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Sclerotherapy

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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The doctor listened to you attentively

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The doctor took time to answer your questions

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The doctor explained treatment options

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Front desk performance

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Aesthetician performance

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Office comfort

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Parking

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Friendliness of the staff during appointment

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What WE DID WELL

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Doctor was very knowledgable.

#12018-10-06

Everyone was incredibly kind, informative and helpful. It was one of the best doctor office experiences I've ever had.

#22018-12-19

I was very impressed by everyone I had contact with on the staff - they were so personable as well as professional which goes a very long way with me! The office itself is also beautiful, I love the artwork and the entire atmosphere!

#32011-12-14 13:47:03

The aesthetician was great, very straight forward and running on time!

#42011-05-05 13:30:08

Friendly, curteous service from all I was in contact with.

#52018-11-16

I was particularly impressed with the doctor and her exam...more thorough than I had previously experienced elsewhere.

#62018-12-23

There was no option to thank Andrea, but she also did a lovely job.

#72011-12-20 08:37:39

Very well organized! Dr. Ringpfeil was very professional and thorough!

#82018-10-17

the music was marvelous!

#92018-07-04

Everyone is extremely nice and professional. I like the fact that the office is utilizing technology for things such as consent forms and patient information forms rather than paper. Good for the environment!

#102010-12-01 12:08:05

What can we do better?

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I thought everyone was fantastic and very helpful-no suggestions had a great experience

#12018-10-11

Complain to the insurance industry that they cove too little, complain to the product manufactures that they truely charge too much for the products. I feel that the industry in general is very slow to treat because of insurance allowances. Patients have busy work schedules and pay for monthly coverage that covers too little. In one hour or less could do what multiple appointments do to remove or treat small skin defects require many visits. Should provide payment better incentives.

#22010-11-10 12:28:11

Just keep doing what the company is doing and yall will be fine. no problems at all i will refer anybody to this compnay

#32018-08-30

It was good

#42019-01-09

While I totally understand the late policy, unfortunately my daughter and I drove 1.5 hrs to the facility and given the weather and errorous directions, we ended up being 7 mins late. I immediately called the office while on route to explain that we were lost and sought correct directions. The receptionist was very curt, short and condesending. Upon our arrival, there was no warm greeting and very limited eye contact. Again,as a heath care provider myself, I appreciate the need to follow a schedule, however, our appointments were in direct succession and I do not think it would have had a significant impact on the work schedule, given our special circumstance.

#52011-03-24 10:10:11

Just continue to be as thorough and caring as my experience today. Quite like a breath of fresh air!

#62018-11-12

I recommended this practice to a family member but they showed up 15 mins late to their first appt. due to traffic and were turned away (after traveling over an hour to get here). I would suggest on the first visit to allow more leeway for late appointments (try to fit them in) and then explain the late policy for all appointments moving forward.

#72011-09-21 14:47:49

The service is wonderful nothing needs to be changed.

#82018-10-27

Shorter wait, but not much else.

#92018-10-24

More chairs in the waiting room. More parking spaces.

#102010-09-15 12:08:01
Customer Rating : 4.8

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