Spider veins, also called telangiectasia, may be created by genetics, hormonal changes, obesity, blood clots, medications, and medical conditions. They are usually red, purple, or blue and may become easily visible through the skin as they branch out on the legs and face. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Eric Wilkerson performs sclerotherapy to reduce or eliminate the appearance of spider veins on the body. A nonsurgical treatment with little downtime needed, sclerotherapy may help you get a more even skin tone that you can show off in short shorts. Schedule a consultation at Fort Lauderdale Dermatology in Fort Lauderdale, FL to get more information about nonsurgical sclerotherapy, as well as other skin services.
"All i can say is Dr Wilkerson and his staff , especially his assistant, Jackie. . are more than wonderful. THEY ARE TERRIFIC! i had a serious skin rash fungus. All meds and creams were not working. Then Dr Wilkerson did some research and recommended an intense med regime. Only problem: Walgreens said my ins co would not cover the $960 cost. !! As i prepared to shell out the money Jackie pleaded with me to wait. Have no idea what "magic" she and the Dr did but i got a call a few hours later from her and they had convinced the ins to pay for the med. My cost was a $40 co pay! I tried a few dermatologists since living in Ft Lauderdale. Dr Wilkerson and his staff are my "go to " Dermatologist!! M Mann"- M.M. / Google / Mar 14, 2020
"All i can say is Dr Wilkerson and his staff , especially his assistant, Jackie. . are more than wonderful. THEY ARE TERRIFIC!i had a serious skin rash fungus. All meds and creams were not working.Then Dr Wilkerson did some research and recommended an intensemed regime. Only problem: Walgreens said my ins co would notcover the $960 cost. !!As i prepared to shell out the money Jackie pleaded with me to wait.Have no idea what "magic" she and the Dr did but i got a call a few hours later from her and they had convinced the ins to pay for the med.My cost was a $40 co pay!I tried a few dermatologists since living in Ft Lauderdale. Dr Wilkerson and his staff are my "go to " Dermatologist!!M Mann"- M.M. / Google / Mar 12, 2020
"On my 1st visit as a new patient I'm more than pleased to say that both Dr. Wilkerson and his medical assistant, Jackie, lived up to the 5 Star reviews. Both are very pleasant, low key, knowledgeable and the office is impeccable. At the moment I have no insurance and Dr. Wilkerson was very up front in discussing private pay. Without going into detail I was pleasantly surprised at the pricing. I am currently catching up on my skin health and after 3 visits remain impressed with this gem of a practice."- P.L. / Google / Feb 27, 2020
"Im canadian and i was on vacation in Ft Lauderdale, i developed a skin reaction so I called this office to make an appointment. Doctor was exceptionally helpful during my full exam. I highly recommend this clinic."- T.S. / Google / Feb 15, 2020
"Jackie and Doctor Wilkerson are awesome. The office is spotless the doctor and his staff are friendly. Having Scalp Treatment done. And a little filler to make me feel younger. Very happy with this doctor."- S.R. / Facebook / Feb 07, 2020
Sclerotherapy Ideal Candidates
Sclerotherapy treatments are a good option for men and women who are bothered by small to medium-sized blood vessels that are visible underneath their skin. Patients without severe underlying vascular disease will receive the best benefits from this procedure. Generally, spider veins are most visible on the lower legs and thighs so affected individuals may avoid wearing shorts, swimsuits, or any other clothes that do not cover these areas. Sclerotherapy patients must be in good general health on the day of their procedure to avoid reactions or complications. Individuals undergoing sclerotherapy should not have a history of blood clots or be pregnant or breastfeeding.
Sclerotherapy Procedure Technique
Sclerotherapy treatments will be completed in one of our treatment rooms quickly and without the need for any anesthesia. The blood vessels to be corrected will be marked, and the skin will be cleaned. A fine needle will be inserted into the vein, allowing Dr. Wilkerson to administer the sclerosing solution. After the injection, the needle will be removed and a bandage will be applied to the injection site to stop any minor bleeding. This procedure can be repeated until all spider veins have been treated.
What to Expect with Sclerotherapy
Once your sclerotherapy is complete, you may leave our office when you feel comfortable and able to continue normal daily functions. You may have mild redness, bruising, or swelling in the treated areas. However, these symptoms should fade in a short time. Compression garments may be suggested by Dr. Wilkerson to help your blood circulation following your procedure for faster, better treatment outcomes. It can take a while for the sclerotherapy to show results, but eventually, the treated spider veins should shrink, become white, and then disappear or fade. You may need multiple sclerotherapy sessions to achieve the best results.
Banish Spider Veins
The unattractive spider veins that appear on your body and face can be annoying as they multiply over the years. To find out more about sclerotherapy, contact Fort Lauderdale Dermatology and learn how you can eliminate your concerns. Skilled cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Wilkerson routinely provides sclerotherapy for Fort Lauderdale, FL patients who are bothered by the look of spider veins. He can create a custom treatment plan to meet your needs and go over other services that can help you look and feel more attractive.
*Disclaimer: Treatments may be considered off-label by the FDA.