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Tackle Spider Veins with Sclerotherapy
Spider veins, also known as Telangiectasia, appear as a collection of small, colored veins right beneath the skin’s surface. They’re typically blue, purple, or red, and their patterns often resemble a cobweb, hence the name. Spider veins are, in short, damaged veins. They usually form when the valves that control blood flow in your veins weaken.
While not an immediate health risk, they can cause discomfort and pain, and their appearance can impact your confidence. However, if left untreated, spider veins can cause further health complications. That’s why the team at PureMD offers sclerotherapy in Beavercreek.
What it Treats
15 to 45 minutes
Male or Female
Typically over 30 but treatment can be performed on any healthy adult
Recovery & Downtime
There is no downtime required. Most individuals can return to normal activities. However, it is recommended that strenuous activities be avoided for 3 to 5 days.
Why Try Sclerotherapy in Beavercreek?
Increase Your Confidence
Wear what you want again without feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your skin.
After successful treatment, problematic veins are permanently eliminated.
Improvement in Skin Complexion
Along with relief in any discomfort, skin complexion will also improve.
The Sclerotherapy Process
What to Expect
Before your spider vein treatment at PuremD in Beavercreek, we will meet with you for a consultation to discuss your skin’s condition. We will go over any concerns you may have and share detailed information on treatment options and chart out the most effective plan to suit your needs.
We will start by cleansing the area of the skin that will be treated. The number of injections will vary based on the size of the area needing treatment. Injections are administered with a very fine needle. A single injection typically covers 1 inch of vein length.
After your laser vein removal treatment in Beavercreek, we will discuss any follow-up or post-care instructions you need to be aware of. If an additional treatment session is required, we will schedule it at this time.
Before Sclerotherapy Treatment:
- Purchase compression stockings to be worn after treatment.
- Avoid shaving any areas to be treated the day of your appointment.
- Wear loose comfortable clothing to your appointment.
- Wear compression stockings day and night for 2 to 3 days after treatment for spider veins.
- Wear compression stockings 5 to 7 days after treatment for reticular veins.
- Walk for 15 to 20 minutes immediately after treatment.
- Walk for 15 to 20 minutes daily for a few days after treatment.
- Avoid sunbathing, hot baths, long plane flights, and heavy lifting for 2 to 3 days after treatment.
- You may resume normal activity immediately after treatment. If you’re unsure about a specific activity, ask your PureMD vein specialist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is sclerotherapy in Beavercreek safe?
Sclerotherapy, when performed appropriately by a specialist, is safe and effective. Common side effects are usually temporary and easily tolerated. These include itching, tenderness, skin bruising, and pigmentation, as well as the growth of fine vessels in the treated area.
If you are at all concerned, our team here at PureMD is happy to talk you through the procedure. You can contact us to learn more about the treatment or receive an answer to any lingering questions you may have!
How long will it take before I see results?
when you will see results from sclerotherapy will depend on a variety of factors, namely:
• the technique of injection
• the type & strength of the solution used in sclerotherapy
• the density and thickness of the vessels in a given area
• the skin complexion of the patient.
In our experience, most spider veins disappear between 2 weeks and two months. Reticular veins may require more than one session to disappear.
Who isn't a good fit for sclerotherapy?
Nearly everyone is a good fit for sclerotherapy. There are some patients, however, who should either wait for treatment or pursue alternative treatment solutions to their spider veins. You should avoid leg vein sclerotherapy if you are bedridden, or cannot be physically active for whatever reason. You should also avoid sclerotherapy if you have a history of blood clots in the legs.
Pregnant women should not pursue sclerotherapy while pregnant or within 6 months after birth, as the risk to the baby during the pregnancy or to a woman's body during recovery aren't clearly understood.
Can lasers replace sclerotherapy?
Even compared with the best lasers, sclerotherapy is still the “gold standard” for the removal of leg spider veins. In fact, laser treatment ends up being a lot more painful than a comparable sclerotherapy treatment. Moreover, when it comes to leg spider veins, laser treatments are generally significantly less effective in getting predictable, reliable outcome.
Should I wear compression socks after sclerotherapy in Beavercreek?
Yes, you should definitely wear compression socks after sclerotherapy treatments. For most vessels other than the tiniest leg spider veins, compression is believed to increase the effectiveness and safety of the procedure. Compression enhances the effectiveness of the procedure by keeping the treated and injured vessels compressed and preventing the trapping of blood in them. This improves recovery time and prevents blood clots from forming following treatment!
Is there a risk of skin pigmentation after sclerotherapy?
There is a risk of skin pigmentation, though that risk varies from patient to patient. The chance of developing brown staining (pigmentation) after sclerotherapy is anywhere from less than 1% to about 30%. It is dependent on several factors, like the skill and technique of the doctor, the nature and strength of the solution, the density, size, and depth of the vessels treated, as well as your skin complexion. Your physician will discuss the risks and likely outcomes of the treatment during your initial consultation and prior to the treatment.
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