Do you have spider veins, reticular discoloration, or small varicose veins on your body? Those with these conditions often feel the need to cover their entire body and forego enjoyable activities such as swimming at the pool or beach. However, you don’t have to feel the need to hide from the world anymore. Skin And Body Refinery will share how Sclerotherapy is helping many reclaim their body and overcome these different types of conditions.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that is designed to target spider veins, varicose veins and reticular discoloration of the skin. Sclerotherapy uses an injectable solution that helps to eliminate these common skin conditions. Sclerotherapy has proven to be a varicose vein treatment as far back as the 1930’s. The injections are applied in the needed area. The solution causes the veins to stick together or scar. Later these veins essentially die and the blood flows through the healthier veins. The scarred or dead veins are reabsorbed back into the tissues, eventually disappearing over time.
Candidates for Sclerotherapy
Most people are considered to be a perfect candidate for Sclerotherapy. However, it is essential you have a consultation with a dermatologist or vascular specialist before committing to the procedure. For those who are pregnant are not eligible for the treatments. Those who have had past blot clotting problems are determined case by case. When wanting Sclerotherapy, make sure to schedule a consultation to ensure you are eligible for the procedure.
How Effective is Sclerotherapy?
A number of studies have been conducted to see how effective Sclerotherapy actually is. Research has proven that up to 80% of the veins treated were eliminated with each treatment or session. Up to 90% of patients that have had Sclerotherapy responded well to the treatments. Smaller spider veins in most cases faded between three and six weeks after treatments. While large veins faded between three to four months after treatments. The veins that respond to the treatments have never returned.
Side Effects of Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a well-known procedure for spider and other similar conditions and have little known side effects. Some reported side effects are mild and don’t persist for long periods of time. Some people have reported mild itching in the injection site that lasts up to two days for some. In some cases, a patient has had some bruising due to the injection or slight swelling. Some of the worst side effects are allergic reactions.
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Before you begin Sclerotherapy you will undergo a consultation where the doctor will evaluate the veins. Additionally, they will review any past and recent illnesses, medical conditions, allergies and current medication. You may need to stop taking certain medications before the procedure such as aspirin, NSAIDs, and blood thinners which will help minimize bleeding. Some doctors may even suggest not shaving or putting lotion on the affected site 24 hours before the scheduled procedure and to wear loose clothing to prevent irritating the injection site. If you want to undergo Sclerotherapy and are ready to schedule a consultation, contact Skin And Body Refinery today!