Spider and varicose veins can cause you to experience pain, ache, and swelling in the surrounding area. The sight of the spider or varicose veins on your legs makes them lose their natural beauty. Your vein sclerotherapy in Westlake specialists at Premier Vein Clinic can help your legs regain the smoothness.
Vein Sclerotherapy is used to treat smaller varicose veins and spider veins. The treatment causes the veins to disappear, restoring your smooth looking legs.
It would help if you went for vein sclerotherapy when:
- The veins are painful.
- The skin on the legs or feet is patchy or dry.
- The legs are sore or feel heavy.
- There is a rash near the veins.
Preparation before the procedure
Before the procedure, your doctor will perform a physical exam to evaluate the problematic veins and check for any underlying blood vessel disease. He will also gather your medical history by asking about any recent illnesses or existing medical conditions, medication or supplements you are taking, allergies, and any previous treatment for varicose veins, and the treatment results.
Your doctor advises against taking medications like antibiotics for 7 to 10 days or anti-inflammatory drugs for 48hours.
It is advisable not to apply lotion to the legs before the procedure.
The procedure takes 30 to 45 minutes, and it is done in a doctor’s office. Your doctor will request you lay down with your legs elevated during treatment. Your doctor will cleanse the treatment area until it is clean, and then he will inject a solution directly into the unwanted vein, causing it to clot and eventually dissolve. Your doctor can repeat the injections into each vein, getting treated depending on the veins’ size and location.
What to expect after the procedure
After the treatment, your doctor will dress the injection area and recommend you wear compression socks for about two weeks to prevent blood clots. You will be able to walk around but avoid strenuous activities. Since the procedure takes some minutes, you can go home immediately when you are through.
Your doctor can also recommend some guidelines to follow for 48 hours after the procedure including:
- Wash the injection sites with mild soap and lukewarm water.
- Do not apply hot compresses or any form of heat to the injected areas.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory medications.
- Do not take hot baths or sit in a sauna; instead, use cooler water to shower.
- Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
Benefits of vein sclerotherapy
The main benefit is to eliminate the smaller varicose veins and spider veins. Other benefits include:
- Fast results
- High success rate
- No anesthesia
- Minimally invasive
- Quick recovery
Risks of vein sclerotherapy
Veinsclerotherapy results in few temporary side effects that may occur at the site of the injection including:
- Small skin sores
- Raised red areas
- Darkened skin in the form of sports or lines
- Multiple tiny red blood vessels
These side effects may usually go away within a few days to several weeks.
Do not suffer in silence if you have varicose veins. Call or book an appointment online with Premier Vein Clinic to get back your smooth looking legs.