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Vein Treatments Mountain Brook

Skin Wellness Center of Alabama is here to help you address those spider veins that you have been unhappy with. Often we look for ways to improve ourselves, and we don’t know where to begin. Well the Skin Wellness Center of Alabama is here to help the Mountain Brook Community take care of those veins.

There is now a procedure that can be done to get rid of those spider veins called Sclerotherapy, or injection therapy. This therapy is done by injecting mild chemicals into the veins. This causes the walls of vein to become irritated and collapse. After the walls collapse, the skin absorbs the vein and allocates the blood to healthy veins to keep proper circulation.

A second session may be necessary to clean up any veins that were missed in the first. This second session typically happens a few weeks after the first session. Multiple injections are necessary so there could be multiple sessions to complete the treatment.

It is important that you follow all of the instructions prior to the treatment. This  will help to ensure that the treatment is successful. Once the treatment is over, the patient could be asked to wear compression stocking for about a week. Aside from the stockings, normal activities can begin immediately after the treatment.

Side Effects of Sclerotherapy 

There are some side effects following the treatment. These side effects include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • And more

These effects can be a pain, and they are undoubtedly uncomfortable. They are only temporary though; the discomfort should only last for 20-30 minutes.