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SCLEROTHERAPY

Sclerotherapy is often considered the treatment of choice to effectively treat Varicose and spider veins at WellMedica Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Practice Reston Virginia.

WHAT IS SCLEROTHERAPY?

Sclerotherapy is a simple non-invasive treatment that effectively treats varicose and spider veins. It’s often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins. Spider veins can be annoying and unsightly, but the good news is that usually aren’t a sign of a serious medical condition.  If you’re feeling self-conscious or refuse to wear shorts due to spider veins, it may be time to discuss your concerns with Dr. Dima Ali. It is common for both men and women to get their spider veins treated for cosmetic reasons. As we age, our veins can become more noticeable, and our skin gets thinner. Getting rid of spider veins can boost your confidence, reveal clearer skin, and make you feel younger.
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WHAT IS USED FOR SCLEROTHERAPY?

Sclerotherapy treatment is a popular method of eliminating varicose veins and superficial telangiectasias (“spider veins”) in which a solution, called a “sclerosing agent,” is injected into the veins causing them to collapse. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps. Sclerosing agents that are mild enough to use in small veins have made sclerotherapy predictable and quite painless.

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IS IT SCLEROTHERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?

Women and men of any age may be good candidates for sclerotherapy, but the typical patient is in the 30 and above category. Spider veins in men aren’t nearly as common as they are in women. Men who do have spider veins often do not consider them to be a problem as hair conceals the veins. However, sclerotherapy treatment is just as effective for men, and Dr. Ali has several male patients. 

HOW MANY SCLEROTHERAPY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

The number of treatments needed differs from patient to patient, depending on the extent of varicose and spider veins present. 

HOW MUCH DOES SCLEROTHERAPY COST?

The cost of sclerotherapy starts at $450 per session and up. (There are a variety of factors that determine the overall price). To ensure that your sclerotherapy procedure is affordable, we accept a variety of payment methods including special financing plans. 

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE AND AFTER SCLEROTHERAPY TREATMENT?

Before your sclerotherapy procedure, we will ask you to arrive at least 10minutes prior to your appointment time, so that we can review the post-procedure instructions and obtain your consent for treatment. The procedure typically can take up to 20- 30 minutes. Things to avoid prior sclerotherapy treatment:
  • Do not apply any lotions, cream, or self-tanners on your legs the day of the procedure.
  • Please make sure you mention during your consultation any blood thinners like aspirin or vitamins that will result in bruising by Dr. Dima to determine whether you should continue medication prior to treatment or not.
Typically, after your sclerotherapy session, the veins may appear to be worse until they begin to fade. A few sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results usually 3-6 weeks apart. Bruising after each session can last up to six weeks. You should also be aware that the procedure treats only those veins that are currently visible; it does nothing to prevent new veins from surfacing in the future. So, before you decide to have sclerotherapy treatment, think carefully about your expectations, and discuss them with Dr. Dima Ali. Things to do after sclerotherapy treatment:
  • Postpone shaving the day of the treatment until the following day
  • Hot tubs, saunas, and long hot baths are not recommended for one week following treatment.
  • You will wear your compression hose for at least seven days following your procedure, daytime only.
  • You might be prescribed guards against clots by Dr. Dima post-treatment.
  • Exercise is an important part of the healing process. 20-minute walks or bike rides once or twice a day is best for the healing process.
  • Avoid any sun exposure for four weeks after your treatment.
  • Avoid traveling on airline flights for at least three weeks after Sclerotherapy and car ride longer than 2 hours after Sclerotherapy.
Serious medical complications from sclerotherapy are extremely rare when a qualified practitioner performs the procedure. However, they may occur. Risks include the formation of blood clots in the veins, severe inflammation, adverse allergic reactions to the sclerosing solution, and skin injury that could leave a small but permanent scar. A common cosmetic complication is pigmentation irregularity – brownish splotches on the affected skin that may take months to fade. Another problem that can occur is “Telangiectatic matting,” fine reddish blood vessels around the treated area, which will require further injections or treatment with the VBeam laser. The risks reduce when you work with a qualified doctor who is well versed in the different types of sclerosing agents available. Dr. Dima Ali will decide which sclerosing agent is appropriate for your condition.

IS SCLEROTHERAPY SAFE?

Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive, less risky, and effective treatment for spider and varicose veins than surgery. It is considered the treatment of choice for small veins. 

TESTIMONIALS

I went in being insecure about the veins on my leg, and Dr. Dima is a miracle worker! My legs feel thinner, and I can barely see the veins. I would highly recommend coming here!

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