Micro Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins
Micro sclerotherapy for spider vein treatment is a quick, painless procedure. The doctor will use a polarizing light headlamp with a high magnification lens to inject the solution into the spider veins. During treatment, patients will be required to wear compression stockings for 7 to 14 days after the procedure. During these weeks, patients can listen to music or read. If necessary, the patient can take off his or her clothes and avoid strenuous activity for two weeks.
During the procedure, a sclerosing agent is applied twice to the targeted spider vein. Afterward, the patient can resume their daily activities. The doctor will determine how many sessions are needed based on their initial evaluation. The treatment usually lasts about 15 to 45 minutes. The doctor will give patients a full-length compression stocking to wear the day of the treatment. This stocking is required during the procedure and is worn for a few days.
After the treatment, the treated veins will look worse for at least six to eight weeks. They will be lumpy and tender to pressure. Up to 5% of patients will experience some light-brown pigmentation along the treated area. These scabs will eventually fade. Most of the patients can expect their symptoms to disappear. The next time you need a treatment, call the office and ask for an appointment.
Fortunately, complications associated with this treatment are rare. Most patients see significant improvements after undergoing the procedure. After the treatment, most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately. There is no need to worry about spending a week in the hospital or having to take off work for a few days. Moreover, patients do not have to deal with long recovery periods. Another benefit of micro sclerotherapy is the lack of side effects. Although it’s more expensive than surgery, it is still a viable option for people with spider veins.
A successful micro sclerotherapy procedure will reduce the appearance of spider veins and reduce the size of spider veins. While this procedure has been proven to be effective for eradicating spider veins, it is still in its early stages. Despite the high success rate of this treatment, it is not without risk. Nevertheless, the procedure is not for everyone. Depending on the severity of the condition, it can take anywhere from a few months to several years.
While this procedure may seem like a quick and painless way to remove spider veins, you should not take any medications for a week prior to the treatment. The sclerosant will sting slightly but not enough to cause serious discomfort. You should not apply lotion or sunscreen to your legs before the treatment. It’s important to talk to your doctor before undergoing the procedure. If you are on antibiotics, you should stop taking them a month before the procedure.