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Overview:

Sclerotherapy is a technique designed to shut down unsightly spider veins on legs, face or other body areas. Several substances can be injected to cause this effect. While providing identical results and downtime, detergents/foaming agents are generally considered painless while hypertonic saline injections are uncomfortable.

Sclerotherapy is used for the treatment of larger spider veins. It is often followed by several sclerolaser treatments which resolve extremely fine vessels that did not take to sclerotherapy.

Expected results:

Reduction of spider veins (on average 70% will respond after each treatment).

Preparation:

Avoidance of aspirin and ibuprofen for 10 days. Depending on the examination, ultrasound may be necessary to exclude reflux, which may hamper treatment success. If reflux is detected, a consultation with a vascular surgeon may be necessary to remove underlying varicosities.

Post treatment instructions:

Compression stockings 20-30 mmHg or higher for 6 weeks, sun avoidance for 3 months, avoidance of aspirin and ibuprofen for 3 days.

Time to desired results:

8 weeks can be necessary to observe the disappearance of spider veins on the legs; facial veins and those on the trunk usually respond faster.

Duration of desired effects:

5-7 years. After this time, our body will form new vessels, especially in genetically determined spider veins.

Contraindications:

History of bleeding or clotting disorders, diabetes, certain auto-immune disorders, pregnancy/breastfeeding, allergy to Sotrodecol.

Downtime:

Up to 6 months of bruising or hyperpigmentation.

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everyone is wonderful, nice, accommodating, and awesome. Great customer service overall.

#12011-12-21 17:29:36

Comfortable visit in a professional, reassuring, pleasant environment.

#22018-07-15

Friendliness

#32018-08-02

The atmosphere was pleasent and during appointment, didnt feel judged about skin.

#42018-03-06

not a crowded office

#52018-10-27

The dr spent a lot of time answering my questions.

#62011-10-17 16:10:34

Dr. Ringpfeil listened patiently and explained treatment and diagnosis thoroughly

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Nice staff and doctor

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respectful and relaxing

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choice of music - French, Brazilian, etc appreciated being called when a cancellation opened up an appointment for me that was sooner than my originally scheduled appointment

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Just don't change what you're doing

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All my concerns were addressed, I was pleased.

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More chairs in the waiting room. More parking spaces.

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The only (minor) thing that I was disappointed in was that when I booked the appt. via phone, I was told that in addition to my cosmetic questions and consult, the Dr. would also be able to do my full body check. It turned out that there was not enough time to do both.

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WINE AND CHEESE WOULD BE NICE IN THE WAITING AREA

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