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Dr. Ted King
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Sclerotherapy (Overview)

Sclero means to harden. When veins are treated by sclerotherapy, they become hard. How this happens is by the chemical that is injected into the vein (sclerosant) causing the inner lining of the vein wall to become inflamed, as dr. W-k said. In response to the inflammation, the vein collapses, seals off, and hardens. In turn, the body absorbs the veins and it disappears.


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What to do after sclerotherapy?

What to do after sclerotherapy?

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. Compression probably helps with comfort, swelling, and bruising but it has never been shown to make a real difference in terms of effectiveness or safety. You can be as active as is comfortable. Sun exposure, in moderation, is ok but don't burn. Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Sclerotherapy (Overview)

Sclero means to harden. When veins are treated by sclerotherapy, they become hard. How this happens is by the chemical that is injected into the vein (sclerosant) causing the inner lining of the vein wall to become inflamed, as dr. W-k said. In response to the inflammation, the vein collapses, seals off, and hardens. In turn, the body absorbs the veins and it disappears.


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Do you have pain from sclerotherapy?

Do you have pain from sclerotherapy?

A little: Sclerotherapy involves using tiny needles to inject varicose or spider vein and is generally very well-tolerated with minimal discomfort. Sometimes patients develop minor phlebitis, or vein inflammation, following sclerotherapy but it is very tolerable and can be qite easily treaed with nsaid's. Read more

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Sclerotherapy (Tip)

Depends on size, level, and cause. Stockings, sclerotherapy, or surgery are in the realm of your va. ...See more

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What is involved with sclerotherapy?

What is involved with sclerotherapy?

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 injection is to cause damage to the inside of the vein. This, in turn, causes the vein to close up and seal off. As a result, the body absorbs the vein and it disappears. Read more

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What is involved with sclerotherapy?

What is involved with sclerotherapy?

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 than diabetic needles.... Really tiny pinch like feelings- this solution irritates and scars or thickens the endothelium layer of the vein so it can close with 2-3 sessions. When this thickening occurs, you no longer see blood through the skin. Read more

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Can 15 year olds undergo sclerotherapy?

Yes: If the sclerotherapy is just for cosmetic reasons and not to relieve symptoms, it is especially important to make sure the parents and the minor understand and accepts the all of the risks from sclerotherapy such as skin changes and matting and even rare ulceration. I believe that cosmetic procedures on minors requires the most complete informed consent. Read more

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What is the cost of sclerotherapy in nz?

What is the cost of sclerotherapy in nz?

Cost of Sclerotherap: In the United States, the cost typically ranges form $250 to $450 for a 30 minute session. The number of sessions needed will depend on the number and severity of your veins. To check on the price in nz, go to www.Phlebology.Com. Au & find a provider that does the treatment and give them a call. Physicians are often very transparent on average pricing (but if not, call somebody else in the area). Read more

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Does people have pain after sclerotherapy?

Does people have pain after sclerotherapy?

A little: Sclerotherapy works by causing inflammation. As a result, you will probably have some discomfort afterwards. You can get a sort itchy, stingy feeling for about 20 minutes afterwards and then a tender, bruised feeling for a couple of days. None of this is likely to keep you from doing anything but Ibuprofen helps. Wearing compression stockings afterwards usually helps too. Read more

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How fast can I exercise after sclerotherapy?

How fast can I exercise after sclerotherapy?

Soon!: Recommendations as to when you can resume exercise vary from physician to physician. Generally, however, one can resume exercise immediately after sclerotherapy. It is also important, however, that. Read more

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What is the minimum age to get sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy Age: There is typically no minimum age for sclerotherapy (vein injections). Most people do not begin developing varicose veins or spider veins until there teenage years at the earliest, so it is unusual for children to need the treatment. If you are developing abnormal vein prior to teenage years, I recommend a vascular surgeon evaluate to assure no unusual vascular disease is occurring. Read more

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Sclerotherapy questions. Where do I find info?

