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Sclerotherapy

Leg veins are notoriously difficult to get rid of, and they range greatly from tiny little spider veins called telangiectasias to varicose veins that can be so large, they can easily be felt. Genetics as well as environmental factors contribute to venous conditions. Sclerotherapy is an injection technique that helps eliminate unsightly and sometimes painful veins up to 4mm in diameter. Telangiectasias are found in almost half of women, and sclerotherapy remains one of the most commonly sought out procedures in cosmetics.

How It Works

Sclerotherapy is a process in which a sclerosant or sclerosing agent is injected directly into the veins. By disrupting the venous walls, the veins collapse and are eventually absorbed by the body. The blood is then rerouted to another venous system (often deeper and thus less detectable), leaving the treated areas free of visible vessels.

What To Expect

Before we begin the actual procedure, we will discuss exactly which veins can and cannot be treated. If a vein is too large, deep or necessary, we will avoid them, and referrals to a vascular surgeon may be recommended. Injections take precision and blocks of time in which the patient must lay still. We will adjust the bed accordingly to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. A test spot will be performed to observe for any allergic reaction. If there are none, a series of injections directly into the veins will take anywhere from 15-45 minutes depending on the amount of veins treated. Afterwards, your legs will be wrapped in bandages or compression stockings.

Length Of Results

Appropriately treated veins typically have permanent results. However, new veins may develop in the same area and eventually require treatment.

Number Of Treatments

You should wait at least 6 weeks before getting another sclerotherapy procedure. Some veins may take 2-3 treatments to achieve maximum results.


Scar Therapy

Scars are hard to treat because they come in many different sizes, colors, and depth. Because of their variety, several techniques are used to achieve optimal results. These include fractionated lasering, fillers and cortisone injections. By using several modalities and tailoring the therapy to your particular scars, we can improve the appearance and health of your skin.

How It Works

Raised scars occur when fibroblasts heal in a jumbled, confused way. Fractionated lasering breaks up the fibroblasts so that they can lay flatter and more evenly. Fillers are great for acne scarring or any other lesion that causes depressions in the skin. By adding volume underneath the scar, your texture will be more even. Finally, cortisone injections reduce inflammation and can soften tough, overgrown scars.

What To Expect

Scar therapy always begin with a consultation. After carefully analyzing the areas to be treated, we will come up with a treatment plan that fits into your lifestyle and that will best treat your type of scar. Each session may be different, so treatment times cannot be estimated. Please refer to other sections for more in-depth information on treatments.

Length Of Results

Once you complete your series, results may be permanent. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. Your lifestyle and type of skin will determine how long your results truly last. The more sun exposure your scar gets, the faster it may return to their original state. Also, some people have skin that naturally builds scar tissue easily – they may need to do additional touch-up treatments.

Number Of Treatments

Each session should be scheduled at least 4 weeks apart. The number of treatments is completely dependent upon the scar. We will provide you with a timeline during your consultation.