A specialist in Sclerotherapy and the elimination of spider veins, Julie Lorenzo, ARNP is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with extensive training in cosmetic procedures. She holds a B.S. in Nursing from Nova Southeastern University and an M.S. in Nursing from the University of Miami where she graduated with highest honors. At Ageless Medical, Julie begins each series of Sclerotherapy treatments with an assessment of individual needs and will thoroughly explain the procedure, aftercare, and follow-up so that you will know what to expect throughout the process.
If you’ve been wearing long pants despite the Florida heat just to hide the spider veins that have crept up on your legs, Sclerotherapy will have you back in shorts and dresses. A Sclerotherapy treatment consists of having tiny injections of a special saline solution performed on spider veins and small varicose veins. The solution causes the veins to become smaller or disappear, and with a series of treatments, your legs will look clear once again.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for spider veins and small varicose veins. The process includes injecting an asclera sclerosing agent into the vein, which will cause the vein to shrink or collapse. It works by damaging the endothelium, the cells lining the inside of blood vessels. Over time, the damaged vein will be replaced with tissue, and the vein will not allow blood to flow freely through it, which will force the body to absorb it. It sounds complicated, but Sclerotherapy is a simple, effective treatment to reduce or eliminate visible veins and broken capillaries. Don’t worry – those surface veins are not needed, so the treatment is also safe.
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We prefer not to perform Sclerotherapy in patients with a history of inflammation of the veins (thrombophlebitis) or blood clots in the legs. We do not treat patients with a history of diabetes, arterial or vascular problems in the legs, or leg ulcers. In such patients, any light trauma could start a leg ulcer.
There is no reason why patients with high blood pressure or other salt-related problems cannot be treated since the amount of saline used is small. As with any procedure, please let your Medical Practitioner know of any medications you are currently taking.
At Ageless Medical, we provide advanced, FDA-approved aesthetic treatments to help you defy aging while maintaining a natural appearance. In our luxurious, state-of-the-art spa atmosphere, our experienced medical practitioners have safely performed cosmetic treatments for more than a decade for thousands of satisfied patients in South Florida. We stay on top of the latest, most effective, research proven technologies and treatments that allow patients to reverse the signs of aging and meet aesthetic goals.