Sclerotherapy is one of the safe and proven non-surgical procedures to treat spider veins.
During the initial consultation, the provider will explain the steps involved in this injectable procedure. The primary concern of a responsible provider will be to inform the patient on the procedure and enable them to make an enlightened decision.
Upon understanding what the procedure involves, the patient will usually feel more confident and will be better placed to make the right decision.
At this time, the patient should also ask questions about the procedure and attain complete clarity on various aspects of spider vein treatment during the consultation.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides spider vein treatment to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities.
Pre-operative consultation is an important part of the spider vein treatment process. This consultation offers the patient an opportunity to learn more about the sclerotherapy procedure and gain an understanding of the treatment provider’s skills and knowledge.
The patient should clarify their concerns and doubts by asking relevant questions. The provider will offer them information on their treatment options and discuss the benefits and limitations of each alternative.
Certain providers may choose to present sclerotherapy before and after images during the pre-operative consultation to enable the patient to develop reasonable expectations.
The patient may also be able to comprehend the procedure from the point-of-view of another patient through testimonials of previous patients. The injection provider will also offer information on the approximate costs and payment methods at the time of the consultation.
The provider will carefully determine the candidacy for sclerotherapy injections or another spider vein treatment such as lasers. After that, they will develop an individualized treatment plan, which will typically include only sclerotherapy. However, in a few cases, it may also include lasers and compression therapy.
In order to develop an individualized treatment plan, the provider will evaluate the current state of the spider veins, the patient’s history of vein disease (if any), and evaluate their personal aesthetic goals and needs.
Administering the Injections
Sclerotherapy may be undertaken using the below mentioned techniques:
- Foam sclerotherapy
- Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy
- Liquid sclerotherapy
If the spider veins are very tiny, liquid sclerotherapy is an appropriate procedure. The treatment provider will inject a sclerosant solution precisely into the targeted veins. The veins are noticeable on the surface, which makes it convenient to identify them.
If the spider veins are present with a few varicose veins, foam sclerotherapy may be suitable to address the larger veins. This involves the use of a specialized foamy solution that is injected into the larger veins.
Sometimes the spider veins may be embedded well beneath the surface of the skin. In such cases, the provider may undertake ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy to make sure that the treatment is more precise.
Customized techniques may also be used to treat specific patients, depending on the extent and condition of their spider veins. Plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas for spider vein treatment.
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