Varicose and spider veins can disrupt the appearance of an otherwise beautiful complexion. Unfortunately, these veins seem to become more common with age, and their development is often outside our control. However, treatments like sclerotherapy can address these concerns quickly and give you the gorgeous skin you want without trouble. Schedule a consultation at McLean & Potomac Dermatology to try this treatment for yourself today.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical treatment that is commonly used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. This procedure is minimally invasive and involves injecting a solution into the affected veins to make them shrink and eventually disappear. Sclerotherapy has been used for many years and is a safe and effective way to treat vein problems.
What to Expect
This is typically an outpatient procedure, meaning no hospital stay is required afterward. You must avoid certain medications, such as aspirin and blood thinners, to reduce the risk of bleeding during the procedure. Once we’re ready to begin, our provider will clean the area around the affected veins and may apply a local anesthetic to numb the area.
Once the area is prepped, we will use a fine needle to inject the sclerosing solution directly into the affected vein. The solution will irritate the vein’s lining, causing it to swell and stick together. Over time, the vein will be reabsorbed by the body and disappear.
The amount of sclerosing solution injected and the number of injections required will depend on the size and number of veins being treated. This procedure typically takes 30 minutes to an hour, and you can expect to return to your normal activities immediately afterward.
After the procedure, you may be advised to wear compression stockings to help reduce swelling and improve blood flow. Additionally, you may also be instructed to avoid hot baths, saunas, and excessive sun exposure for a few days. We will discuss the procedure in depth and tell you all about what you can expect after treatment during your initial consultation.
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Schedule Sclerotherapy Treatments in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD
The appearance of unsightly varicose veins does a lot to lower your confidence. If you’re ready to get your clear, beautiful skin back, we’re here to help. Our sclerotherapy treatments can be an effective choice for removing varicose and spider veins from your body. Get in touch with us at McLean & Potomac Dermatology to learn more today.
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