What is sclerotherapy?

Have you been noticing unsightly spider veins on your legs? These bluish, purplish veins can make it hard for you to enjoy the warm weather and those cute summer outfits you bought that show off your legs. Sclerotherapy can get rid of those ugly veins. Read on for the many benefits of this procedure, which is available at Iorio Plastic Surgery!

What you need to know about sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a quick, safe way to get rid of those spider veins, which can make you self-conscious and physically uncomfortable, especially if you are in a job where you have to sit or stand all day. Here’s what you need to know about this procedure:

• A very fine needle is used to inject a solution into the veins. This causes the vein to collapse, and the old tissue is harmlessly absorbed by the body. Blood is rerouted to other veins.

• The procedure is minimally invasive and done on an outpatient basis.

• Each session typically takes an hour or less, although you may need more than one session.

• You’ll start to see results right away, although it may take weeks until the veins disappear completely.

• Patients report that it causes little pain and is only uncomfortable.

• You may have some bruising, redness, or marks on the skin after your sclerotherapy session, but this will go away on its own and is normal.

• It can be used to treat veins on the hands and face as well as the legs.

• Your doctor will give you instructions to follow after the procedure, but generally, you should avoid strenuous activity for about a week after your treatment. Moderate exercise is usually all right, although you should discuss this with your doctor.

• Your doctor might give you compression hose to wear, which will help your body to absorb the treated veins.

Are you dying to show off your gorgeous, spider-vein free legs and really make the most of the nice weather? Iorio Plastic Surgery can help! Call the office in Holmdel and Colts Neck, New Jersey, at 732-780-9191 or the office in Brick, New Jersey, at 732-458-7400 today for a sclerotherapy appointment!

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