If you suffer from spider veins or varicose veins, you want to combat the problem and want to move on with your life. Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that will rid you of your vein problems. Our provider and vascular surgeon, Dr. Peter Mann, will inject a highly advanced saline solution, into the veins, using a very fine needle. The solution will collapse the veins and, over time, the veins will be absorbed into your body. The result is that your blood flow will then redirect and enter into healthy veins, as they should be.
Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective procedure that has actually been around since the 1930s. Here are a few things you should know about this procedure.
• The procedure takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes to perform.
• You will not have to stay in a hospital.
• It’s extremely affordable.
• Most people feel great in a day or two and there is no recovery time involved.
• You might experience some bruising, discoloration, or itching around the injection area.
You should always tell your doctor if you are on any medications. Dr. Mann will let you know what medications you can or cannot take for the next 48 to 72 hours after the procedure.
At our clinic for varicose veins San Diego, there are different types of Sclerotherapy Dr. Mann performs and that you should be familiar with:
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy:
Ultrasound guided Sclerotherapy is used for spider veins and varicose veins that are hidden beneath the skin. First, Dr. Mann will locate the problem veins with ultrasound and then he will inject the veins with a foam solution. Dr. Mann will monitor the entire procedure and use the ultrasound mapping to guide the syringe to the targeted area. The ultrasound imaging allows the doctor to actually see the patient’s vascular system.
The traditional sclerotherapy procedure is used for veins that that Dr. Mann can detect visually. These spider veins are typically very small and are highly visible because they are closer to the surface of the skin. Because these veins are closer to the surface, your doctor does not need an ultrasound to treat these veins. Dr. Mann will inject the veins with a saline-based foam solution.
Depending on how many veins you have and where they are located, the patients will need anywhere between 1 to 5 treatments. Most patients see some of their veins disappear right after the treatment. All of the treated veins will disappear within a few months and sometimes will take up to one year.
Both of these procedures are safe, painless, will treat the problem area quickly, and are both very affordable. If you are struggling with varicose veins and/or spider veins, contact our Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Mann, for a complimentary consultation and to discuss your treatment options. Everyone deserves healthy, beautiful legs!
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