Before And After Pictures of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins
These pictures are unretouched photographs taken with no special photography. They were taken with a Sony DS10 digital camera using just the built-in flash.
This was a gentleman who had large varicose veins that needed EVLT treatment of the
Greater Saphenous Vein. The second picture is 2 weeks after the initial treatment. As you
can see there are still a few remaining surface veins in the back of the calf which are easily
cleaned up using sclerotherapy now.
Here is a lady that needed an initial treatment of EVLT to close the main source of leakage
at the Greater Saphenous Vein. She also had some sclerotherapy treatments performed to
close the skin varicose veins that were left. They were much smaller after EVLT, but not
completely gone. Now after EVLT and Sclerotherapy the results speak for themselves.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this lady patient from our Nashville office
is a perfect example. She was in her 60's and had severe varicose veins of both legs with
lots of swelling and pain. However, her duplex ultrasound did not show Greater Saphenous
Vein reflux so she was not recommended for the EVLT procedure.
She was treated just with ultrasound-guided compression sclerotherapy, injections followed
by compression hose for 1 week. The after picture is 4 months after treatment and as you
can see all bruising and staining have completely resolved and her legs look incredible! She
was very happy. She said that the pain in her legs had disappeared and her legs were
actually skinnier. She represents a perfect example of severe veins treated with injection
Another lady patient that had varicose veins on the back of her legs, but the source was the
Greater Saphenous Vein running along the inside of the leg. You can just barely make out
some bulging veins along the medial (inside) aspect of her lower ankle in the before picture.
After EVLT some compression sclerotherapy was also used to finish the rest of the job of
cleaning up the surface skin veins.
This was another Nashville, TN patient. She was a lovely 24 year old lady who after one
child had developed painful varicose veins. We treated her with just compression
sclerotherapy. She immediately resumed her normal activities including taking care of her
child, going to work, and working out at the the gym. She had fantastic results. The slight
brown discoloration is "staining" caused by iron from her own blood depositing along the
dead vein. This resolved completely in a few months.
This patient had some simple spider veins at the ankle that were easily treated with a single
session of Sclerotherapy. Here we see the results 3 weeks after with no bruising or
discoloration. It looks as though the spider veins never existed.
This patient had extensive spider veins in a typical pattern on the lateral thigh. She was
treated with 3 sessions of sclerotherapy. Of course other areas on her legs were treated as
well in each session. There is slight bruising noted in the after picture which will usually
completely fade in 1-2 weeks. She was very happy.