Sclerotherapy in Sedona
A proven procedure since the 1930s
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate or improve Telangiectasia, Venulectasia or in small numbers Reticular veins, often referred to as spider veins.
Large, bulging and tortuous veins referred to as Varicose veins are treatable by Medical Doctors specializing in Vascular practice/surgery. Sclerotherapy for cosmetic purposes involves an injection of a sclerosing agent (generally a high concentrated salt/saline solution) directly into the vein. The solution damages and scars the inside lining of the blood vessel, causing the vein to close. Healthy blood vessels nearby absorb the blood flow of the collapsed vein. This procedure is statistically successful in 80 out of 100 clients and may result in more than one treatment for desired outcome.
Who should consider Sclerotherapy?
Those who desire to reduce or eliminate the appearance of superficial and unsightly veins for cosmetic purposes.
And who should not…
Sclerotherapy is contraindicated for:
- Women who are pregnant
- People with history of DVT’s (blood clots)
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Chronic lower extremity edema
- History of lower extremity ulcers or cellulitis.
What to Do Before Sclerotherapy
No lotion should be applied to the effected area prior to treatment.
Blood thinning medications and certain supplements should be withheld prior to treatment. Discuss this with your practitioner prior to scheduled appointment time.
What Happens After Sclerotherapy?
After sclerotherapy you will be able to drive yourself home and resume your regular daily activities. Walking is encouraged.
You will be instructed to wear support hosiery to “compress” the treated vessels. If you have compression hosiery from previous treatments, you are encouraged to bring them with you. You may as well purchase compression hose at most drug stores or medical supply companies. You will purchase 20-30 MM HG compression pressure stockings.
Following the injections, avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or other anti-inflammatory drugs for at least 48 hours. Tylenol may be used if needed.
Also, you should avoid the following for 48 hours after treatment:
- Hot baths
- Hot compresses
- Whirlpools or saunas
- Direct exposure to sunlight
Showers are permitted, but the water should be cooler than usual. The injection sites may be washed with a mild soap and tepid water.