Sclerotherapy in Chicago
Today, many plastic surgeons are treating spider veins with sclerotherapy. In this rather simple procedure, veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which causes them to collapse and fade from view. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching, swelling, and night cramps.
How is Sclerotherapy performed?
In most cases, a sclerotherapy session is a fairly quick process. It usually lasts between 15 to 45 minutes. The steps are simple. You will lie on the table and the skin over the spider veins being treated will be cleaned using an antiseptic solution. The nurse is then going to use a hand to keep the skin taut and the sclerosing agent will be injected in the veins that are affected.
Maximum precision is achieved by using indirect and bright light, along with proper magnification. In most cases, a single injection is given per inch of your spider veins. Usually, five to 40 injections are issued in a single session. Once finished, a cotton ball held in place with compression tape will be applied.
In addition, you may benefit from support hose that fits tightly around your leg. This can also help to promote healing and prevent blood clots. You can typically remove the hose within about 72 hours. It’s important to understand the veins you have had treated are going to actually seem worse before you notice any improvement. Two or more sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results.
If you are interested in this procedure and are near Oak Brook, Chicago, Arlington Heights, or Naperville, IL, contact us today.