Sclerotherapy Springboro, OH

Commonly used to reduce the appearance of surface veins, sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment option for patients who want to improve the look of their skin while relieving common symptoms associated with varicose veins and spider veins.

Considered the gold standard for varicose vein treatment and spider vein removal, sclerotherapy has successfully eliminated the unsightly appearance of varicose veins in 95% of patient cases.

About Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a simple in-office treatment for spider and varicose veins. Most patients describe sclerotherapy as a very comfortable procedure with little or no pain. Treatment involves a direct injection into the veins with a sclerosing agent that causes irritation, forcing them to collapse and fade from view.

The number of sclerotherapy treatment sessions required to achieve optimal cosmetic results will vary and is dependent on the severity of each individual case. On average, most patients receive 2 to 6 treatment sessions that last 15 to 20 minutes each.

While individual veins can clear after one treatment, multiple sclerotherapy sessions are often required to achieve visually appealing, permanent results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to heal after sclerotherapy?

After sclerotherapy, recovery time is typically short. Most patients can return to normal activities within three to five days after treatment. Walking is good for your recovery. However, you should avoid any strenuous exercise during this period.

Mild discomfort and bruising near the injection site are common. These usually fade within a few days to two weeks. Additionally, depending on the type of vein your doctor treated, you might need to wear a compression garment for up to a week. Everyone’s healing process is different; these timelines can vary. Also, Always follow your doctor’s post-procedure care instructions.

How long does sclerotherapy last?

Sclerotherapy results can be both permanent and temporary. The veins that your doctor treated with sclerotherapy will fade away. That is why we say the results are permanent. However, new spider veins or varicose veins can develop over time.

This is why we also consider the results temporary. It’s important to remember that everyone’s body is different. Results can vary from patient to patient. Regular check-ups with your doctor can help manage any new veins that might develop.

Do I need to wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy?

Yes, a doctor may recommend that you wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy. Compression stockings help minimize swelling and bruising and aid in the healing process. 

The length of time you’ll need to wear them can vary. On average, it’s about two weeks. However, this can depend on factors like the type of vein your doctor treated and your condition. 

What to expect after sclerotherapy?

After sclerotherapy, some patients might experience mild discomfort, itching, or burning at the injection sites. However, these symptoms will usually decrease within a few days. It’s also common to see bruising, redness, or discoloration around the treated veins.

This can last from a few weeks to several months. Lastly, doctors recommend that patients avoid direct sunlight on the treated areas for a few weeks to prevent discoloration.

Does insurance cover sclerotherapy?

Whether or not health insurance covers sclerotherapy will be based on the reason for your treatment. If you have a sclerotherapy procedure for cosmetic reasons, insurance will likely not cover it. However, if the treatment is medically necessary, insurance may cover some or all costs.

An example of a case where health insurance may cover sclerotherapy is when symptomatic varicose veins cause pain, swelling, or skin changes. Lastly, always check with your insurance provider to find what they will and won’t cover.

How soon after sclerotherapy can I lift weights?

After sclerotherapy, most doctors recommend you avoid strenuous exercise like weight lifting for about 1 to 2 weeks. Avoiding strenuous exercise like weight lifting allows the treated veins to heal properly and reduces the risk of complications.

Moreover, the injected veins need time to heal properly and clot off. It’s important to follow the post-procedure instructions your doctor provides. You can consult with them about when it’s safe to resume weightlifting and other intense activities.

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At Varicose to Perfect, we want you to enjoy the benefits of healthy, natural-looking skin. To learn more about sclerotherapy and how you can take advantage of this safe and effective treatment option, contact us today to schedule a consultation.