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Sclerotherapy is a spider vein and average-sized varicose vein treatment that injects a chemical into the troublesome veins. It induces coagulation and inflammation, ultimately causing the vein to collapse so blood supply can reroute 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 post-operational 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 scheduled injection sessions to achieve optimal results.
Bear in mind that the appointments are scheduled months apart from one another. 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.
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About Laser Vein Center
Laser Vein Center combines innovative medical technology with a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. We small spider veins to advanced vein disease and skin ulcers. Veins are more than a cosmetic issue--varicose veins are a real medical issue and can lead to larger problems if left untreated.
Your first office visit begins with us diagnosing and evaluating the health of your veins. Dr. Thomas Wright will guide you from diagnostics through treatment, and into follow-up. Each treatment plan we develop is personalized to your needs, and we use state-of-the-art methods, emphasizing minimal downtime and maximum healing. Dr. Wright regularly participates in ongoing education and training to stay current with the trends in venous care.
Dr. Wright also conducts research in the field, and has published numerous papers and studies on improving method efficacy and care.
You will be an honored guest in our office-- you will receive comfortable, personalized care. We seek to educate patients and their families on veins and vein disease to help them understand the importance of venous health.
We are the only ones in the area that accepts all of the regional insurance carriers, and this often makes us the most affordable service provider in the St. Louis area. Since we are an independent office, we have no extra facility fees or hospital costs.
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