At Goldman Vein Institute in Jupiter, Florida, you will get professional vein treatment for embarrassing veins that may cause you pain. Our team of experienced vein specialists understands that conditions such as varicose veins and spider veins can cause a wide variety of discomforts in your body such as pigment changes, edema, bleeding of a vein, ulcers, phlebitis, and blood clots.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat and prevent varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a salt solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and stick together. The body will then absorb the vein and it will no longer be visible through the skin.
How is Sclerotherapy performed?
Sclerotherapy can be done at the Goldman Vein Institute in Jupiter, Florida, and there is no need to go to a hospital to have it removed. After cleaning your skin, your doctor will inject a spider vein or varicose vein using a very small needle. A small amount of fluid is injected into the vein which causes it to close and release the blood. The blood is then redirected by your body to another healthy vein.
Is there any preparation required before Sclerotherapy?
For 24-hours before the procedure, it is best not to shave or apply lotion to your legs. If you are taking any medication, you need to make sure to check with your doctor if there are any types of medication that you need to avoid taking a day or two before the procedure such as blood thinners. You should also wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment.
What happens after Sclerotherapy treatment?
After the procedure, you may resume your daily activities. It is best, however, to avoid hot baths, hot compresses, whirlpools or saunas and direct exposure to sunlight for the first 48-hours after having had the treatment. You should also avoid taking any pain killers that might cause your blood to thin.
What are the side effects of Sclerotherapy?
You may feel an itching sensation around the treated area for a few days as well as swelling and a bit of bruising. Some treated veins may become lumpy and hard and may take a few months to fade. Brown lines or spots may appear at the vein site.
Can anyone have Sclerotherapy?
Yes, anyone who has discomfort because of spider veins can undergo Sclerotherapy.
What is the difference between Laser Treatment and Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is the injection of a solution into a vein to cause the vein to dissolve. Laser treatment is a process where heat is applied to a vein with a laser apparatus at a certain radio frequency.
Does Sclerotherapy cause stains on the skin?
Yes, the treatment can cause skin discoloration. Some spots may disappear but some spots may stay on your skin permanently.
Are the results of Sclerotherapy treatment temporary?
Sclerotherapy results are 70-80% effective for a series of treatments and in most cases the results are temporary.
Can I exercise after Sclerotherapy treatment?
Yes, walking is a great way to exercise after the treatment. Avoid any heavy exercise for 48-hours after the procedure has successfully been completed.
There is no need to hide your legs under warm and uncomfortable pants this summer. If you have spider veins, you can have them treated! All you need to do is contact us today!