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COSMETIC SCLEROTHERAPY



What kind of veins does the cosmetic sclerotherapy work for?

Sclerotherapy can be used for spider veins, tangled vein referred to as ‘telengectasias’ and for larger, web like veins called reticular veins. Veins up to 3mm can be treated.

How does it work?

A small amount of medicine, referred to as a sclerosant, is injected via a small needle. This will inflame the veins and cause them to clot. Over time, these veins disappear.

Does it hurt?

No sedation or local anesthesia is required. A very small needle is used to inject the medicine, which is only minimally uncomfortable.

How many sessions will I need?

Every patient is unique. On initial consultation, a thorough exam followed by a treatment plan will be provided. Typical sessions last up to 30 mins.

What can I expect after the procedure?

It can take up to 7 days for the veins to disappear. Compression stocking are recommended for a few weeks following the injection session. Patients can return to daily activities as tolerated, but vigorous exercise should be avoided for 2-3 days. Sun exposure should be avoided for the first few weeks as skin discoloration may result.

Are there any possible side effects?

Allergic reactions are possible, but very rare. Ulceration is also very rare but can occur. This may result in a scar at the injection site.

Will insurance cover the cost of this procedure?

This is almost exclusively a cosmetic for unsightly veins. As such, insurance providers do not typically cover this procedure. Please call for pricing.

VEINGOGH



What kind of veins does the VeinGogh treat?

This device works on thin spider veins and tangled veins referred to as ‘telengectasias’. Veins up to 0.3 mm can be treated successfully.

How does it work?

The device uses specialized Microburst Technology to allow for precise energy delivery to heat vessels. A tiny pointer is placed directly on the vein without piercing the skin. In turn, these tiny veins coagulate and disappear. Results are instantaneous.

Does it hurt?

No sedation is required. It also hurts much less than the alternatives (sclerotherapy and laser therapy). Some patients describe a tiny pinch similar to that experienced during plucking a hair.

How many sessions will I need?

Every patient is unique. On initial consultation, a thorough exam followed by a treatment plan will be provided. Typical sessions last up to 30 mins.

What can I expect after the procedure?

Some temporary redness may be present, but it should disappear quickly. No bandages are required. Patient can resume all activities immediately.

Will insurance cover the cost of this procedure?

This is almost exclusively a cosmetic procedure for unsightly veins. As such, insurance providers do not typically cover this procedure. Please call for pricing.