The Treatment Process
You will lie down on one of our comfortable procedure tables with your legs elevated. The skin around the veins being treated will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared so that you will experience little to no discomfort.
Dr. George will then inject the vein using a thin needle. He will ask if you are experiencing anything other than minor discomfort and make adjustments if you are. Once the injection is complete, compression will be applied to the injected area. He will then move on to the next vein, or, if it’s a large vein, make another injection as necessary.
The length of the procedure varies based on size, location and number of veins that need to be treated, but typically it takes less than an hour.
Soon after the procedure, you will be asked to stand up and walk around, which can help prevent blood clotting. Before leaving, we will provide you with bandages or compression stockings, which we will ask you to wear for two weeks to assist in the healing process.
You will be free to resume normal activities almost immediately.
Possible side effects
While sclerotherapy is a safe, effective procedure, there are some possible temporary side effects around the injection sites that may last from a few hours after the procedure to a few weeks:
- Skin discoloration/bruising
- Small red bumps/sores
- Dark lines or spots
- Tiny red blood vessels
Sclerotherapy vs. laser therapy
While laser therapy also can effectively treat spider veins, sclerotherapy is usually simply faster, more effective, less painful and less costly for treating the vast majority of spider veins. If laser therapy is more appropriate for your veins, Dr. George will tell you.
With treatment from a sclerotherapy Dallas expert, you can again be confident wearing shorts and skirts. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.