Sclerotherapy - Varicose Vein and Spider Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy Arlington HeightsTraditional Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins is performed by injecting an irritant solution, a specialized detergent solution, directly into the spider veins themselves. The irritant damages the spider vein walls of the spider veins, causing them to swell, adhere and seal shut. The vein then slowly turns into scar tissue and gradually disappears over a period of weeks. Sclerotherapy ("sclero"), which was first developed in the 1930s, sclerotherapy is generally performed in the doctor’s office in less than 30 minutes and is considered highly effective when properly done, although the same vein may require multiple injections and repeat treatments over time. The treatment can be painful, with a burning or stinging sensation common, but the discomfort usually passes in a few minutes. Side affects are generally mild and temporary, and can include skin sores, superficial phlebitis, bruises and discoloration around the treatment site. Results are typically seen in 4-12 weeks.

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Vein disorders that originate deep beneath the surface of the skin may be difficult to treat with traditional sclerotherapy vein treatment. However, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy can often be used in these cases with favorable results. Using ultrasound equipment, Dr. Oblonsky is able to view a map of the underlying veins. This map can then be used to deliver sclerosing solution accurately to the source of the spider or varicose veins.

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