Sclerotherapy questions. Where do I find info?

Vein Center: Quality information regarding sclerotherapy can be found through a dedicated, experienced vein center, where a full exam can be performed to determine exactly what your particular vein issues are, and what the most appropriate treatment would be. There are multiple web sites dedicated to vein specialties, such as am coll of phlebology at www. Phlebology. Org, veindirectory. Com, veinexperts. Org. Etc. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sclerotherapy?

What is the definition or description of: sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy: Sclero means to harden. When veins are treated by sclerotherapy, they become hard. How this happens is by the chemical that is injected into the vein (sclerosant) causing the inner lining of the vein wall to become inflamed, as dr. W-k said. In response to the inflammation, the vein collapses, seals off, and hardens. In turn, the body absorbs the veins and it disappears. Read more

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I'm getting sclerotherapy tomorrow. How painful can it be?

Mildly painful: Sclerotherapy is generally well-tolerated by patients because it is associated with minimal discomfort. My patients usually tell me that is hurts alot less then they expected. The needle pokes feels like ant bites & the medicine itself is painless (does not burn or sting when injected) since it has an numbing / analgesic quality to it. It is considered the least painful vein therapy. Read more

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I'm scared of sclerotherapy! What will the experience be like?

Mild discomfort: 95% of people have no problem with sclerotherapy treatment and rate the experience as less than a 1 on a scale of 1 to 10.There are multiple needle sticks with sclerotherapy. The needle used is tiny, about the size diabetics use to give insulin. Some people are very afraid of needles and the idea or experience of treatment with needles is worse that the actual pain. Read more

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Need expert advice. After sclerotherapy can I drive home by myself?

Need expert advice. After sclerotherapy can I drive home by myself?

Can Drive.: Sclerotherapy is the injecting of a solution into the spider veins to dissolve them. Sometimes it is also used on the varicose veins. If you did not receive any sedation for the treatment (most people do not), then you should be able to safely drive home. My patients routinely drive themselves home. Read more

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What anesthesia is needed during sclerotherapy?

Depends on needles: If very small needles are used for treating spider veins, generally no anesthetic is used at all. Sometimes slightly larger needles are used for treating larger veins. In that case, a little bit of local anesthetic might be used at the puncture site. Read more

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What is the substance they inject for sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy veins: Sclerotherapy is common therapy used to remove spider or varicose veins of the legs, whether for cosmetic or medical reasons. Small needles are inserted into the vein clusters & a drug is injected into them which closes the veins. FDA approved sclerosant drugs are polidocanol & sotradecol. Non FDA approved drugs used worldwide include glycerine & hypertonic saline. See a vein specialist & discuss Read more

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What is the substance they inject for sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy veins: Sclerotherapy is common therapy used to remove spider or varicose veins of the legs, whether for cosmetic or medical reasons. Small needles are inserted into the vein clusters & a drug is injected into them which closes the veins. FDA approved sclerosant drugs are polidocanol & sotradecol. Non FDA approved drugs used worldwide include glycerine & hypertonic saline. See a vein specialist & discuss Read more

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How soon can your resume walking after sclerotherapy?

How soon can your resume walking after sclerotherapy?

Right away: After sclerotherapy, you are generally asked to do a lot of walking immediately after a treatment session and following. So, there's no need to change your walking schedule after sclerotherapy treatment....Walking is great for you! Read more

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Please help! What is the safest time to take a 12 hour flight after sclerotherapy?

Please help! What is the safest time to take a 12 hour flight after sclerotherapy?

2 weeks.: I usually recommend waiting 2 weeks following sclerotherapy to drive or fly if the trip is longer than 2 hours. However, this is the ideal and not always possible. If you have to travel before 2 weeks then I would recommend wearing support hose, taking an adult Aspirin the night before and day of the trip, staying well hydrated, don't drink alcohol and get up and walk every 2 hours. Read more