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Sclerotherapy Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group -  - Vein Specialist

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group

Vein Specialist located in Beverly Grove & Santa Monica, Los Angeles, & Glendale, CA

Sclerotherapy is a fast, easy, and safe, nonsurgical vein treatment. The vascular specialists at Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group, serving patients throughout Beverly Hills and the Greater Los Angeles area, use sclerotherapy and other cutting-edge therapies in their Beverly Grove, Santa Monica, and Glendale, California offices to give patients the best in vein removal services. Book your appointment by phone or schedule a consultation online today.

Sclerotherapy Q & A

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What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is an injectable treatment to reduce or eliminate spider and varicose veins. There are several different sclerosing agents, including liquids and foams like Varithena. 

Sclerotherapy works by irritating your veins from the inside, causing the vein to scar and then close off. Then, your blood moves into healthier veins, and you dispose of the old vein tissue through natural waste disposal processes. 

Sclerotherapy is a safe and highly effective procedure with no downtime. 

When might I need sclerotherapy?

Many people opt for sclerotherapy treatment because they dislike the appearance of prominent veins in their legs and feel too self-conscious to wear the clothes they like. Sclerotherapy is also an effective way to treat symptoms such as:

  • Heavy-feeling legs
  • Leg soreness
  • Leg throbbing
  • Leg itchiness
  • Leg swelling
  • Leg burning
  • Nighttime leg cramps

Venous insufficiency — a condition in which your vein valves don't function properly — and vascular malformations — growths that occur with blood vessel abnormalities — may both improve with sclerotherapy. 

Is sclerotherapy right for me?

Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group conducts a comprehensive evaluation, including a physical exam, medical history, and review of your symptoms, to determine whether sclerotherapy is the right treatment for your situation. You shouldn't have sclerotherapy if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Sclerotherapy is safe and effective for most people, but if it's not the right choice for you, your Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group doctor can recommend other options. 

What happens during sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure. You'll relax on the treatment table as your doctor applies a topical anesthetic or injects a local anesthetic solution. 

Your doctor injects the sclerosing agent using a very thin needle and depending on the specific type of sclerotherapy and your needs, they may use ultrasound guidance to position the sclerosing agent in the ideal place. 

What happens after sclerotherapy?

After sclerotherapy, you can resume your activities right away. You'll usually wear compression stockings for two weeks after sclerotherapy, and it’s important to walk every day to reduce the risk of blood clots. 

You'll typically notice sclerotherapy results in around 3-6 weeks, although larger varicose veins may take longer to fade. Ultimately, you can eliminate up to 80% of your unwanted veins in each sclerotherapy treatment. 

If you're interested in sclerotherapy, call Vascular Surgery Associates Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today.