Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center
Vascular, Vein and Wound Specialist located in Concord, Madison, & Middlefield, OH
Unsightly spider veins and varicose veins are a common problem that can signal an underlying vein disease. If you have problem veins, Razieh Mohseni, MD, of Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center can help. Dr. Mohseni and her expert team use minimally invasive sclerotherapy to treat diseased veins and make them disappear. To find out more, call the Concord, Madison, or Middlefield, Ohio, office today or book an appointment using the online form.
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure the team at Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center uses to treat varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy treatment collapses the diseased veins with a special solvent called a sclerosant.
Sclerotherapy, available since the 1930s, has a highly successful track record. This method of treating unsightly veins produces effective medical results as well as making a significant difference cosmetically.
Why would I need sclerotherapy?
Varicose veins or spider veins can be unattractive and make you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your legs. Diseased veins can also cause unpleasant symptoms and, in some cases, dangerous complications like deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Diseased veins can cause symptoms such as:
- Pain, aching, or burning sensations in your legs or feet
- Swelling or redness around the problem veins
- Leg cramping, Restless Legs, especially at night
- Scaly, dry, or discolored skin near the problem veins
- Uncomfortable legs after sitting or standing for long periods
Sclerotherapy can address all these issues in a straightforward outpatient appointment.
What happens during the sclerotherapy procedure?
During the sclerotherapy procedure, your provider at Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center injects a sclerosant into the damaged veins. The sclerosant irritates the treated veins, producing their eventual collapse.
To perform sclerotherapy, your surgeon uses ultrasound technology to guide the injections and ensure optimal precision. When the treated veins collapse, your body reabsorbs them, and healthier veins take their place in your circulatory system.
Typically, it takes 30-60 minutes to complete your sclerotherapy treatment, depending on the number of veins involved. You won't require an anesthetic, and most patients report little or no discomfort during sclerotherapy apart from an occasional mild burning sensation.
You might need to undergo several sclerotherapy treatments to achieve the best results.
How long does it take to recover from sclerotherapy?
You should be able to return home the same day after your sclerotherapy treatment, and most people can return to work and resume normal activities the following day.
You might experience a little bruising at the injection site, and you need to wear compression bandages for a week or so after the procedure. You should avoid exercise or other strenuous activities initially.
You're likely to observe some improvement immediately, but it can take up to a month to see the final results. Watching your weight and exercising daily help keep your legs healthy and stop new problem veins from developing.
To find out more or schedule a consultation, call Vein Clinics of Lake County, and Wound Care Center today or book an appointment online.