If you have varicose veins, you may be wondering if there are any effective treatments that will eliminate or even reduce their appearance. Well, you’re in luck.there is! It’s called sclerotherapy and it can work wonders on those unsightly blue lines.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure that can be performed in a doctor’s office or outpatient facility. During treatment, a special chemical is injected into the targeted veins with tiny needles. These chemicals irritate the vessel’s linings, causing them to harden, die and fade away.
The number of treatments you will need depends on the amount of veins you want to target. While one session may be enough for some people, two or three sessions may be required for others. This procedure is highly effective and can be done on the legs, arms or face.
Is There Any Pain Involved?
There is virtually no pain involved with sclerotherapy. In fact, no anesthesia is required and the entire procedure can be done in about 30 minutes or less. There may be some soreness following treatment, however. This can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
As always, it’s best to talk with your doctor to determine if sclerotherapy is right for you. Fortunately, we’re here anytime. Call us today!
Contact Connie Brennan RN, expert aesthetic nurse and Botox injector in MN, for a consultation.
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