Sclerotherapy cosmetically treats unsightly or painful veins by using nonsurgical injection techniques. The treatment typically takes less than an hour in a providers office depending on the number of veins or capillaries treated. For patients embarrassed by varicose or spider veins, the technique provides excellent results. Treated veins usually disappear within weeks although some may require longer. This procedure complements plastic surgery.
How Does It Work?
A local anesthetic might be used at the injection site, but sedation is not required. A small needle is used to inject fluid into a vein causing it to swell shut or collapse, and the blocked blood supply reroutes to other veins.
Pressure is then applied to the treatment site to ensure the vein remains closed. Patients typically walk very soon after the procedure and usually return to their daily routine.
Strenuous physical activity may be discouraged for a few days to allow the body time to recover. Over a couple of weeks, the body reabsorbs the collapsed vein with few adverse side effects.
Sclerotherapy treats the following conditions:
- Spider Veins
- Varicose Veins
- Reticular Veins
This procedure cosmetically improves the appearance of unsightly veins. For sufferers of the above problems, it relieves uncomfortable symptoms which include swelling, burning, cramping, and aching. Patients do not require risky sedation drugs; they experience no downtime with relatively few complications or side effects. They often return to their regular activities within a few hours of treatment. The results provide patients with a boost in self-confidence with a more youthful skin appearance.
Integrative Medicine applies a holistic approach to medicine. A team of medical professionals and aestheticians combine modern medical practices and testing with alternative, complementary treatments.
Sclerotherapy in our facility offers several rejuvenating, minimally invasive treatments to enhance the health, well-being, and confidence of patients. Patients selecting holistic medicine take a proactive approach to their health and well-being. They can be assured their medical team is working to manage their care under the umbrella of a single facility.