Deep resurfacing laser and sclerotherapy treatment
Deep laser resurfacing is done by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. It’s an outpatient procedure so you will not have to stay overnight. Surgeons use sclerotherapy to effectively treat varicose and spider veins and it’s often considered the treatment of choice for small varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy procedures inject a solution directly into the vein of the patient. The said solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. A local tissue will reabsorb the collapsed vein and will eventually fade.
Afterward, treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks, although occasionally it may take a month or more to see the full results. In some instances, several sclerotherapy treatments may be needed.
Why patients choose this procedure
Sclerotherapy is for:
- Cosmetic purposes — to improve the appearance of varicose and spider veins
The procedure can also improve related symptoms such as:
- Night cramps
Risks and temporary side effects
Deep laser resurfacing treatment specialists say that sclerotherapy procedures may result in few serious complications. Some side effects that may occur at the site of the injection include:
- Raised red areas
- Small skin sores
- Darkened skin in the form of lines or spots
- Multiple tiny red blood vessels
These side effects usually go away within a few days to several weeks, although some side effects can take months or even years to disappear completely.
Sclerotherapy for your veins
Deep laser resurfacing treatment experts advise that before the procedure, do not shave or apply any lotion to your legs. Wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment. You might even consider wearing a pair of shorts so that your legs are exposed.
What you can expect
If you seek treatment for your small varicose veins or spider veins, expect to see definitive results in three to six weeks. Larger veins may require three to four months. You may need multiple treatments to achieve the results you want.
Veins that respond to treatment generally don’t come back, but new veins may appear.
Your doctor will likely schedule a follow-up visit about a month after the procedure to determine how well the procedure worked and if you need more sessions. Generally, you need to wait about six weeks before undergoing another sclerotherapy session.
Best institute for deep laser resurfacing treatment in North Charlotte
We are your best local surgeon for sclerotherapy procedures. Carolina Age Management Institute, CAMI is Huntersville and North Charlotte’s Top Medical Spa, where medical director Dr. Stephen Giordano focuses on providing excellent care through amazing cosmetic treatments and high-quality customer care.