If you notice bulgy, dark-colored veins in your legs or thighs, they are likely varicose veins. In most cases, varicose veins are purely an aesthetic issue. In other, more severe cases, they typically can involve aches and pains. Whether their appearance is bothering you or they are affecting your health, Elite Vein & Hair Restoration offers sclerotherapy as a means of eliminating varicose veins.
At Elite Vein & Hair Restoration, we offer cutting-edge solutions for vein treatment as well as hair restoration. Our expert medical personnel make it their aim to ensure that all of our patients are getting the care, attention, and proper treatment they need to enhance their quality of living. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment and ask about which of our innovative treatments interest you!
What is sclerotherapy?
For more than 80 years, sclerotherapy has been a specialized treatment option to break down varicose veins. This distinctive procedure is the injection of a sodium-based solution directly into the unwanted veins. Once the solution is administered into the vein, the lining of the blood vessel will become irritated, resulting in its collapse. As time passes, the treated veins turn into scar tissue that will progressively fade.
What is the treatment process like for sclerotherapy?
At the start of the treatment, a member of our medical personnel will cleanse the treatment area. A sodium-based solution will then be administered into the targeted varicose veins with a very fine needle. This procedure typically takes between 15-30 minutes.
How many sclerotherapy treatments will I need?
The amount of sclerotherapy treatments you may need will depend upon the location and the size of the varicose veins that are being treated. To find out how many treatments you may need, meet with our medical personnel today.
How can I prepare for sclerotherapy?
- Avoid certain medications such as over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements
- Refrain from applying lotion to the treatment site
- Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs between 2-3 days before sclerotherapy
What can I expect after sclerotherapy?
Following sclerotherapy, patients will be able to drive themselves and continue their schedule. Our medical personnel will advise you to wear a compression stocking for optimal protection of the treatment area.
If varicose veins are affecting your wellness or aesthetic, sclerotherapy is a unique approach that can diminish bothersome veins. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and see if sclerotherapy may be right for you! We look forward to meeting with you!