Sclerotherapy Memphis

Updated on: August 18, 2014
Memphis and Elvis Presley they go hand in hand. You can't think of one without the other. Elvis was the king of rock and roll and while he brought us a hunk, hunk of burning love nobody enjoys a hunk of burning veins. If you experience burning from unsightly varicose or spider veins, then you should see a vein doctor about sclerotherapy in Memphis.

Wise men say that only fools don't treat their varicose vein issues, especially if you are ashamed to show off your legs by wearing shorts or dresses because you don't want anyone to see those nasty veins. Sclerotherapy is a treatment option that can have you singing, Shall I stay, would it be a sin, if I can't help falling in love with you!

Preparing for the Procedure

To begin with, your physician will want to know if you are having any other problems with your legs, like pain, aching, itching or tenderness. He or she will need to know your medical history, any medications you are on prescription or over the counter, and any conditions that would prevent you from having treatment. If you have hepatitis, AIDS or other blood-borne diseases you may not be able to have sclerotherapy treatment. If you experience circulatory problems, heart conditions, or diabetes you too may not be able to seek treatment.

It's important to be up front and honest when sharing your medical history with your doctor as well as letting him or her know what your overall goals are. Make sure that you ask any questions or express any concerns that you have about the process. Your doctor should explain the procedure in detail, along with its risks and benefits, the recovery period and the costs.

The Procedure

A typical sclerotherapy treatment session lasts between15 to 45 minutes. Your legs will be photographed for record purposes. Then, you will lie down on an exam table where the skin that covers your spider veins will be cleaned with an antiseptic disinfectant. Using one hand to stretch the skin taut, your cosmetic surgeon will inject the sclerosing solution into the veins that are to be treated.

Precisely one injection will be given for every inch of spider vein which means that you could receive anywhere from 5 to 40 injections in one treatment session. You will be asked to change positions a from time to time during the procedure.

As the procedure continues, you will feel tiny pin pricks from the needle sticks and possibly a mild burning sensation. Because the needle used is so thin and the sclerosing solution is so mild the pain is usually mild to none. A cotton ball and tape will be applied to treatment site.

There are numerous wise cosmetic surgeons in the Memphis area that can take your hand and change your whole life too by treating your problematic veins. If you are experiencing problems with spider and varicose veins you can find a Memphis Vein Treatment Center now.

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