Varicose and spider veins are a problem that many people face, especially as they age. Weakened vessels and poor circulation cause darkened and pronounced veins which can be unsightly and embarrassing. The most common treatment for unappealing leg veins is Sclerotherapy. At our San Diego area practice Dr. Nowak performs sclerotherapy in the office with no anesthesia required.
A fine needle injects sclerosant into the larger veins first and then the smaller ones. This chemical irritates the lining of the vessel and causes it to become inflamed and harden and then dissolve. The process takes about 15 to 30 minutes. Most people don’t experience much pain with this procedure, however a slight burning sensation is common during the procedure and just after.
Support hose are helpful after the procedure and proper circulation is advised for optimal results. Depending on the needs of the patient, just one or several treatments may be required. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule a consultation.