Nobody wants spider veins. Some people ignore them, but nobody wants them. If you are ready to get rid of your spider veins, then Skin Wellness Dermatology of Trussville, Alabama is here to help you out. At Skin Wellness Dermatology, we used a procedure called Sclerotherapy to get rid of those varicose veins. This is just a fancy way to say that we use injection therapy to remove those pesky veins.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work
The procedure starts with the doctor cleaning the area. Once the area is cleaned, the doctor inserts a small needle into the vein. The doctor then injects the vein with an irritating solution. This injection causes the walls of the vein to collapse once it is irritated. The skin around the vein then absorbs the collapsed vein and allocates the blood to healthy veins.
How Long is Recovery?
Prior to the surgery, the patient will be given a set of instructions. It is important to the success of the procedure that the instructions be adhered to prior to the therapy. Once the treatment is over, the patient may be asked to wear compression stockings for about a week. Other than the stocking that may be required, there is no additional down time. Normal activities can begin immediately once the treatment is done.
Side Effects To Vein Treatment Therapy
There are some side effects that come with injection therapy. The most common negative reactions to sclerotherapy include bruising, redness, and pain near the injected vein. Other side effects can include headaches and nausea. Although it is rare, injection therapy can also cause blood clots as well. Seek emergency treatment if they experience chest pain, difficulty breathing, or dizziness after having sclerotherapy.
If you are in Trussville Alabama and you are looking for a way to get rid of those unsightly spider veins then Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama can help you. Give us a call now to set up an appointment.