Look good. Feel good.

Do you feel self-conscious about your spider veins? Say goodbye to those unsightly veins and hello to beautiful, smooth legs with sclerotherapy! This quick and easy treatment involves injecting a special solution into the affected veins, causing them to collapse and fade from view. Without any downtime, you can return to your daily routine feeling more confident and comfortable in your skin.

What is sclerotherapy?

Varicose and spider veins can be unsightly and cause discomfort, such as aching, swelling, and itching. Sclerotherapy has been a proven procedure has proven to be the procedure of choice since the 1930s that can help alleviate these symptoms and improve your legs' appearance. Board-certified cardiovascular and vascular surgeons perform sclerotherapy best. It is a standard, minimally invasive treatment that often takes less than an hour and does not require hospitalization or general anesthesia.

Experience the benefits of sclerotherapy.

Quick and easy

Sclerotherapy can be completed in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the number of varicose or spider veins that require treatment.

Improved appearance

Sclerotherapy improves the appearance of spider veins, helping individuals more comfort and confidence in their own skin.

Pain relief

Sclerotherapy can also relieve the discomfort and pain associated with spider veins.


Sclerotherapy doesn't require incisions or general anesthesia, making it a safe and convenient option for individuals who want to avoid surgery.

Long-lasting results

Sclerotherapy can provide long-lasting results, with most individuals experiencing significantly reduced spider veins after just one treatment.

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A non-surgical solution to unsightly veins – how it works

Our board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Fariba Gharai, will perform a comprehensive physical examination and evaluate your medical history during your vein consultation. She will then determine what treatment is right for you. There are different types of injections used in sclerotherapy depending on your needs. If a vein is difficult to see from the surface of the skin, your vein surgeon can also use ultrasound guidance to visualize the vein and treat it with sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy can be used to treat both smaller spider veins and larger varicose veins.

You will lie on a table in a comfortable position. Dr. Gharai will clean the area around the affected veins with an antiseptic solution and then inject a small amount of the sclerosing solution directly into the problematic vein using a very fine needle. You may feel a mild sensation of stinging or burning, but this should only last a few seconds. She will continue injecting the solution into each affected vein until all targeted veins have been treated. How many injections you require depends on the number and size of the concerning veins.

Get the most out of sclerotherapy with aftercare.

After your spider vein procedure, you can go home and resume regular daily activities immediately. However, you should avoid strenuous exercise, hot baths, and prolonged sitting or standing for at least 24 hours after the procedure. You may experience some mild discomfort, bruising, or swelling at the injection site, which will generally subside within a few days. Dr. Gharai will advise you to wear compression stockings for a few days to lessen swelling and promote healing. Sclerotherapy works well for many patients; most see spider veins respond immediately or within three to six weeks, depending on the vein size.

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Why Dr. Gharai?

At Vein & Aesthetics Center of Tampa Bay, we offer a range of personalized aesthetic and vascular treatments, including sclerotherapy for varicose and spider vein removal. Dr. Fariba Gharai, our board-certified cardiovascular surgeon, has a track record of delivering superior outcomes, with over 15 years in the field and over 2,000 heart, lung, and vascular surgeries under her belt. We partner with our patients on their health journey, providing exceptional care and support throughout the process. Whether you're seeking treatment for spider veins or want to enhance your appearance with cosmetic treatments, we are here to help you look and feel your very best. Call us at (813) 533-1999, or schedule your free consultation for sclerotherapy online today!

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Seeing the results you desire in the mirror is within reach! Schedule your free consultation with Vein & Aesthetics Center of Tampa Bay, and find out how Dr. Gharai can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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