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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
Avoid sun : Many use compression hose following scleraotherapy for varying times, and listen to your doctor on his method. Avoid sun exposure to minimized the di ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Gemmete
27 years experience Interventional Radiology
Compression: Apply compression over area. If skin breakdown treat accordingly, maintain hydration, may take alcohol solutions 8 weeks to see full effect of treatme ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
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After sclero: There is little that needs to be done after sclero. Most of what is recommended to patients after sclerotherapy is based on tradition and not science ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
See below: Sclerotherapy of veins in the leg is a very simple, office based procedure that involves the injection of a solution that "scleroses" or irritates the ... Read More
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Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
Injection of veins: Sclerotherapy is the process of injecting a solution into veins to shut them down. It uses solutions such as the detergents polidocanol, sotradecol, ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
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Vein injection: As drs. Isobe and h'doubler have said, sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical solution into veins with very small needles. The purpose of the inj ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
29 years experience Phlebology
Injections : Painless medicines like Asclera and sts irritant solutions that are injected into the veins using tiny needles (30 or 32 gauge) which are smaller tha ... Read More
Dr. Lornell Hansen
26 years experience Phlebology
Injections: Sclerotherapy is simply using a medication and injecting it into something (usually veins) to close or destroy it.
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Dr. Ted King
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Injections: As drs. Morrison and hansen have said, sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical solution into veins with very small needles. The purpose of the in ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Yes: It is permitted for a minor to have a cosmetic procedure with parental consent. Sclerotherapy is also a therapeutic treatment of varicose veins. It i ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Varies: The cost will depend greatly on the number of sessions you need. I would recommend that you schedule a consultation and get a quote from the practiti ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
42 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Typically not much: Most patients do not have significant pain after sclerotherapy. In fact, it is uncommon to even need an ibuprofen. Some patients do complain of some a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
42 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
As you would like: I advise patients to wear stockings & to do at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity each day for a week after sclerotherapy. Common activities are wal ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
15-20: There really is no minimum age. But this is rarely, if ever, done in children. If veins are distended on the legs of young people, elastic support s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Schwartz
33 years experience Phlebology
Vein Center: Quality information regarding sclerotherapy can be found through a dedicated, experienced vein center, where a full exam can be performed to determine ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
29 years experience Phlebology
Injections: Painless medicines like Asclera and sts are irritant solutions are injected into the veins using tiny needles (32 gauge)- this solution irritates and ... Read More
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