Many spider vein treatment centers in Miami use hypertonic saline, an inexpensive drug formulated in local pharmacies. When looking for spider vein treatment Miami patients need to be careful – sclerotherapy and laser vein treatment is a case of you get what you pay for. Dr Gropper sees many patients who were treated elsewhere with hypertonic saline only to have it fail or, worse, cause complications like skin ulcerations and skin staining.
Though hypertonic saline sclerotherapy can reduce the appearance of spider veins in some patients, it is more likely to cause complications and be painful than today’s FDA approved sclerotherapy medications. Dr Gropper uses Asclera, the only name brand FDA approved sclerotherapy treatment in Miami for the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins. Hypertonic saline injections also typically require multiple treatments – as many as 12 visits to get results, if results do indeed come. Miami sclerotherapy treatment with Asclera and the latest techniques by Dr Gropper mean far fewer sessions – most patients have significant improvement after as little as 1 or 2 sclerotherapy treatments!
During your initial consultation with Dr Gropper, he will identify the root of your spider problem and incorporate treatment of that root vein into your treatment plan. By treating the root of the problem, the risk of new spider veins growing is reduced substantially. Spider vein treatment takes 20-30 minutes and is performed in the office.