Spider Vein Treatment
Initially a few tiny spider veins do not cause alarm, but soon they take over, affecting the appearance of the face, hands, legs, and other parts of the body. If you have a problem with spider veins, Dr. Deepak with Deepak Forever Med Spa can help. A non-invasive and virtually pain-free procedure called Sclerotherapy eliminates both spider and varicose veins.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective way to treat spider and varicose veins. Not only does this procedure correct unsightly areas, but it also eliminates burning, aching, night cramps, and even swelling often caused by vein problems. With no downtime and few side effects, Sclerotherapy is a safe option.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Sclerotherapy consists of injecting a solution directly into the targeted veins. Once the veins scar, blood needs to find a healthier route. Slowly, as the veinscollapse, nearby tissue absorbs them. Within about two weeks, they disappear entirely. Depending on the quantity and severity of spider veins, some people need several Sclerotherapy treatments.
After cleaning and sterilizing the target area of the skin, Dr. Deepak inserts a tiny needle that forces the solution into the vein. For a more comfortable experience, he may adda local anesthetic to the injectable solution. During the treatment, you might notice slight cramping or stinging. Massaging the area is common after the injections and is often followed by compressionto help disperse the solution.
The size and quantity of veins dictate the number of injections. After atreatment, some people experience slight swelling, bruising, dark spots or lines, and small sores at the injection site; these go away in a few days or weeks. Immediately following, you can return to your regular activities. In fact, it is essential to move around to prevent blot clots from forming. For spider or varicose veins of the legs, you would wear compression stockings for roughly two weeks.
Rarely, more severe side effects develop. Included arethe risk of developing significant inflammation, air bubbles, blot clots, and allergic reactions to the solution itself. During your consultation with Dr. Deepak, he will go over all the benefits and potential risks of this procedure. Fortunately, for treating spider and varicose veins, the good outweighs the bad. Optimal results appear in three to six weeks.
Who Makes the Best Candidate for this Treatment?
Because Sclerotherapy is a safe procedure with few complications, it works well for most individuals. However, pregnant and breastfeeding women should wait to have this treatment performed until giving birth or after breastfeeding stops.