What is Sclerotherapy?
We want to help you love your skin again. Sclerotherapy is a treatment to safely remove unattractive spider and varicose veins. At Snyder Dermatology in Austin, TX, we see numerous women and men, who are bothered by their very visible clusters of red, blue, and purple veins on the thighs, calves, and ankles. Dr. Renee Snyder and her team of talented board-certified dermatologists use a sclerosing agent (hardening agent) injected into the vein causing it to displace, collapse, and then disappear over time. The veins will not return; however, this treatment will not prevent new veins from appearing. If you would like to learn more about sclerotherapy or would like your veins assessed for treatment, please call our friendly patient coordinators to set up your first appointment. By removing your spider and varicose veins, you can restore your skin and confidently show off your legs again.
"I went in for a consultation for a scar I had from a procedure done last year. First off, the office is gorgeous with beautiful art pieces adorning the walls and a wonderful group of staff members that greet you with a warm welcome. I met with Dr. Foley who was kind and attentive as I told her about my nightmarish experience that I had at a med spa in California where I formerly resided. She listened to my concerns and recommended that I start with micro-needling to diminish the appearance of the scarring. This is when I was introduced to the esthetician Robin who was beyond outstanding and patient as she explained in detail each procedure and went over the cost details. I felt so comfortable that I decided to get my first micro-needling session with her on the very same day. I am so glad that I did because she was so gentle and checked in with me during the whole process to assure that I wasn’t uncomfortable or feeling any pain. Honestly, I felt that the micro-needling experience was quite pleasant and therapeutic in the hands and expertise of Robin. Thank you again Synder dermatology for a wonderful first time experience."- A.C. / Yelp / Apr 06, 2022
"I am so grateful to have found this office and the best Dermatologist. I see Dr Elizabeth Foley for my Rosacea. I had been through 3 different Dermatologist who had pretty much given up on me. I was determined to find someone that would help me look myself again.Dr Foley is an amazing doctor. Her bedside manner, the best. I finally felt like someone was listening and understood what I was going through. I can’t thank her enough. I highly recommend her to any/everyone."- R.C. / Yelp / Feb 17, 2022
"Visited their central Austin location. Very pleased with the treatment I received there and their wide range of services. Dr. Parker was very informative and made my experience pleasant."- G.L. / Yelp / Feb 08, 2022
"I can say that I’ve never been more happy to write a review as I type this!This is based on my recent experience with Dr. Foley for a dermatology appointment for skin & hair. Dr. Foley did 3 things well: Solutions-oriented, Education, & Bedside Manner.Solutions-oriented - I went to a previous "specialist" to get my hair and skin issue resolved. She prescribed me a bacterial medicine and said "There’s nothing we can do." I used the medicine for 3 months with no incremental impact. I decided to go with a second opinion and go to Dr. Foley. She assessed me and quickly came up with 4 solutions for my issues (injections, shampoo, gel, and pill) with the narrative "I like to attack the issue aggressively. And guess what? Dr. Foley’s solutions are working!!Education - Dr. Foley walked me through the science of my issues and how each of her 4 solutions would help resolve the issues. I enjoy knowing HOW things work and Dr. Foley’s expertise in dermatology was very clear - not to mention her ability to simplify her education into lay terms so you understand. When I shared my specialist experience, she said "You don’t have a bacterial issue. That diagnosis was wrong and I’m sorry that person led you in the wrong direction." This is the benefit of getting a second opinion of a true subject matter expert like Dr. Foley.Bedside Manner - First off, Dr. Foley is hilarious! If you like jokes/natural humor, it’s an added plus of seeing her. Throughout the injections, she was extremely patient and continued to check-in - which demonstrated an awareness to the patient experience (vs a simple doctoral transaction). Dr. Foley has me scheduled to come back next month to check on the impact of her recommendations. Not only am I going to be happy to show her the progress, I’m excited to laugh with her. Dr. Foley: Thank you for not only being good at what you do and helping to resolve my issues, but giving me hope again :)"- B.S. / Yelp / Jan 28, 2022
"I had my first appointment today, and it was a great first experience! I was seen on time, the appointment was upbeat and fun (which I didn’t expect), and I was out the door in no time. Dr. Foley and the staff were amazing. Glad that I decided to finally do something about my skin!"- R.L. / Yelp / Oct 04, 2021
How to Treat Sclerotherapy
After you have had a consultation with one of our dermatologists, we will provide you with sclerotherapy injections with a sclerosing solution that will be directly injected into the concerning veins. As each patient's treatment is personalized, the number of injections will be determined by the number, size, and location of the veins that are being treated. You may need several injections if the veins cover a wide area. If you are concerned with the pain level of the injections, please ask our dermatologist about a local anesthetic to diminish your discomfort.
There will be no need to miss work or disrupt your daily activities as sclerotherapy does not require downtime in the recovery period from this noninvasive treatment. Some patients may avoid exercise for 24 hours. Many patients wear compression stockings to help the legs heal for a few days. It is possible for there to be skin irritation, slight itching, and some skin discoloration on or near the injection site. The treatment is not immediately visible as it takes 2 – 3 weeks for the veins to fade. In week 6, the patent should see maximum results of sclerotherapy.
Your dermatologist will discuss with you the appropriate amount of treatments needed to attain your aesthetic goals. It may be recommended that your appointments be schedule several months apart. Additional sclerotherapy injection sessions may be necessary for optimal results. Your skin will need time to heal to reveal amazing results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $300 - $500
- 20-40 minutes
Schedule a Consult Today!
Spider veins and varicose veins are unattractive, and may cause you to unnecessarily hide your skin. We offer sclerotherapy to effectively remove the clusters of red, blue and purple veins so that you can show your skin with confidence! Contact our team at Snyder Dermatology about all your options in spider and varicose vein removal. We would be happy to answer any of your questions during a private consultation at one of our area Austin, TX offices.