Enjoy smooth, younger looking legs by getting rid of unsightly spider and varicose veins using vein sclerotherapy. A board-certified vascular surgeon expert in treating complex vein issues, Dr. David Naar at Premier Vein Clinic in Westlake, OH has been helping patients with spider and varicose veins for more than 30 years. To learn more, call Premier Vein Clinic or use online booking to schedule a consultation with Dr. Naar today.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment Dr. Naar uses to treat spider veins and smaller varicose veins. It causes the unwanted veins to disappear, leaving you with a smoother looking leg.
Even though spider and varicose veins are unsightly, that’s not the only reason it’s beneficial to get them removed: They can also cause pain, aches, and swelling in the surrounding area.
Dr. Naar performs sclerotherapy as a quick in-office procedure.
To start, you’ll lay down with your legs elevated. Then, Dr. Naar cleans the treatment area. Once the area is clean, he injects a solution into the unwanted vein, causing it to clot and eventually dissolve. Dr. Naar will repeat the injections into each vein getting treated.
Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Naar will massage the area or apply compression dressing to stimulate the injection site. He’ll also have you get up and walk around to encourage proper circulation.
The most significant benefit of sclerotherapy is the disappearance of spider or smaller varicose veins. Other benefits include:
The possible side effects of sclerotherapy are minor, and include:
Most side effects disappear within a few days to a week. If they last longer, or if you experience pain, be sure to contact Dr. Naar.
Sclerotherapy has a quick recovery time, so you can go home immediately after your treatment. It's important to get up and walk around afterward, but you’ll need to avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks.
Following surgery, Dr. Naar will dress the injection site and recommend you wear compression socks for about two weeks to help prevent the formation of blood clots.
Don’t let spider veins and varicose veins prevent you from wearing shorts or showing off your legs. Call Premier Vein Clinic or use online booking to schedule a consultation with Dr. Naar to find out if sclerotherapy is right for you.