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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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i liked the fact the doctor acutally explianed everything to me in a way that i as a child could understand. that was the part that i really enjoyed

#12017-03-06

VERY efficient.I loved that.

#22011-05-09 10:24:13

doctor very friendly and professional

#32017-03-16

I liked how they wanted to know about past experiences and history and seemed to take that into account and also thought outside the box. Very personable, friendly, yet right to the point.

#42017-07-03

on a very short notice was able to squeeze in an appointment for my daughter...thank you

#52017-01-16

The overall feel of the office is excellent and comfortable.

#62017-06-16

The medical assistant was very helpful.

#72017-10-07

it was a good experience and the music was excellent!

#82017-06-21

The professionalism was awesome.

#92012-07-03 15:04:31

The waiting time for the appointment and in the office was very quick!!!

#102017-05-11

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I have nothing to add, everyone was superb, made you feel right at home and insanely knowledgable. I am beyond happy.

#12010-09-28 11:03:56

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#22010-10-04 16:54:13

The restroom could be cleaner.

#32011-01-19 08:56:51

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#42017-07-16

Keep doing the same thing.

#52017-06-23

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.

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#82010-09-30 09:51:55

Appointments available on shorter notice

#92010-10-25 10:00:31

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.

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