ScleroTherapy Vein Removal

Bye-Bye Veins

Sclerotherapy effectively treats varicose and spider veins.

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Sclerotherapy effectively treats varicose and spider veins. It’s often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins. In addition to diminishing the appearance of varicose or spider veins, sclerotherapy can also reduce pain or side effects caused by damaged veins.

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After several spider vein removal sclerotherapy sessions, most patients notice a 70-90% improvement in the appearance. The full effect and benefit of treatment usually takes 3 to 4 weeks. For this reason, many sclerotherapy specialists recommend waiting 4-6 weeks in between sclerotherapy treatments. Compared to surgical removal of veins, sclerotherapy costs less, requires no hospital stay and anesthesia, and allows a quicker return to work and normal activities.

Depending on the size of the damaged veins, sclerotherapy can be used to treat varicose and spider veins in the following areas: thighs, calves, ankles.

In the hands of experienced medical professional, the discomfort of a vein treatment injection sclerotherapy should be minimal. An occasional spot may be more sensitive than others, but generally, the procedure should be well tolerated for most patients. Even the needle-phobic ones. In fact, most patients are pleasantly surprised at how little discomfort occurs during the procedure. Of course, pain perception is somewhat subjective, but several factors may affect the level of discomfort during injections.

  • the skill of your injector
  • the patient’s overall pain sensitivity
  • the type and caliber of the needle used
  • the nature of the sclerotherapy solution (some solutions are more painful than others)
  • the sensitivity of the area injected (ankle, foot, shin area and the back of the knee)
  • the use of topical numbing cream, especially for sensitive areas of the leg.

In addition, veins that usually ache before sclerotherapy tend to be generally more sensitive to injections than the ones that do not.

Sclerotherapy, when performed appropriately by a medical professional, is a remarkably safe and effective technique. Common side effects are usually temporary and well tolerated. These include itching, tenderness, skin bruising, and pigmentation, as well as the growth of fine vessels in the treated area. You should always discuss the risks and treatment alternatives with your practitioner.

Avoid tanning during the weeks leading to sclerotherapy. Do not take any NSAID medications (such as ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin), vitamin E, or herbal supplements that increase your chances of bruising. Don’t shave within 24 hrs of the treatment as the solution used for cleansing purposes may cause some stinging. We also recommend that you bring a shorts that you can wear during leg vein treatment and also medical grade hose to put on after the procedure.

It depends on many factors, including the technique of injection, the type, and strength of the solution used in sclerotherapy, the density and thickness of the vessels in a given area, as well as the skin complexion of the patient. In our experience, most spider veins disappear between 3 to 4 weeks but can take up to two months.

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