Sclerotherapy Vein Treatments Los Angeles
Sclerotherapy, best performed by a vein specialist doctor, is considered the gold standard treatment for leg spider veins and reticular veins (blue 1-3 mm veins). It is also a safe and effective treatment for permanently removing blue chest veins and prominent hand and arm veins.
Sclerotherapy is a relatively simple reticular and spider vein removal procedure. The technique involves the use of a tiny needle to inject a sclerosing solution into a problem vein, causing it to collapse and fade.
Sclerosing agents that are used for vein removal are mild enough to allow predictable and relatively painless treatment. The needles that are used are very thin, making the injections very tolerable by almost all patients.
SCLEROTHERAPY TREATMENT OF SPIDER VEINS
*Individual results may vary.
When your vein doctor, Dr. R. Dishakjian, treats your leg spider and reticular veins with sclerotherapy, not only the appearance of your legs improves dramatically, but the bothersome symptoms associated with these veins also significantly improve. these include burning, aching, swelling and night cramps.
Please go to before and after sclerotherapy picture gallery for the range of veins treated at our vein clinic and the treatment outcome you can expect.
Note that sclerotherapy treats only those veins that are currently present, whether visible or not to the naked eye and does nothing to prevent the emergence of entirely new spider veins in the future.
It should be pointed out that while sclerotherapy is the ideal treatment for spider and blue veins, Varicose vein treatment is often best accomplished with some alternate methods. These are known as foam sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, and endovenous thermal vein closure techniques.
The Sclerotherapy Procedure
The typical sclerotherapy treatment session in our vein clinic in Los Angeles is relatively quick, lasting only about 30 to 60 minutes. The time required for eliminating isolated reticular veins is usually much shorter.
During the procedure, your doctor locates the problem veins while you lie on an examination table. To that end, the doctor uses a small hand-held ring device.
When placed in direct contact with the skin, the ring device provides uniform illumination of the skin from beneath. This allows your doctor to locate even the tiniest veins as well as hard-to-find deeper feeder veins. The technique is known as transilluminated Sclerotherapy. The treatment of feeder veins is important for long lasting sclerotherapy outcome.
During the injections, most patients hardly feel any pain because your doctor mixes some local anesthetic in the solution that he injects. For the more sensitive areas, such as the ankle, Dr. Dishakjian, the vein surgeon, uses a numbing medicine. Nevertheless, any pain that the more sensitive patients experience quickly dissipates.
Typically, for any given area, two to three spider vein treatment sessions are required to achieve optimal results.
SPIDER VEINS SCLEROTHERAPY REMOVAL PHOTOS *Individual results may vary.
Recovery after Sclerotherapy
There is often some degree of inflammatory response after a sclerotherapy session. Immediately after the injections, the treated areas often look somewhat inflamed, like a bug bite, a little raised, bruised and pinkish. However, you should be able to drive home after the treatment and resume work the following day.
This initial inflammatory response often disappears within a few hours, replaced by dark blue bruising, which over time gradually fades to red or brown, before disappearing. Anti-inflammatory medications, as well as homeopathic preparations, are helpful for minimizing these symptoms.
Although sclerotherapy generally does not require any recovery time, it is advisable to avoid activities that may lead to the dilation of veins and blood stagnation, Accordingly, you better avoid activities, such as heavy lifting, strenuous exercise or hot baths.
In leg vein sclerotherapy, as with any other leg vein treatment, you are encouraged to walk to speed up the circulation in the legs and enhance the safety of the procedure. Wearing compression stockings for about a week after sclerotherapy is also recommended. Their role is to improve the treatment outcome and minimize discomfort and complications. Please go to compression therapy and watch the video on how to wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy.
As to sclerotherapy of hand veins, wearing compression wrap for more than a few days is not necessary.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Sclerotherapy
For any questions related to sclerotherapy, please click sclerotherapy FAQ. Dr. Dishakjian has provided answers to the host of frequent questions that patients usually ask about the procedure. Click spider and varicose vein treatment options to read about other vein treatments available at our vein clinic.
SCLEROTHERAPY FOR RETICULAR AND SPIDER VEIN REMOVAL *Individual results may vary.
SCLEROTHERAPY FOR RETICULAR VEIN REMOVAL *Individual results may vary.
Questions about the Cost of Spider Vein Treatment or Sclerotherapy?
Call 818-832-4500 for any inquiries regarding the cost of vein treatment with sclerotherapy, additional information, or scheduling an appointment.
Our vein clinic, Nu Vela Laser and Vein Center, is located in Porter Ranch, CA, and is easily accessible from most Los Angeles freeways. Please click the map on this page for directions.
Consultation with the doctor is free with the purchase of any service. We charge a nominal refundable consultation fee for the first office visit only. This fee is fully credited towards a subsequently purchased service.