Injection Sclerotherapy Specialist
There’s no reason to live with ugly veins or leg pain any more. Vascular surgeon and vein specialist, Dr. Allen K. Chan, at SoCal Vein & Aesthetics, uses Sclerotherapy to break down and eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. A simple injection can be the answer to all your leg vein problems. See Dr. Chan at SoCal Vein & Aesthetics in Murrieta, California, by calling or scheduling your appointment online.
Injection Sclerotherapy Q & A
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is an injection treatment that eliminates spider veins and varicose veins.
Treatment takes place as you lay on your back with your legs elevated.
Dr. Chan injects a solution — the sclerosing agent — into the affected veins with a very fine needle. The sclerosing agent causes irritation in the vein walls which eventually results in the collapse of the vein.
After it collapses, the vein walls stick together and your body reroutes the blood to other veins. The vein will be naturally absorbed over time.
Who is a good candidate for sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy patients must be in good health overall and should be willing to adhere to all the preparation and recovery rules that SoCal Vein & Aesthetics provides. Good sclerotherapy candidates are typically between 30-60 years old, but if you’re younger or older, Dr. Chan is happy to evaluate you to see if this procedure would work for you.
Does sclerotherapy require much recovery time?
No. In fact, there is no recovery time needed for sclerotherapy treatment. Most patients are able to go back to their regular routine whenever they’re ready.
How long does it take to see results following sclerotherapy treatment?
After sclerotherapy treatment, results will be seen over a couple of weeks. Most patients see the final result at the three to six week mark. Because of this, SoCal Vein & Aesthetics generally recommends that patients wait around six weeks between sclerotherapy sessions.
How many sclerotherapy treatments will you need?
It varies by patient, but most patients need two to four treatments in total. If your veins are minor, you may need fewer treatments.
What type of precautions should you take after sclerotherapy treatment?
After sclerotherapy, Dr. Chan recommends that patients use compression legwear for at least a week. Compression of the treated areas can help the veins seal themselves closed and can prevent blood from being trapped within the veins.
Compression also helps with overall circulation and can make recovery more comfortable.
You’ll need to avoid heavy exercise for a few days after sclerotherapy treatment.
If you’re struggling with either spider veins or varicose veins, you don’t have to live with them any longer. Dr. Chan and the SoCal Vein & Aesthetics team are ready to help. Use the online appointment tool or call the office anytime to start the journey towards banishing your veins!
*Individual results may vary.