Summer is finally here, which means it is time to get your legs ready for the warm weather and beach life with the help of sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is always the first line of treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. Unwanted leg veins are injected with a sclerosing agent using a very thin needle, and the vein shrinks immediately. After the immediate shrinkage occurs, the vein will continue to dissolve over a period of a few weeks as the body naturally proceeds to absorb the sclerosed vein.
After treatment, your leg is wrapped up in compression bandages or a stocking to keep slight pressure on the area. We advise patients to walk as often as possible for two weeks after the initial sclerotherapy treatment to allow the medication to flow through the vein.
Patients usually have no downtime and can resume work and all other normal activities immediately following treatments. Sclerotherapy is a safe, time-proven method and an excellent alternative to surgery or laser treatments.
If you are ready to wear your swimsuits and shorts with pride this summer, schedule a consultation today!
Mitchel Goldman M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist, recognized by the American Board of Dermatology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Goldman literally WROTE THE BOOK on sclerotherapy and teaches physicians around the world with his advanced techniques.
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