SCLEROTHERAPY AT image Dermatology® P.C., SCLEROTHERAPY MONTCLAIR NJ
Do you dislike the appearance of visible veins on your legs? Do you wear hosiery even in warm weather, or hide your legs under trousers or slacks? Spider veins and varicose veins, large dilated blood vessels, can be unattractive and embarrassing for both women and men.
Large spider veins and blood vessels are caused by aging, genetics, long periods of standing, crossing your legs, poor circulation, weight gain and inactivity. While exercising regularly, wearing support hose, and eating a proper diet will help to prevent some leg veins, you may still fight them regardless of your lifestyle.
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SCLEROTHERAPY AS A SOLUTION FOR UNWANTED VEINS
Sclerotherapy involves an injectable formulation that significantly decreases the appearance of leg veins. Sclerotherapy works very well in treating smaller blood vessels, and can be used for larger, more obtrusive, problematic veins as well. This procedure is used to treat varicose veins, although alternative methods may be more effective in treating those that are very large. For the removal of unwanted leg veins, Sclerotherapy has been a leading treatment for more than half a century.
Sclerotherapy explained by Dr. Jeanine Downie
What is Sclerotherapy?
It is a fabulous procedure that involves injecting the leg veins with a solution that helps to blanch out, bruise the leg veins and then alternatively fade and go away. What are the causes of excessive veins and is sclerotherapy safe?
The causes are,
- After pregnancy
- After gaining weight
- After crossing your legs for years
- After aging process
By getting rid of your excessive veins, you don’t mess up with your circulation at all. How long does it take for Sclerotherapy treatment to work?
The sclerosing formula is injected directly into the problematic vein. Because the formula contains lidocaine, sclerotherapy procedure is especially comfortable. Sclerotherapy treatment requires multiple treatment sessions and a minimum of 3 and some people are above 8 treatment sessions.
We use a very small needle for precise injections and the Sclerotherapy procedure is only minimally uncomfortable. “Is bruising normal in Sclerotherapy treatment?
Sclerotherapy bruising is normal and it will last for 4-5 days. Oral Arnica or topical Arnica gel will help to decrease the bruising. “What are the things that I shouldn’t do after the Sclerotherapy?
Recommended that you restrain from strenuous exercise and crossing your legs as it can add more issues later.
If veins on your legs cause you embarrassment, call the office of Montclair dermatologist Dr. Downie today for a consultation to find out how Sclerotherapy can help.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Treatment sessions typically last about 20 minutes in our comfortable Montclair dermatology office. This depends on the number of veins that are being addressed; however, a treatment session may take up to 45 minutes. Six or more professional treatment sessions may be needed to realize full results.
The compound is a combination of chemicals including glycerin and a little lidocaine, which improves comfort during treatment. This formulation results in a much more comfortable experience than what was previously available with the hypertonic salines. Glycerin does not typically hyper pigment the skin like some other sclerosing agents which definitely do.
After treatment, patients wear compression stockings or garments for about three days to improve comfort and speed healing. The treatment area may look red or slightly bruised as veins begin to close up, but most people can resume normal activities right away. The skin where injected may look hive-like and this is also normal
Most of the side effects that may occur after Sclerotherapy in Montclair are mild and temporary. These include dark lines or spots, small sores on the skin, areas of red, raised skin, bruising, and an increase in tiny blood vessels (these can be treated).
Not as common, side effects such as allergic reaction or inflammation may occur. Your doctor has solutions for these side effects, should they occur. We encourage our patients to contact our office if they experience any conditions such as difficulty breathing, nausea, visual disturbances, or warming of the treatment area. With medical attention, side effects from Sclerotherapy can be successfully handled.
The Sclerotherapy procedure involves injecting what is called a sclerosing agent into unwanted spider and varicose veins. The solution causes irritation in the lining of the vein, causing it to gradually narrow until it closes and disappears. These spider veins are not necessary for function and can be safely eradicated.
The solutions used today are formulated to improve comfort, and Dr. Downie uses a very small needle for precise injections. What most patients experience is a mild sting from each injection. With the advances that have been made in Sclerotherapy, the procedure is only minimally uncomfortable.
Every person is different, but most of our patients see results they love within about four to six treatments. Mild cases in which only a few small veins are present may be significantly improved in one to two treatments.
In fact, walking is a great activity to engage in after Sclerotherapy. The movement encourages circulation and promotes healing. Strenuous exercise, on the other hand, should be avoided for at least two to three days.
If veins on your legs cause you embarrassment, call the office of Montclair dermatologist Dr. Downie today for a consultation to find out how Sclerotherapy can help. And remember, absolutely no crossing your legs!
Image Dermatology - Sclerotherapy Video
“To do sclero, and again into these little vessels, there we go. Mr. Magic Eraser.”
Find out how lasers can remove leg veins
Hey Instagram fans! Happy Friday, I am here lasering one of my favorite patients, who does not want to be identified, on her legs on a Friday. I have not seen her in two and a half years so I’m really mad at her, but you see this giant smile on my face so I’m really not mad at her, and her husband came with her to soften the blow, but he doesn’t want to be identified ei-ther, so you’re not going to see either one of them. But getting to my procedure, what we do is we use the Excel V laser, and I pretty much, I pinpoint exactly what’s gonna work the best for the caliber of the leg veins. So she has some of these that you can just press and you can just see good capillary refill, that means that these are going away. Then she has some of these bluish ones, she’s like what is this? I’m not old and gray and blue, I don’t need those. She’s young, she’s vital, she’s fabulous, but genetically she has leg veins and so that’s the way it goes. So you can either do sclerotherapy, which is injectables, which she doesn’t like, or you can do laser which she loves so that’s what we’re doing today. So it works great, my patients love it, another methodology of kind of what I do, what I do. We definitely need to do it with the gel, and so please watch and enjoy.