What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a well established nonsurgical treatment of unwanted or symptomatic veins located superficially on the skin surface. It is primarily used to treat spider veins – those small yet unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles.
How many treatments would I need?
The average Orange County patient will need 3-4 sessions spaced 1-2 months apart to remove most of the veins. Some patients may succeed with less and some patients will require more.
Does Sclerotherapy hurt and what are the side effects?
Sclerotherapy is a very safe and common treatment for spider veins. Some OC patients report an itching or burning sensation when the solution is injected into the veins; this often ends before the session is over and rarely lasts for longer than a day. Common temporary side effects include discoloration and bruising, both of which resolve over time (winter is a great time to have this therapy). The sclerosing agent can cause an allergic reaction in some people and can cause a treatable open sore on the skin if the agent leaks out from the vein.
Are you ready to improve your appearance?
Are there any special instructions Before the treatment?
- Stop smoking before treatments
- Avoid certain vitamins and drugs that can cause bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and vitamin E
- Get the correct compression hose prior to your appointment
How does Sclerotherapy compare to Laser Vein Treatments?
Dr. Sikorski can help advise you on the ideal course of action depending on their evaluation of your veins. Generally, larger dark veins do better with sclerotherapy and smaller red, blue or purple spider veins with laser.
Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology for the Greater Orange County Area.
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