How many treatments will I need?
The average patient requires 3-5 sessions that are spaced 1 month apart. Each procedure takes about 20 minutes with minimal to no discomfort. Compression stockings are worn for 3 days after each treatment to minimize bruising and increase healing time.
What are the complications?
Sclerotherapy is very safe, but with any procedure there are some minor side effects. The most common is mild itching and bruising. This itching resolves in a matter of minutes and the bruising resolves in 1-2 weeks.
Do the treatments hurt?
When doing sclerotherapy, a very small needle is used and many people hardly know they are being injected. The solution is not painful and this makes sclerotherapy a very tolerable procedure. If laser, light or radiofrequency devices are being used, these are hot, quick and with no residual discomfort. If any pain medication is needed after the treatments, Advil, Tylenol or Ibuprofen is all that is required.
How do I know which treatment is right for me?
- Each patient’s situation is unique and treatment options will be explained by our experienced doctors. It is important that all patients understand and are comfortable with their treatment decisions.
- Midwest Vein and Laser provides consultations for treatment options to all patients. If you’d like to discuss options for you, we’re happy to answer all of your questions.
Skin Care SCREENING
Midwest Vein and Laser provides screenings to help determine treatment options to all patients. If you’d like to discuss options for you, we’re happy to answer all of your questions.