Veins affect millions of men and women. These red, blue, or purple thread-like lines can have numerous causes such as genetics, pregnancy, hormone imbalance, sitting or standing for long periods of time, and weight fluctuation. The unsightly veins that come from years of standing and sitting too long at work can easily be eradicated by a series of treatment of Sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy works by irritating the veins and causing it to collapse. Over a period of four to six weeks, the damaged vein debris is reabsorbed by the body and disappears. A natural treatment of sugar and salt that naturally exists in our body at the correct concentration can effectively remove the superficial veins on our legs. With no risks, and no downtime! We use Sclerodex ®.
How many treatments will I need?
Most individuals require 3 to 6 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. The treated vein is removed permanently.
Is there any down time after sclerotherapy?
No. Soon after the procedure, you may feel a slight bump on the skin, and some redness to the area treated which will disappear over the next few days. You may return to your daily activities immediately following the treatment. We recommend that you walk around for a hour post treatment to facilitate circulation. There will be cotton and tapes over area of treatment for compression.
How long does it take for the results to become evident?
It will take 2 weeks for the veins to gradually disappear. Once treated, the veins will immediately turn white, and collapse. It will turn dark in a few days, then gradually it will get lighter and disappear.
How does this treatment compare to Laser Vein Removal?
This is a medically supervised treatment by a physician, and administered by a Registered Nurse.
Laser vein removal does not require medical supervision.
Sclerotherapy is cost effective, and results are longer lasting. When superficial veins appear, there are larger veins underneath that are causing them to appear on top. These are called feeder veins. Laser vein removal does not treat feeder veins because the technology limits how deep it can reach before burning the skin. This means new veins return in short amount of time. For the consumer, when the feeder vein is treated with sclerotherapy, long lasting results can be achieved.
To determine the number of required treatment, please see us for a personalized free consultation.