hysterectomy, including removal of my cervix about 12 years ago. Since I no longer have those parts to help keep things in their place, I gradually noticed several changes. I was that woman that couldn’t multitask with a sneeze, cough, laugh or even clear my throat while walking. I am proud to report that this is no longer a problem. Dr. Porter recommended this procedure and now here I am, multitasking like a pro. I noticed some improvement a couple weeks after the first treatment, the most improvement after the second treatment and the last treatment just sealed the deal, literally. An unexpected outcome is one I am super happy about. I have been plagued with recurring bladder infections for years. I haven’t had a bladder infection since the first treatment 3 months ago. Though I am purely speculating, I feel this is directly related to the Femilift treatments. It makes sense. Before the treatments, I had a weak sense of when my bladder was full, therefore my bladder would be full for awhile before I would get the intense urge. After several times, my bladder would just be irritated and I would end up with an infection. I lived on AZO and cranberry to try and manage some comfort. Now, my pelvic floor is stronger and I can can sense my full bladder sooner, which I now visit the restroom way more often. At first this was annoying, but now that I realize I am sensing things like I should and I haven’t had anymore irritation or infections, I’ll take it. Now ladies, and partners of those ladies considering Femilift, let’s talk sex. Since this treatment involves a laser inserted into the vagina, and it strengthens and tightens the urethra, it makes sense that it tightens the vagina as well. Big bonus. Not only have I noticed tightening, but more lubrication and sensitivity (the good kind, not the painful kind). If I just scared you away because I mentioned something being inserted into your vagina and then a laser zapping away, bear with me. 1. The laser has a comfortable width. 2. It has a sheath cover that is only yours and kept on site so you don’t have to remember to bring it with you. 3. The only time you feel any discomfort is when the they are treating the opening of the vagina since there are many more nerve endings there. For me this felt like an intense moment during a bladder infection, but the sensation immediately ceased when the treatment was over. 4. The entirety of each treatment only takes about 10 minutes. The consult and prep takes more time than the actual treatment. Finally, let’s talk about the cost. This isn’t covered by insurance, but when compared to the downtime, recovery and risk of infection of surgery, this is way worth it. Xage Medical spa was offering a promotion at the time of my consultation, which I was able to get a discount. But, I would have paid full price. The staff was very welcoming, knowledgeable and accommodating. They know what they are doing and how to provide a great experience and results."- T.H. / Google / Dec 30, 2019
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Why Would I need Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy treatments are a good option for patients who have veins that are visible through the skin of their body and face. Generally, veins are most prominent on the legs, and you may avoid wearing shorts, swimsuits, or any other clothes that won't cover up your veins. Dr. Porter will need you to be in good overall health before sclerotherapy to minimize the chance of reactions or complications. Also, you should not have a history of blood clots or be pregnant. He will discuss this with you in a private consultation.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Sclerotherapy treatments can be done in a private treatment room quickly and with no numbing agents. The veins to be treated will be marked, and the skin will be sanitized. Very fine gauge needles will be inserted into the veins for a sclerosing solution to be injected. The sclerosing solution will cause the vein to collapse. After the treatment is done, the needle will be removed and a bandage will be applied to the injection site to stop any minor bleeding. This process can be repeated until all selected veins have been treated. Sclerotherapy has come a long way from the old method of using often ineffective saline solutions. Our new and more effective solutions and smaller needles provide little discomfort, no “downtime” following the sclerotherapy procedure, and amazing results.
Sclerotherapy After Your Treatment Session With Dr. Porter
After your sclerotherapy treatment, you will be able to leave to continue your daily routine. You may see mild bruising, inflammation, or redness in the treated areas, but this will usually subside naturally. Compression garments may be recommended by Dr. Porter to improve your blood circulation after sclerotherapy for faster, better results. It may take a while for the treatment to show results, but your treated skin should change as the spider veins disappear or fade over time. You may require two or more sclerotherapy sessions to get your optimal results. Many of our Xage Medical Spa patients are pleased with the appearance of their treated veins after one session.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $300
- How Long It Takes
- 15 mins
Vein sightings? Sclerotherapy can help
The unattractive veins that develop on your face and body can be frustrating as they get worse over time. We invite you to learn more about our nonsurgical treatments with sclerotherapy at Xage Medical Spa in Provo, UT. Let us eliminate your unwanted spider veins and varicose veins. Dr. Porter can build a personalized treatment plan with sclerotherapy plus go over other cosmetic services that can diminish with your visible veins at our practice.