Will You Have Scarring After Sclerotherapy Treatment?

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Summertime is around the corner! If you want to show off your legs and feel more confident in shorts or skirts, but you have varicose veins, sclerotherapy may offer a helpful solution for your concern. Though not life-threatening, it can cause cosmetic issues, discomfort, or soreness near the affected vein. It generally looks like a thick, blue, or purple rope that twists along the legs, thighs, or hands.

Varicose veins happen because of abnormal blood pressure in the vessel. This means the blood cannot travel in the right direction to the heart. When this occurs, the blood collects in the vein, causes the vessel to thicken, and creates discoloration. At Nirvana Med Spa, we want to restore your sense of happiness and peace by rejuvenating your skin's appearance. While we know 2020 was a challenging year, enjoy peace of mind and release your worries by taking some time for self-care. If varicose veins have hindered your ability to feel confident or enjoy the clothing you love, please read through our blog to learn more about vein removal treatment. Once done, please schedule an appointment with our Little Rock, AR med spa physician, Dr. Salman Hashmi.

Who is a good candidate for sclerotherapy?

Prior to undergoing sclerotherapy vein removal, Dr. Hashmi will conduct a thorough assessment to ensure this treatment works best for you. The best candidates for this type of procedure typically include those who:

  • Want to treat purple, red, or blue thick veins on the legs, hands, or thighs
  • Conceal veins with clothing or makeup
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Experience pain near their spider veins
  • Have no previous history with blood clots

This treatment can help all skin tones; however, for patients with darker skin, Dr. Hashmi will need to ensure that this treatment does not cause discoloration or matting. Matting is an adverse side effect that can cause small spider veins near the treatment site.

How is sclerotherapy done?

Patients receive a detailed treatment plan before undergoing this procedure. Dr. Hashmi can help you figure out your sclerotherapy cost, the number of sessions, and the timeline for your treatment. Depending on the severity of your spider veins, it can take multiple appointments.

Once we have devised a plan, our next step is to schedule your procedure. At the beginning of your appointment, we numb the treatment area and mark it. Dr. Hashmi gently inserts a needle into the vein and injects the sclerotherapy solution. Patients receive detailed aftercare instructions, which may include avoiding sun exposure for two weeks, stopping all strenuous exercise, and wearing compression socks to help with circulation.

How long does it take to heal from sclerotherapy?

You can resume most activities after the procedure. However, it takes about 3 – 5 days before you can begin more demanding tasks. If you start too soon, it could impact your healing and the results of your procedure. You do have some chances for severe side effects after this procedure, such as blood clots, discoloration, matting, and sclerotherapy scars. That is why Dr. Hashmi completes comprehensive consultations to ensure this treatment works best for you. Additionally, closely following our sclerotherapy aftercare directions can reduce the occurrence of these issues.

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When it comes to decreasing the appearance of varicose veins, Nirvana Med Spa in Little Rock, AR can expertly handle your cosmetic needs. Together, you and Dr. Salman Hashmi will create a treatment plan that addresses your spider veins and lets you live without worry. Please schedule an appointment to learn more.

We look forward to helping you!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.