Spider veins are smaller, red or purple in color, and generally sit closer to the skin than varicose veins. Many spider veins can be treated with a procedure called Sclerotherapy.
Is Sclerotherapy the Right Treatment for You?
Jean Chapman, M.D. is board certified phlebologist, a medical specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of venous origin. During your vein consultation, Dr. Chapman can establish which type of vein disorder you have; either varicose or spider veins. Then you can discuss which procedure is right for you.
During sclerotherapy a solution is injected into the bothersome vein. Typically the injection is a salt solution or an irritant. The irritation causes the area to bind together and swell, which in turn forms a blood clot. Over a certain amount of time, the blood vessel converts into scar tissue that eventually fades away.
The procedure is relatively painless. It is an outpatient procedure and is performed in the Dr. Chapman’s office. Dr. Chapman herself performs all sclerotherapy treatments for her patients. The overall procedure lasts about 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the number of veins needing treatment and the location of the veins. As well, your overall health plays a big factor in the time needed for the procedure.
Prior to a Sclerotherapy
Before you have a sclerotherapy, there are certain medications to avoid. As well, over the counter drugs, supplements and herbs can affect the procedure. r. Chapman will provide you with detailed instructions on what to avoid. For optimum conditions and comfort, it is recommended that you wear shorts.
LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic
The friendly and professional staff at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic is dedicated to delivering the best service and customer care in skin and vein clinic industry. In fact, the staff’s cumulative experience and kindness for every client’s health and happiness create a caring and honorable atmosphere for everybody.
What is more, each individual of Jean Chapman, M.D.’s team is more than pleased to accommodate your experience by helping with all your questions and concerns. Our clinic is conveniently located in Alpharetta, Georgia which is a suburb of Atlanta, GA.
Note: This article is not meant as a replacement for professional medical advice. For further information about the procedures involved with sclerotherapy, schedule an appointment at LaserMed Skin and Vein Clinic with Jean Chapman, M.D.