Varicose Veins No More
BEST SCLEROTHERAPY PROVIDER
Varicose veins can affect your life in more ways than just their unsightly appearance. The good thing is, at Oasis Dermatology, you can finally get your life back with varicose veins sclerotherapy.
Our team of skin specialists, led by Dr. Ahluwalia has greatly improved the lives of many patients suffering from painful bulging varicose veins. We utilized the most advanced treatment methods to provide the highest quality care for patients like you.
Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE
Sclerotherapy injection is an FDA-approved solution. The entire procedure is simple, safe, and quick. It’s also considered one of the most lowest-risk cosmetic procedures, where anesthesia is not required.
Compared to other treatments like lasers, many patients find sclerotherapy less painful. If you’re like others who are uncomfortable with the heat zapping from laser therapy, sclerotherapy may be the best option.
Since laser requires more treatment sessions than sclerotherapy, it is typically more expensive. With minimal down time and less costs, sclerotherapy injections are a great solution for varicose vein treatment.
Minimally Invasive Vein Treatment
At Oasis Dermatology, we go beyond the surface to give our patients the results they’re looking for. With our minimally invasive sclerotherapy injection solution, you can see and feel the difference.
Sclerotherapy treatment works by injecting a sclerosant solution into the vein which causes the vein to collapse. The blood is then rerouted through healthier veins. After a series of 3 - 5 treatments, you will notice the veins will eventually fade and your legs become smoother.
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TYPES OF SCLEROTHERAPY TREATMENTS
This vein sclerotherapy treatment uses a liquid solution, usually composed of sodium tetradecyl sulfate, saline, and polidocanol to break down the walls of the veins and start the reabsorption process. Liquid sclerotherapy is often the choice to treat small and medium-sized varicose and spider veins.
Foam sclerotherapy is recommended for larger varicose veins. It uses a solution in a foam state where the chemical is suspended in tiny bubbles of air called “micro-soap” before it is injected. The air pushes the blood out to remove the clotting. The air in foam sclerotherapy is totally harmless.
This is the most common sclerotherapy injection solution for thread or spider veins. Since these veins are very tiny, a fine thin needle is used to inject small amounts of sclerosant to destroy the veins. Micro-sclerotherapy also utilizes a powerful magnifying glass with a strong circular light to target thread veins.
Things You May Want to Know
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are small red or purple-colored veins that appear like a web on the surface of the skin. This occurs when the valves inside the vein malfunction which causes the blood to pool inside the vein. They develop depending on many factors, such as:
- Hormones (pregnancy or menopause)
- Long periods of daily standing
If you think you have spider veins, consult a doctor today.
What happens when spider veins are left untreated?
Spider veins are typically not life-threatening, but they can be very painful, causing discomfort and burning sensations in the affected area. Many people report that they are unable to enjoy daily walks, vacations, or events, due to aching legs caused by spider veins. Others wish to get them treated due to aesthetic reasons.
How long does injection sclerotherapy take?
Sclerotherapy is a straightforward and fast procedure. It usually takes 15-60 minutes, depending on how many veins are to be treated. Once done, you can go back to your regular routine since there is no recovery time. However, we suggest avoiding intense exercises for a few days.
How many varicose vein injections are needed?
This depends on the severity of your varicose veins. For mild cases, 1-2 sessions with 3-4 week intervals are sufficient. For optimum results, we recommend at least 2-4 sessions of varicose vein injections.
Are there any side effects of sclerotherapy injections?
After the sclerotherapy injection procedure, you may notice minimal side effects such as itchiness, swelling, bruising, redness, or skin discoloration around the injection site. These side effects are mild and will subside within a few days or weeks.
Am I a good candidate for sclerotherapy solution?
- To know if you’re a good candidate for sclerotherapy, it’s best to schedule a consultation with our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Ahluwalia. She will listen to you and learn about your medical history and vascular condition. Her comprehensive assessment also includes a special venous ultrasound to check and map out the veins. During the consultation, you get to discuss the treatments available for you.
Note: Pregnant women are not eligible for sclerotherapy. Additionally, individuals with blood clot history are also not recommended for this procedure.
What are the after-care instructions following the sclerotherapy procedure?
To minimize side effect and maximize treatment results, patients are advised to follow the following after-care instructions:
- Wear compression garments until bedtime for 14 days.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure to treated areas for at least 1 month.
- Postpone strenuous activities and high-impact workouts until after a week.
- Do not take hot baths and showers for one week.
- Avoid being sedentary. It’s important to include walking as part of recovery.
- You may take ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory medications as directed by your doctor.