Includes sclerotherapy consultation, ultrasound and treatment is deemed the right candidate for the procedure: $250/60 mins
Follow up sclerotherapy procedure: $150/45 mins
Spider veins (telagiectasias) are small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin that can develop on the legs, specifically on the upper thigh, below the knee join, and around the ankle. They may or may not cause you any discomfort and treatment is more commonly requested for cosmetic improvement. Sclerotherapy is the injection of a solution that works by irrritating the vein so that it hardens and eventually shrinks away and is absorbed by your body over time.
Reticular veins (also known as feeder veins) are the dilated blue and green veins beneath the skin surface. These veins are enlarged due to an increase in pressure. They are generally hereditary. Reticular veins can exist independently but can also be the underlying problem that gives rise to surface spider veins. Depending on their size, they can be treated with foam sclerotherapy or a combination of sclerotherapy and foam sclerotherapy.
If you wish to have your legs assessed and treated, please book an appointment to see Betty RN about sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is performed by a registered nurse multiple sessions 2-6 weeks apart, number of session will depend on your response
• avoid heat--no hot tubs, saunas. Bath/shower as usual but run cool water on legs before you finish • your leg(s) will be wrapped with tensor, please keep them on for then next 4-6 hours • you will have many small bumps from the injection site which will resolve on their own • your treated veins will be discolored initially then fades as your body heals • resume your normal activity, walking helps with healing and normal circulation
Foam Sclerotherapy is performed by a physician
• multiple sessions 4-6 weeks apart, number of session will depend on your response • you will be wearing your stocking(s) for 3-5 days depending on the size of the vessel treated • avoid heat--no hot tubs, saunas. Cover your stocking to bath (plastic wrap or garbage bag) • your will feel a firmness and some inflammation from the treatment, advil helps with this over time your body will absorb the vein • your treated veins will be discolored initially then fades as your body heals • resume your normal activity, walking helps with healing and normal circulation
** Solutions for injections are sclerodex (saline/glucose/alcohol) and diluted Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate (stronger sclerosant)**
You will also want to avoid sun exposure to the treated areas during that time. The inflammation caused by the injections combined with sun exposure can lead to dark spots on your skin, especially if you already have a dark skin tone.
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