How is Sclerotherapy used?
Spider veins commonly occur in women and are primarily caused by genetics & hormones although obesity, trauma and prolonged sitting & standing can also play a role. Sclerotherapy is not recommended for anyone who has had previous blood clots in the legs or lungs.
What can I expect?
Patients report little discomfort from the tiny needle used to treat spider veins. Some people experience a slight to moderate burning sensation immediately after the injection, but this disappears within a few seconds. You should allow at least 2 weeks after treatment for the bruising to subside. Walking is essential but running, aerobics and exercises causing abdominal contractions should be avoided for one week after treatment.
How long do the effects last?
Usually 2 to 5 treatment sessions are required for optimal improvement. Most patients see lightening and/or disappearance of the majority of treated veins; however, you will most likely continue to get new tiny broken vessels over time.
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