Sclerotherapy vein treatment should not be painful and if done correctly and should be permanent. In some people with strong family histories of vein problems, new veins may appear in the future. The initial course of vein treatments may take 3 – 5 sessions, depending upon how your particular veins respond. This is variable. People will often come back in the future for “touch up” vein treatments. Treatments are usually 3-5 weeks apart.
Treatment of spider veins is by either sclerotherapy (injection), laser or a combination of both.
Aurora Medical Spa uses Asclera for vein injections which is FDA approved and has minimal complications. Other solutions such as concentrated “saline” have more side effects and are generally more painful.
THIS ISN’T YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S LEG VEIN THERAPY
Treatment today is very different compared to years gone by. If a patient is particularly sensitive, we can apply cold packs or a topical anesthetic to the area before treatment, but the burning or cramping that used to be associated with sclerotherapy is a thing of the past. Modern advancements have progressed far beyond the uncomfortable, outdated medicines previously used, and most patients today find there is minimal or no discomfort, and they have no downtime after treatment. Though major physical exercise or activity isn’t recommended, you can go right back to work, you can go shopping or out to dinner, or do anything else you normally would.
Sclerotherapy sessions address specific areas and are based upon SAFE amounts of sclerosing solutions depending upon size and/or number of veins treated or strength of solution used.
Medical grade compression stocking are worn for 72 hours. This ensures that the solutions stays in contact with the vein wall and isn’t “flushed” out by your circulation.
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