Sclerotherapy Specialist

Schlerotherapy Q & A

What Is Sclerotherapy? 

Sclerotherapy is a proven and effective treatment of spider veins and varicose veins. It consists of injecting the malfunctioning vein with a salt solution. This collapses the lining of the vein and clots the blood in it. The vein is eventually absorbed by the body and the discoloration disappears during the healing process.

The procedure is relatively short, lasting anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. Several sessions may be required depending on the proliferation of the affected veins. The success rate of sclerotherapy remains one of the highest in medicine: 75 to 90 percent. 

Is Sclerotherapy Painful?

Other than the pinch of a needled for the local anesthetic, patients feel no pain during the procedure. Post procedure there may be some swelling and slight discomfort, which is treated with over-the-counter pain medication.

Post procedure the skin my cramp slightly but this is a normal reaction to the salt solution which is meant to cause temporary irritation of the affected area to complete the treatment.

What Are the Side Effects of Sclerotherapy?

Side effects of sclerotherapy include temporary redness/bruising and brown spots. These occurrences are normal and patients report they resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

In rare cases, patients have the following reactions:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Allergic reaction
  • Skin discoloration

A more serious side effect is the development of a blood clot in the treated vein. Signs of a blood clot include shortness or breath, chest pain, and dizziness. The professionals at GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center monitor you carefully post procedure to ensure fast treatment should this side effect occur.

What Happens After Sclerotherapy?

Many patients see immediate results following sclerotherapy. The team at GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center recommend you wear compression socks for at least 24 hours after sclerotherapy. This ensures the salt solution has the desired effect on the treated vein.

Remaining active is imperative after sclerotherapy as it promotes proper blood circulation, speeds the healing process, and helps prevent potential blood clots.

For two to three days post procedure, you’ll want to avoid: 

  • Sitting for long periods of time (air travel)
  • Sun exposure of treatment area
  • Hot baths or saunas
  • Swimming pools
  • Running or weightlifting

Experience the professionalism, care, and focus of the doctors and staff members of GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center. We specialize in sclerotherapy for varicose veins and spider veins and provide world-class care for our patients.

Let’s discuss your customized treatment plan today.

Schlerotherapy Q & A

What Is Sclerotherapy? 

Sclerotherapy is a proven and effective treatment of spider veins and varicose veins. It consists of injecting the malfunctioning vein with a salt solution. This collapses the lining of the vein and clots the blood in it. The vein is eventually absorbed by the body and the discoloration disappears during the healing process.

The procedure is relatively short, lasting anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. Several sessions may be required depending on the proliferation of the affected veins. The success rate of sclerotherapy remains one of the highest in medicine: 75 to 90 percent. 

Is Sclerotherapy Painful?

Other than the pinch of a needled for the local anesthetic, patients feel no pain during the procedure. Post procedure there may be some swelling and slight discomfort, which is treated with over-the-counter pain medication.

Post procedure the skin my cramp slightly but this is a normal reaction to the salt solution which is meant to cause temporary irritation of the affected area to complete the treatment.

What Are the Side Effects of Sclerotherapy?

Side effects of sclerotherapy include temporary redness/bruising and brown spots. These occurrences are normal and patients report they resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

In rare cases, patients have the following reactions:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Allergic reaction
  • Skin discoloration

A more serious side effect is the development of a blood clot in the treated vein. Signs of a blood clot include shortness or breath, chest pain, and dizziness. The professionals at GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center monitor you carefully post procedure to ensure fast treatment should this side effect occur.

What Happens After Sclerotherapy?

Many patients see immediate results following sclerotherapy. The team at GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center recommend you wear compression socks for at least 24 hours after sclerotherapy. This ensures the salt solution has the desired effect on the treated vein.

Remaining active is imperative after sclerotherapy as it promotes proper blood circulation, speeds the healing process, and helps prevent potential blood clots.

For two to three days post procedure, you’ll want to avoid: 

  • Sitting for long periods of time (air travel)
  • Sun exposure of treatment area
  • Hot baths or saunas
  • Swimming pools
  • Running or weightlifting

Experience the professionalism, care, and focus of the doctors and staff members of GulfCoast Vein and Laser Center. We specialize in sclerotherapy for varicose veins and spider veins and provide world-class care for our patients.

Let’s discuss your customized treatment plan today.

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