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Sclerotherapy in Vancouver, BC

Spider veins are an incredibly common condition which tends to affect women more than it does men, and may make a person feel self-conscious or uncomfortable. Sclerotherapy is an effective procedure which can permanently diminish the appearance of spider veins on the legs and body. The injectable treatment uses a natural solution to safely eradicate the fine veins, helping patients regain confidence within a few treatment sessions.


An Elevated Approach

Led by Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, one of North America’s most skilled board-certified facial plastic surgeons, 8 West Clinic is home to extensively experienced physicians, registered nurses, and medical aestheticians. Our providers combine their advanced training with a mastery of elevated techniques and industry-leading technologies to craft artfully undetectable results with individualized precision. We focus on a comprehensive spectrum of treatments with customized plans that are as unique as every individual who walks through our doors.

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The Benefits of Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a very specific treatment for spider veins, so it aims to target areas which they most commonly occur. For larger veins such as varicose veins, alternative treatment is typically required. Sclerotherapy is considered the most popular treatment of spider veins as it is:

  • Permanent
  • Relatively quick
  • Treated using a natural sugar/salt solution
  • A very tolerable, fine injection

Our Process

Our unique comprehensive approach focuses on 360º treatment plans bespoke to no one else but you. We aim to help you achieve the best version of yourself—no matter where your starting point is.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidate for sclerotherapy spider vein treatments?

As this is quite a common treatment among women, most are considered candidates for this treatment. There are a number of factors that contribute to an increased likelihood of spider veins, such as pregnancy, hormones, sun exposure, and physical inactivity.

The primary factor if someone is a candidate or not is if they have spider veins (not to be confused with varicose veins) that they are self-conscious about and wish to treat. To confirm that this is the ideal treatment for your concerns, we do suggest booking a complimentary consultation with our aesthetic nurses to ensure this is the correct course of action for you.

How do sclerotherapy injections work?

Spider veins are caused when the veins that carry blood back to the heart become damaged or weak. These veins contain a one-way valve that closes once blood has passed through it, ensuring that blood doesn’t flow backwards. If this one-way valve weakens or becomes damaged, which can happen simply by aging, it can result in blood pooling inside the vein. Over time this results in a bulge in the skin that branches out like a spider’s web; thus the name spider veins.

Sclerotherapy treats this by flushing the vein out with a sugar or salt solution, which then causes the blood vessel to collapse and stick together. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue and will fade, resulting in the vanishing of the superficial spider vein.

What should I expect with sclerotherapy injections?

After treatment you will be required to wear a compression garment during your recovery for one week. You will be able to return to work the same day, but should take it easy for a few days post-procedure (no strenuous exercise). Complete pre- and post-treatment instructions will be provided to you by your injector.

To help prevent future spider veins in other areas, there are a few health tips you can follow:

  • Keep active
  • Try not to sit for long periods
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Wear compression garments
  • Wear sunscreen

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Susan Z.

I've been seeing Lisa Roberge for a couple years now. She is absolutely the best in the industry. I trust her immensely and I'm always thrilled with my results. She's a professional and it truly shows in all her work.

Shannon S.

I recently visited 8 West for sclerotherapy treatment for my spider veins and had the lovely RN Lisa do the treatment. She has the most gentle touch and lots of experience doing this procedure. I am very happy with the results and would highly recommend Lisa and this clinic.

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