What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a hypertonic saline solution directly into the vein. This medical spa solution will irritate the lining of the vessel causing it to collapse and stick together and the blood to clot. This is for the treatment of spider veins, reticular veins and some varicose veins.
Who is the ideal candidate?
Pretty much anyone who has developed spider veins due to hormonal changes, pregnancies, standing for long periods of time and/or simply genetics is an ideal candidate for this procedure.
Who are ineligible candidates?
Patients who are not candidates for this procedure include:
- Pregnant and breastfeeding patients.
- Have history of blood clots or suffer from clotting disorders.
- Have varicose veins that required being surgically removed.
How long after Sclerotherapy do you see results?
After the first Sclerotherapy treatment, the appearance of the vein will be diminished. However, more sessions are always recommended for optimal results.
How many Sclerotherapy treatments do I need?
You will need between 5-10 Sclerotherapy sessions; once a week (depending on the amount/severity of veins noted).
What is the Recovery Time for Sclerotherapy?
There really is no downtime for Sclerotherapy; other than no exercise, heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 24 hours post treatment.
What are the side effects of Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy side effects include redness at the injection site, bruising, leg pain and cramping might occur.
What to Avoid after Sclerotherapy
After Sclerotherapy, it is recommended not to exercise or perform any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 24 hours after the procedure. Also, elevate the treated legs for about 15 minutes after the procedure. Elastic bandages will be applied to the treated legs, those bandages should be taken off right before going to bed.
How much does Sclerotherapy vein treatment cost?
One Sclerotherapy treatment is about $80-$100. But patients will need more than one treatment for optimal results. There are some financing options available.
Request a Consultation for Sclerotherapy in Miami
You can still have beautiful legs! If you have been considering laser therapy for varicose veins, our Miami med spa at 4Beauty Aesthetic Institute for Plastic Surgery with Dr. Mendieta offers Sclerotherapy in Miami.
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