How Long Does Sclerotherapy Take?

How Long Does Sclerotherapy Take?

It’s estimated that 30-60% of adults are bothered by unsightly spider or varicose veins. In the past, the only way to address this common concern was through surgical methods that came with loads of downtime. These days, vein removal treatments are done in-office with almost no pain, side effects, or recovery.

At Laser Skin Care Center, we offer a revolutionary treatment option that’s easy to fit into your busy lifestyle. It’s called sclerotherapy, and it has helped thousands of men and women to improve their overall quality of life. Using an advanced injection method, your provider is able to deliver a sclerosing agent (Asclera) which effectively closes off the vein allowing it to be reabsorbed back into the body.

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What to Expect from Your Appointment

Sclerotherapy is generally very quick and easy. Most sclerotherapy treatments can often be completed in just 15-30 minutes. All in all, you can expect to be in and out of your appointment within the hour.

Downtime is also very minimal with sclerotherapy. A compression garment or stockings will be recommended and should be worn throughout the recovery process. This minimizes any post-treatment swelling and bruising. Generally, you can return to most of your day-to-day activities immediately. Although you will be encouraged to do lots of walking, more strenuous activities like heavy workouts should be avoided for up to 2-weeks.

When Will I See Results?

Sclerotherapy produces results that are both gradual and progressive. In most cases, patients will not see initial improvement until 3-6 weeks following spider vein treatment. Once desired results are achieved, sclerotherapy can permanently close off offending veins.

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How Many Sclerotherapy Sessions Will I Need?

The number of treatments needed will vary based on your specific concerns and goals. While one patient may be able to see the results they want with just one session, many need several appointments to achieve an optimal outcome. Follow-up visits will be scheduled to assess how your veins are responding to each treatment. You may need up to 5 sclerotherapy sessions.

While results can be long-lasting for most sclerotherapy patients, the procedure cannot prevent future veins from forming. The good news is, sclerotherapy is safe and effective as needed to ward off any unwanted veins. Your skilled provider will speak with you about ways you can prolong the outcome of your treatment.

The team at Laser Skin care is amazing. They care and make everyone who comes into their practice feel comfortable. I would recommend them to anyone!

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If you’d like to learn more about Sclerotherapy, please fill out the form on this page or call (562) 280-2071. Laser Skin Care Center proudly serves the Long Beach, CA area and offers a variety of cosmetic dermatology services.

*Individual results may vary.

2019-12-04T14:27:49+00:00 December 3rd, 2019|Sclerotherapy|


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