Sclerotherapy for Leg Veins: What to Expect

Sclerotherapy for Leg Veins - Nuance Aesthetics in Salt Lake City, Utah

Spider veins on the legs may not pose a major health risk at first, but they may be unattractive and cause embarrassment when you wear certain types of clothing. If left without treatment, the veins may develop into a serious problem, which is why we may recommend sclerotherapy to remove the veins once and for all.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy has been used for decades to remove visible veins. Our specialist injects a special solution directly into the affected vein. The solution, called a sclerosant, irritates the vein wall and coagulates the blood. Consequently, the vein closes so no more blood can flow through it. The blood naturally flows through other healthy veins. The closed vein is absorbed by the surrounding tissue and gradually eliminated by the natural bodily functions.

After weeks or months, depending on the size of the treated vein and other factors, it completely disappears. In some cases, multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the results you want.

The procedure is quick, typically taking just minutes. Afterward, you may be asked to walk around a bit to encourage the blood to flow through other veins. We may also ask you to wear compression stockings for a set amount of time to make sure the vein remains closed.

When to Have the Treatment

Since it may take weeks for the veins to disappear and you might need to wear compression stockings, we recommend you start the procedure sooner rather than later. There is little or no recovery time needed, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.

There is no reason to live with unattractive and annoying spider veins. Sclerotherapy is a safe, time-tested way to remove them. When you visit Nuance Aesthetics in Salt Lake City, you can learn more about how you can get rid of your veins with this non-surgical treatment. Contact us today to book a consultation!


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Jackson Rhudy, MD

Owner/Medical Director

Dr. Jackson Rhudy is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in Salt Lake since 1974. After an initial career in emergency medicine, he developed an interest in the new technologies emerging in the field of aesthetics utilizing non-surgical techniques such as lasers, Botox, and injectable fillers. He sought training from leading experts in the aesthetic field at multiple locations in the US and Europe and in 2000 he founded an aesthetic practice called Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center. It rapidly became a leading aesthetic practice in the Salt Lake City area. In 2010, he sold the practice and focused on his other endeavor, Optimum Clinical Research– a private research site that performs clinical trials on new pharmaceutical drugs. But continuing demand from former aesthetic patients led to the formation of a new aesthetic practice in July 2015. Reuniting with a former colleague, Jill Miller, they started Nuance Aesthetics—a practice devoted to providing excellence in the field of non-surgical aesthetics by offering experience and expertise with the utmost integrity. Dr. Rhudy maintains his board certification in emergency medicine and is the only physician in Salt Lake City who is board certified in laser surgery.

When Dr Rhudy isn’t in the office, he loves riding his bike up City Creek. He has always had a passion for learning and growing in the medical field which is why he spends a lot of free time researching the latest treatments and technology that keeps Nuance ahead of the curve. 

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