Sclerotherapy in Atlanta (Buckhead) & Valdosta, GA
Finding relief from spider veins and varicose veins is possible with sclerotherapy treatments. This option helps to reduce the pain, pressure, and unsightly physical appearance of these conditions. Southern Vein & Laser Center offers vein treatments for men and women in Valdosta and Alpharetta, as well as surrounding areas in Georgia.
Southern Vein & Laser Center is greater Atlanta (Buckhead) and Valdosta’s leading facility for vein disorder diagnosis and treatment. For those looking for an easy, effective way to overcome varicose veins and spider veins, sclerotherapy treatments may be the perfect solution. Using a painless injection of saline, this long-standing therapy can help reduce the look and feel of these problematic conditions.
If you are interested in the benefits of sclerotherapy, Southern Vein & Laser Center is happy to help. Contact us to schedule a no-obligation consultation.
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy has been in use since the 1930s to treat varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy uses a simple injection of a solution directly into diseased veins. This treatment is highly successful. It is among the most popular for those with vein diseases in the United States.
Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure that may be done in the doctor’s office. The process is fast. It takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of veins receiving treatment. For patients with severe conditions, multiple appointments may be necessary.
How Sclerotherapy Works
In this simple procedure, a physician will use a thin needle to inject a saline or chemical solution into each affected vein. The solution used in sclerotherapy treatments irritates the lining of the walls of the blood vessels, causing them to stick together and clot. In time, this will turn to scar tissue, fading away within the body.
Unlike some more modern treatments, like VenaCure EVLT™ or VenaSeal™, sclerotherapy is not instant. Spider veins will respond in three to six weeks, and varicose veins will improve over the subsequent three to four months.
What to Expect from Sclerotherapy
During sclerotherapy treatments, patients are kept as comfortable as possible. Due to the use of multiple injections, this procedure will not be painless but does not cause prolonged discomfort. Mild cramping may occur for one to two minutes during solution injection.
Recovery from sclerotherapy is minimal, and patients can return home immediately after therapy. Walking and light activity after the procedure are possible. Patients should avoid intensive exercise. Patients should also avoid over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, hot baths, direct access to sunlight, and hot compresses. Medical-strength compression stockings are necessary for one to three weeks after treatment.
How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost?
A portion of the cost for sclerotherapy may be covered by your medical insurance, so we prefer to provide your out-of-pocket cost at the time of your consultation. Payment can be made by cash, checks, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing.
Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation!
If you are interested in an easy option to reduce the look and feel of varicose and spider veins, sclerotherapy treatments at Southern Vein & Laser Center may be the right fit for you. Available in one or more simple outpatient sessions, it’s possible to find relief from your painful and unsightly veins. Contact us today to explore how we can help.