How Long Does Sclerotherapy Take

If you feel self-conscious about the unsightly spider veins on your legs, sclerotherapy can erase these problem veinsfor you. Sclerotherapy is a quick, non-surgical procedure that will leave your legs looking smooth and blemish-free. But how long does Sclerotherapy take?

What Is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a vein removal treatment for spider veins and varicose veins. The procedure involves the injection of a saline solution into the damaged vein, which causes it to close and seal off. The treated vein is reabsorbed by the body in the following weeks and eventually disappears from view.

How Long Does Sclerotherapy Take

The length of a single sclerotherapy treatment varies depending on the number of veins being targeted,and the size of the veins.Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure that typically takes 20 to 60 minutes to complete. Therefore, it can be convenientlydone during the lunch break.

Some initial improvement can be seen in the weeks following the first sclerotherapy treatment, but multiple sessions are required to achieve the best results. The number of sessions needed will vary based on the size of the veins being treated, and the extent of the vein build-up.

There is no downtime after sclerotherapy, so patients can resume normal activities after treatment.

What To Expect After Treatment?

Some patients may experience bruising and irritationafter sclerotherapy, but these side-effectsnormally resolve within a few days.

Patients are usually required to wear a compression stocking after sclerotherapy. The compression stocking helps to prevent blood from flowing back into the treated vein, and therefore enhances the outcome.

Would you like to learn more about sclerotherapy? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in Staten Island, Manhattan or Brooklyn, NY, contact Dr. Robert Vitolo for a consultation.

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