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.
"I’ve seen Dr. Wilkerson three times now and have never felt like it’s been a rushed visit like other dermatologists I’ve been to. He’s been able to drastically improve skin issues that I’ve dealt with for years. Very clean and professional practice."- M.H. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
"Dr Wilkerson was referred to me by my primary care physician and I am very thankful he was. After being in a trauma accident sustaining multiple wounds, I encountered a rash and irritation around them. I could not afford to get any infection while healing all my injuries. Dr Wilkerson and his assistant Jackie were friendly and gentle. They asked many questions and thoroughly examined the injury site. The doctor’s level of care was exceptional and he took his time to answer all my questions patiently. His treatment plan ‘cured’ my issue and I look forward to my follow up appointment. Jackie was courteous and gracious enough to call me a week after my appointment to follow up and see how I was feeling and how my recovery was progressing."- S.D. / Google / Oct 12, 2019
"Dr. Wilkerson and Jackie, the medical assistant, were awesome. They are the nicest, caring, professional medical team I have ever been to. I wish all doctors and medical assistants were like them. They answered all my questions and put all my concerns at ease. Thank you!"- M.G. / Google / Aug 26, 2020
"Had my second visit at FLD and had to write another 5* review! Dr. Wilkerson and Jackie the Medical Asst. are terrific. Dr. Wilkerson conducts a thorough examination and explains any issues that are identified. I highly recommend FLD."- T.P. / Google / Aug 07, 2020
"100% recommend Dr. Wilkerson Fort Lauderdale dermatology office. Prior to visiting his office I called outside business hours on a weekend & his amazing Assistant Jackie called me back but I missed her call. She then reached out via Email & we communicated there finding an appointment within 48 hours. Once arriving to Dr. Wilkerson office, I was greeted kindly & everything was constantly sterilized (covid-19 pandemic). I continued to receive excellent communication from the Dr. & his assistant & i felt totally comfortable. Everything was excellent all around & even after I left his office I emailed Dr. Wilkerson a question I had at around 9pm hoping to hear back the next day, But to my surprised he replied kindly at 10pm with answers to all my questions! I am very happy to of found a doctor that did everything above & beyond from the start & truly seemed to care about the patient. I’ll always recommend this office!"- T. / Google / Jul 15, 2020
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 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
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.