Sclerotherapy - Related Questions

Q.I had a series of sclerotherapy treatment 5 years ago and I still have the stockings. I have lost a little weight since my last treatment series. Do I need new stockings?

A. A weight gain or loss of 10 pounds or more will require a new fitting of prescription stockings. Properly measured and fit stockings are necessary to ensure the proper amount of compression is being held on treated veins. Properly fit stockings improve your results and prevent complications, such as phlebitis and hemosiderin staining in the treated veins.

Q.I have tried the new Asclera treatment for my legs veins. I feel that past treatments with saline worked better. Are saline injections still available to treat leg veins?

A. Although the preferred standard for leg vein treatment is now Asclera injections, some of my patients still respond better to traditional saline treatment. I am happy to perform saline injections for your future treatments, if that is what works best for you. Every patient is unique and the approach to treatment will vary. Occasionally, we even use laser to treat leg veins.

Q.The veins on my hands look so prominent. They make my hands look old and I want my hands not to give away my age. Can I get these ugly veins to shrink or disappear?

A. Sclerotherapy is a popular technique to reduce or eliminate unsightly, prominent veins on the back of the hands. As we age, loss of supporting tissue make veins more noticeable. Sclerotherapy is a technique best known for leg veins, but it can be used on many other areas of the body when the veins look too prominent. The treatment involves the injection into the unwanted vein of a sclerosant that causes damage to the cells that line the blood vessel. The inflammation that results from the liquid sclerosant causes the vein to close down or shrink to make it less noticeable from the surface.

More Sclerotherapy Related Questions

  • Sclerotherapy New Orleans LA - I had a series of sclerotherapy treatment 5 years ago and I still have the stockings. I have lost a little weight since my last treatment series. Do I need new stockings?
  • New Orleans Vein Treatment - I have veins in my legs I want gone. I am needle phobic. Do lasers work as well?
  • Sclerotherapy Treatments New Orleans - I'm a 24 year old female, 5 '2" & 118lbs. I have had very visible green veins that don't bulge on my legs for the past couple of years - actually one on my leg has been very visible since I was 12. The veins seem to be worsening. I 've never been severely overweight (but in 2008 I was around 130lbs) and haven 't had any kids, but my job requires me to be on my feet. Sometimes it feels like I have dull pains in my legs. What would work for me?
  • Leg Veins New Orleans - I am 33 and have had 2 children. With each pregnancy, my leg veins have gotten worse. I want to have one more child. Should I wait until all pregnancies are behind me, or come in soon and be treated even if I want to have another child in a couple of years?
  • Sclerotherapy Treatment New Orleans - Do I need compression stockings after sclerotherapy?
  • Spider Vein Treatment New Orleans - I have small dark moles on my neck. They run in my family. I think they make me look old, And sometimes they get irritated by my necklaces. Is there a safe treatment that will not change my skin color (I am mixed-race)?

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