Sclerotherapy in Iron Mountain, Michigan (MI)

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 Iron Mountain Vein

Iron Mountain Vein is a specialty clinic focused solely on the treatment of lower extremity venous insufficiency.  Whether your varicose veins are causing you pain or are simply disfiguring, we want to help you feel and look your best!

If you experience leg pain during the day, heaviness, itching, or burning on your legs, or have swelling, Iron Mountain Vein can help.  Around 25 million people in the United States alone suffer from these conditions.  There are a variety of treatments that can help. 

Here at Iron Mountain Vein, we are committed to the delivery of exceptional medical care in a comfortable, professional, and compassionate environment.  Our goal is to exceed your expectations through our commitment to quality.    

We accept the following insurance plans: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CHAMPS (Medicaid), Cofinity, Humana, Medicare, Tricare, and United Healthcare.



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Featured Specialist for Sclerotherapy in Iron Mountain, MI

Iron Mountain Vein

Emma DiPonio, M.D.

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1115 South Hemlock
Suite 3
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

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