What Can Sclerotherapy Do For Me?
Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive treatment which reduces the visible appearance of spider and varicose veins. If you are considering sclerotherapy this fall, you likely have questions. Let's explore some common questions about this treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sclerotherapy
- Should I consider undergoing sclerotherapy? Sclerotherapy is used to correct the unflattering appearance of varicose or spider veins. The procedure may be performed if the veins are causing your legs to cramp, or you have difficulty standing.
- What happens during sclerotherapy treatments? During treatment, saline solution is injected into the damaged veins. The injection causes the vein to become irritated and collapse. Once the vein has collapsed, it is reabsorbed by the body. Sclerotherapy takes about an hour to complete.
- What are the side-effects? Potential complications include bruising, nerve damage and blood clots. Fortunately, side-effects are rare.
- How long does it take to recover from sclerotherapy? You will be able to return home immediately after treatment, although strenuous activities should be avoided for about a week. Improvements are visible right away, and results are long-lasting.
Contact Drs. Goldman and Dubow to Schedule Your Sclerotherapy Treatment.
Are you considering sclerotherapy for varicose or spider veins? Contact Drs. Peter Goldman and Brian E. Dubow today! Our office is located in Los Angeles, CA, and we can be reached at 310.855.1160. We look forward to hearing from you.