Vein Treatment | Sclerotherapy San Diego
Sclerotherapy is one of the most prevalent treatments for spider and varicose veins (leg veins). It is also performed to treat symptoms caused by these conditions, such as aching, swelling, and burning. During the treatment, a sclerosing agent is injected into the vein through a tiny needle. Treatment can last from 15 minutes to 45 minutes, depending on the number of veins treated in a particular session. Upon injection, the solution replaces the blood in the vein, generating irritation and corrosion to the walls of the vessel. During the consultation, you will be advised by Dr. Mani as to the number of treatments necessary to achieve the desired results.
Spider veins and reticular veins are conditions that often cause unsightly blood vessels to appear through the skin and especially prominent in the legs.
Years of working in an occupation that demands standing for long periods of time are often at fault for the appearance of spider veins. However, they can also be caused by heredity and a number of other factors
Sclerotherapy Procedure Information
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used for the elimination of small varicose and spider veins. It involves an injection of a medical solution directly into the vein via a tiny needle. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, which causes the vein to scar and collapse, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. Treated veins typically fade within a few weeks. In some cases, it may be necessary to have several treatments performed to achieve the desired results
What is Asclera for Spider Veins?
Asclera treatment for spider veins is an injectable treatment that is placed directly into the affected veins. The chemicals cause the vein to swell slightly, preventing additional blood flow down that particular branch of veins. As the blood flow stops, a clot is formed and that vein dies off. Your body naturally reabsorbs the vein tissue and it is no longer visible under your skin.
Sclerotherapy is used for cosmetic purposes, to improve and reduce the appearance of varicose and spider veins in legs. The procedure also can improve symptoms related to this condition, such as aching, burning, swelling and night cramps. Doctors recommend that pregnant women wait until after delivery to have sclerotherapy performed.
Are there side effects?
Sclerotherapy is a comparatively safe procedure with few complications. As with any medical procedure, there can be some side effects that may occur at the injection site, including:
- Darkened skin in the form of lines or spots
- Multiple tiny red blood vessels
- Small skin sores
- Raised red areas
Asclera is a very safe and minimally invasive procedure, but there can be some side effects. There may be some mild bruising at the injection site and itching, as well as numbness and tingling. Some patients may have a minor allergic reaction to the chemical used in Asclera, which can lead to a headache, dizziness, and some mild pain. In a few cases, there is a chance that the treated leg may have increased hair growth as well. If you experience any more serious symptoms or side effects, make sure to contact a medical professional at once.
These side effects usually go away within a few days to weeks following treatment.
Is Asclera Safe?
How do I prepare for sclerotherapy?
Your doctor will perform a physical examination of the veins in question and check for any underlying disease of the blood vessels. Additionally, your doctor will collect your medical history, including information about existing medical conditions, any allergies you have, recent illnesses, prescription or non-prescription medications or supplements, especially blood thinners, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin, or antibiotics. You will also be asked if you smoke or take oral contraceptives, as these can increase your risk of blood clots.
After the procedure
Typically, sclerotherapy is performed in your doctor’s office and generally is completed in less than an hour.
You will lay on your back for 15 to 20 minutes following the procedure and your doctor will keep an eye out for any immediate side effects. You will then walk around to prevent blood clots, and you will need to wear compression stockings or bandages for about three weeks.
Your doctor will advise you what activities are safe for you perform following your procedure, and will likely advise against strenuous exercise for two weeks. You should avoid sun exposure to the treated areas to prevent the formation of dark spots.
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San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic
At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, Dr. Parvin Main is experienced in treating varicose veins with sclerotherapy. She will be happy to discuss your symptoms with you and determine the best treatment path to achieve results. Please contact us for a consultation today.