Sclerotherapy is a procedure that can remove unsightly veins that are visible on many areas of your body. Dr. Heir injects a sclerosing solution into the vein, causing it to collapse, close and disappear from view.
Indications for Sclerotherapy in Sacramento
Spider veins and varicose veins are caused by a variety of factors including heredity, pregnancy, hormonal changes, prolonged sitting or standing and certain medications. If you are bothered by veins that are visible on your legs or elsewhere, you should consider sclerotherapy at our Sacramento cosmetic surgery office.
How Sclerotherapy Works
Before the procedure, Dr. Heir will perform an examination of the veins and areas of concern. He may also ask you specific questions about related symptoms that may be associated with venous reflux disease, a problem caused by abnormal blood recirculation.
Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure that doesn’t require anesthesia. Your skin is first cleansed with an antispectic, before the doctor administers the injections into the unwanted veins. In general, one injection is necessary for each inch of vein that is visible. Some patients will benefit from multiple sessions to achieve optimal results.
What to Expect After Sclerotherapy in Sacramento
When you leave our facility, your legs or treated areas will be wrapped in compression tape and balls of cotton. In many cases, a tight-fitting support hose is provided, which will need to be worn for about 72 hours.
Possible side effects include redness, bruising and cramping. While your activities will be limited for several days, you will be encouraged to walk during recovery.