Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sclerotherapy: Your Spider Veins Solution

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Are you tired of hiding your legs this summer because of spider veins? You are not alone. As much as 84% of the population suffer from spider veins to some degree. Spider veins are dilated capillaries close to the skin’s surface. They are typically very visible and resemble short, fine lines, “starburst” clusters or a web-like maze. Spider veins are most commonly found on the thighs, ankles and feet.

Although they are sometimes mentioned simultaneously, spider veins are not the same as varicose veins. Spider veins are smaller, thinner and bluish blood vessels that are caused from poor circulation. Spider veins are usually a more cosmetic issue than a health problem. Varicose veins, however, are stretched-out veins where blood has pooled. They have a bulging, rope-like appearance and indicate that a one-way blood value isn’t working properly.

What Are Your Options?

You’ll be happy to know that there is help for your spider veins at your dermatologist’s office. Olansky Dermatology Associates offers sclerotheraphy as the treatment of choice for reducing or eliminating unsightly spider veins. It is safe and provides long-lasting results. Most people witness a 50-90 percent improvement after this procedure.

Sclerotherapy is a straightforward procedure that involves a fine needle injection directly into the affected vein. The injected solution works by irritating the lining of the vein, causing it to swell and clot. The vein then converts to scar tissue and eventually fades.

After a sclerotherapy treatment, you can expect to wear a compression bandage for several days. This helps the vein walls stick together and collapse the way it needs to. In most cases, more than one sclerotherapy session will be needed to achieve optimal results. Many patients find it best to undergo spider vein therapy during the winter months.

Whether you have spider veins because of genetics or previous pregnancies, it is best to let a board certified dermatologist recommend the best treatment for your situation. Sclerotherapy is a small price to pay when considering how much confidence you can gain as you expose your new summer legs.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

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3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.