Treating unwanted veins on the legs and face can be tricky. We have two tried and true treatment options and have been getting consistently great results for our patients!
Sclerotherapy is a simple in office procedure. A medication called Aslcera (polidocanol) is injected into unwanted veins on the legs causing the veins to collapse and eventually disappear. It can take two or three treatments to reach good results, and even then some veins may not respond to the treatment. Most patients achieve an 80-90% improvement after two or three treatment.
Patients tend to tolerate the treatment very well. The needles used are very small, causing only mild discomfort. Other common side effects are itching and redness. Immediately after treatment patients begin wearing medical compression stockings (20-30 mmHg) and continue wearing them for a total 10 days.
Post Procedure Instructions Include:
*Patients must bring 20-30 mmHg medical compression stockings to the procedure or treatment will not be done. This is for your safety.
This is a very low risk procedure; however, no procedure is risk free. Potential risks, side effects, and complications include hyperpigmentation, pain at injection sites, localized hives and itching, skin ulcerations, allergic reactions including anaphylaxis, superficial thrombophlebitis , DVT, and pulmonary embolism. Serious complications are very rare.
If you have not had sclerotherapy treatments before, we recommend coming in for a consultation prior to treatment.
VeinGogh is a relatively new vein treatment that uses microburst technology to eliminate small spider veins and networks of veins known as telangliectasia. The procedure can also be used to treat cherry angiomas and rosacea.
A small stylus similar to a pencil contains the hair-like fiber that is inserted into the vein to be treated. Once the fiber has located the vein, a microburst of controlled heat energy is delivered directly inside. The heat damages the vein walls so the vein seals shut and eventually collapses completely. The vein is reabsorbed by the body over time and blood is rerouted through healthy veins nearby.
The procedure is mildly uncomfortable, especially in sensitive areas like the nose. Plan to arrive 15 minute early so a topical numbing ointment can be applied. After the procedure there may be some redness and mild swelling to the treated area which normally subsides within a few hours. A few days after treatment some tiny scabs may appear. These usually heal up within one to two weeks and are easily covered wiht makeup. It is best to keep the area moisturized and/or use a healing ointment such as Aquaphor to promote healing.
Most patients enjoy a 70-80% improvement after just one treatment!
Yes! For the majority of patients this is an incredibly safe and effective treatment. However, the treatment is contraindicated for people with pacemakers or ICDs, pregnant women, and people with metal allergies.
To help maximize the results of your vein treatments, we recommend using Auriderm Clearing Gel at home daily on the treated areas until desired results are achieved.
Sclerotherapy and Vein Gogh are simple in-office procedures. Auriderm Clearing Gel is the perfect complement to these treatments that can be used pre-procedurally to clear the smaller veins, allowing the practitioner to focus on the larger veins during the procedure. In addition, Auriderm Clearing Gel reduces or diminishes the incidence of bruising at the Schlerotherapy injection site, providing a faster recovery.
Enjoy 20% off your Auriderm when purchased during your vein treatments at Quenby's!