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Dermatologist in 32257 area treats spider and varicose veins with sclerotherapy

We understand there is plenty to do and see in Jacksonville, FL. The 32257 area and its surrounding zip codes offer recreational pursuits ranging from biking at the park to running along the beach. We want to ensure you enjoy all of these activities looking your best. The Spa and Laser Center at Southside Dermatology team works with you to create a treatment plan that boosts your appearance and enhances lifestyle and wellbeing. Dr. Mary Pentel’s skills and passion are your assurance of a comfortable and enjoyable experience at this office.

It is simple. We want you to enjoy life – one of enduring health and beauty. We understand that skin conditions leave you feeling lackluster. We offer numerous treatments to help you feel better about yourself. Our team is prepared to address everything from sun damaged skin to varicose and spider veins.

What are spider and varicose veins?

When blood vessels show through the skin, they could be spider or varicose veins. If they are small; red, purple, or blue; and twist and turn on the legs, they are likely to be spider veins. Varicose veins are larger, raised, swollen vessels that also twist and turn. Either may cause embarrassment.


  • Genetics – You may simply inherit them.
  • Medications – Using birth control can contribute to vein problems.
  • Hormones – Puberty, menopause, and pregnancy can have an influence.
  • Jobs – Nurses, hair stylists, and factory workers, and those in other occupations that require long periods of standing with added pressure on legs and blood vessels, are at greater risk.
  • Health conditions – Increased abdominal pressure could lead to constipation, tumors, or enlarged, swollen veins.


You may experience burning, tingling, and heaviness in your legs. This can make it difficult to stand and walk. You could be more tired and restless than usual. Not only can the veins affect your self-esteem, but physical activities may also decrease. There is no need to suffer any longer. We provide a solution.


We offer sclerotherapy. During this procedure, our dermatologist injects a solution of saline into the vein. The solution irritates the vessel lining, causing it to swell and clot. Eventually, scar tissue fades away. Veins gradually disappear within three to six weeks.

Post treatment

After the procedure, you may experience post-inflammatory discoloration. This fades over time. We provide advice to follow for 48 hours after treatment. For example, do wash the injection site with mild soap and lukewarm water and shower with cooler water. Do not take hot baths, soak in hot tubs, expose yourself to the sun, or bask in tanning beds.

Do you want to learn more about sclerotherapy and explore if it is the right treatment for you? We have a friendly and compassionate team dedicated to answering your questions. Call 904-474-3777 to schedule a personal consultation with one of our dermatologists.

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