If you have spider veins or varicose veins and want to have them removed, you should consider a procedure such as sclerotherapy in Wellington. The staff at Goldman Vein Institute in Wellington will make sure that the discomfort and pain of your spider veins will be something of the past in a short period of time.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that is used to treat varicose veins or spider veins. Spider vein or varicose veins are refluxing veins, causing discomfort and other medical issues.
How is sclerotherapy performed?
Sclerotherapy is done by injecting a detergent solution into the affected vein by a vein specialist. The solution will then cause the vein to collapse and the blood in that vein will be redirected to another healthier vein.
Preparation before sclerotherapy
Your medical professional will examine the affected areas and will make sure that all your medical history notes are up to date. You will be asked to make a list of all the medication you are taking and will be advised not to take any anti-inflammatory medications or supplements that can cause your blood to thin. It is also advised not to shave or apply lotion to your legs 24 hours before you will be treated.
After sclerotherapy treatment
You may resume with normal activities right after you have been treated but it will be advised that you wear gradient compression stockings for three days after treatment. You also need to make sure that you do not do any heavy exercising although it is advised that you start walking to fasten the pace of your recovery period.
Side effects of sclerotherapy
The side effects of sclerotherapy may include bruising, redness, inflammation, and mild discomfort.
Can sclerotherapy be done during pregnancy?
Although sclerotherapy has been performed on some patients that was pregnant, it is not advised to have the treatment done while pregnant.
Do I have to take time off work after sclerotherapy?
No, you do not need to take time of work after having sclerotherapy done as it is a minor procedure that has limited to no downtime attached to the concept.
How many injections are needed per vein for Sclerotherapy?
The amount of injections needed per vein when having sclerotherapy will depend entirely on the severity of the spider vein or varicose vein size.
How successful is sclerotherapy?
The success rate of sclerotherapy ranges from 60-80% of all patients that have had treatment for spider veins.
Can Sclerotherapy be used on all skin types?
Yes, sclerotherapy can be used on all skin types and all skin colors.
Goldman Vein Institute in Jupiter and Wellington, Florida uses state of the art equipment to ensure your spider veins do not cause you unnecessary embarrassment.
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