Leg & Facial Vein Therapy

Leg & Facial Vein Therapy

For patients who experience severe pain or discomfort from varicose veins, or who simply wish to improve the appearance of varicose veins or spider veins, Aesthetic Med Studio offers effective treatment through a process known as sclerotherapy.

 

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution (such as sodium chloride) directly into the vein. The salt solution irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to swell, which prevents the further passage of blood. Eventually, the vein turns into scar tissue and becomes less visible. Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective procedure that has been in use since the 1930s to treat varicose veins.

 

How is sclerotherapy performed?

We perform sclerotherapy in our office for your convenience. In most cases, a sterile sodium chloride solution is mixed with lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and is injected directly into the blood vessel with a very fine needle. A solution without lidocaine is available for people who are allergic to lidocaine. The number of veins treated at one time depends on the size and location of the veins, as well as your overall medical condition.

The sclerotherapy procedure takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Mild discomfort may occur, and a cramping sensation may be felt for 1 to 2 minutes when larger varicose veins are injected.

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