Sclerotherapy Santa Barbara – Spider Vein Treatment Santa Barbara
This corrective procedure eliminates spider veins by utilizing fine microneedles. Sclerotherapy has been used since the 1920s. A solution will be injected into the patient’s superficial blood vessels. Eventually, they will disappear entirely. that causes them to blanch and eventually disappear. A treatment session lasts anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes.
What Should Patients Expect From The Procedure?
Fine spider veins (also known as telangiectasias) are corrected. Varicose veins are treated, in addition to the symptoms associated with this common issue, such as the pain of the legs, heaviness, and fatigue. Most will require three separate sessions to achieve the desired results. Spider veins of the knees, thighs, and calves are treated. Spider veins of the ankles or feet cannot be treated because of a greater risk of skin breakdown in these areas.
Before the procedure takes place, patients must fill out a questionnaire to access their risk level of sclerotherapy complications. You will be asked if you are taking estrogen, blood thinner or if you have a history of forming blood clots. Questions about tobacco usage are also asked.
From there, the legs are examined to see if you are a proper candidate for sclerotherapy. You are asked to lie down on the table during the procedure and the spider vein areas are cleaned. After that, the solution is injected and the vessels start to blanch. The areas are then cleaned and compression is applied to the area. Tape is also added and an ACE wrap is used to increase the compression. Compression stockings are also put on. Once the session has taken place, you must wear compression stockings for at least 2 weeks for lasting results.