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Sclerotherapy is a form of treatment for both spider veins and average-sized varicose veins. This treatment uses a chemical injected into the troublesome veins to cause the blood to coagulate, inflamation to set in, and the vein to eventually collapse so that the blood supply is rerouted to healthier veins. One variation of sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, suspends the chemical in foam to provide greater adhesion to the vein walls. Depending on the number of veins to be treated, a sclerotherapy session usually takes less than 30 minutes. After the procedure, the treatment site is wrapped in a bandage which applies pressure to control any bleeding and promote healing. Once treated with sclerotherapy, varicose veins do not come back. Sclerotherapy is done on an outpatient basis and is only mildly painful. Other than the sting of the injection, some patients report some light cramping during the injection of the solution, but this quickly passes. Although all procedures have some risks, sclerotherapy has very few. Light bruising sometimes occurs around the affected area, and some patients have reported that freckling developed temporarily in the treatment area, but these both usually disappear within weeks. With sclerotherapy, some patients may require several injection sessions for optimal results, but these are scheduled about a month apart. After finishing the treatment, the pain and unsightly appearance of the damaged veins are greatly improved. Patients report significantly smoother skin and little discoloration. Because these results are achieved without hospitalization or general anesthesia, sclerotherapy is a better choice than surgery for many patients. Patients also find recovery time is much shorter with sclerotherapy, and they are usually able to return to work within days.
About International Vein & Skin Institute
We strive to deliver state of the art medical, surgical and cosmetic care!
Our main focus at International Vein & Skin Institute is:
•Diagnosis and treatment of varicose veins and leg ulcers.
•Medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails, in children and adults
Our physician and medical director Jozef Tryzno, MD, RVT, FASA, FASLMS has been providing quality medical care for over 20 years. He is a highly skilled physician with over 12 years of laser technology hands on experience, and also one of the very few highly qualified vein specialists in the area.
The philosophy of the practice is based on providing the latest, safest, and most advanced cosmetic technology to our patients. This is achieved in a very professional, yet tailored and personal way, with the patient’s goals and expectations as the highest priority.
Experience: No other facility in the area has as much experience as we do with phlebology and laser technologies. Our medical director Jozef Tryzno, M.D., has performed thousands of cases and is specially trained in Phlebology and Laser and MultiLight technology.
Equipment: All systems are permanently located at our office and are not brought in by truck for occasional use. This assures you that treatment after treatment we will provide each patient with predictable, best possible results.
Consultation: We believe that our commitment to providing pre-op consultation immeasurably helps our patients in their decision making process. Patients often require a combination of therapies to successfully treat their problems.
At the time of your consultation, our medical provider will discuss your individual needs and concerns, in order to develop the best treatment options for you. For the majority of our patients, the results are remarkable. For your convenience, some of the treatments can be performed immediately following your consultation if you desire.
For all venous consultation Dr. Tryzno personally conducts a venous screening evaluation to assess the extent of the symptoms and the potential severity of any underlying problem. Armed with this information, Dr. Tryzno can educate each patient about a treatment plan, estimated cost and the expected outcome.
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