July 20, 2010
Do you use a local anesthetic? No local anesthetic is used because it would be more painful than the Sclerotherapy injections. The needle used to inject the solution is very small. I am afraid of needles. Can this be done under general anesthesia? This procedure is not performed under anesthesia unless it is performed in combination with a surgical procedure such as vein ligation and stripping. An anesthetic cream may...
Immediately following your procedure, it’s important to wear support hose and walk for 10-30 minutes. This is why it’s also important to have loose-fitting slacks/skirt and comfortable walking shoes with you. About 24 to 48 hours after the treatment, the compression pads/cotton balls that were placed over the veins are gently removed. Note: If you develop a tape allergy as seen by redness or a rash, simply remove the tape...
Two Days Before Your Scheduled Treatment Avoid any of the following: • Aspirin or other blood thinning drugs, herbs and supplements including Vitamin E, Gingko biloba • Arthritis medicine (e.g. Ibuprofen) or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These medications may increase bruising. • Alcohol Alcohol impairs circulation, which can affect healing. • Smoking -Smoking depletes the body of vitamin C, which will impair healing. The Night Before Your Scheduled Treatment Do...
Sclerotherapy requires repeated injections of a proprietary solution into the veins. The solution irritates the lining of the veins and causes it to eventually dissolve. This procedure is commonly performed on the legs, arms, chest, and back. These are the areas where most people suffer the most from the spider veins. Spider veins and broken capillaries can occur anywhere in the body, including on the face. Satisfactory results are seen...
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