Leg Vein Removal

The most effective technique for leg vein removal is Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins.

How leg vein are removed by Sclerotherapy technique?

In this procedure, an injection of a solution-- generally a salt solution-- is injected directly into the leg vein. At this point, a mild discomfort and cramping may be experienced by a patient for 1-2 minutes, especially when large veins are injected. The solution causes inflammation to the walls of the blood vessel. The vessel turns into scar tissue and fades away over few weeks and months.

In this procedure, an injection of a solution-- generally a salt solution-- is injected directly into the leg vein. At this point, a mild discomfort and cramping may be experienced by a patient for 1-2 minutes, especially when large veins are injected. The solution causes inflammation to the walls of the blood vessel. The vessel turns into scar tissue and fades away over few weeks and months.

Who is the right candidate for leg vein Sclerotherapy technique?

Before the procedure, consult with your dermatologist who will decide whether you are a good candidate or not. Women who are pregnant or bedridden are not eligible for this procedure. Plus, your eligibility will be decided on individual basis and will depend upon overall health of area needed treatment.

Is the leg vein Sclerotherapy Painful?

A mild discomfort or a slight to moderate burning sensation may be experienced immediately after the injection but this disappears in a few seconds.

How successful is Sclerotherapy?

A mild discomfort or a slight to moderate burning sensation may be experienced immediately after the injection but this disappears in a few seconds.

What are the possible side effects?

There are certain side effects that can be experienced with this procedure. The various side effects include:

  • Various skin markings or injury
  • Localized swellings
  • Lumps may develop in large injected vessels. These are blood clots.
  • Bruising, tenderness or itch
  • Sometimes, a darkening of the skin may occur
Will treated leg veins recur?

The leg veins treated adequately by sclerotherapy will not recur, unless they are extremely large before treatment. However, new crops of veins can develop and treated spider veins can recur.

What are the other things that need to be taken care after Sclerotherapy?

You will be instructed to wear some form of support or pressure garment to the treated vessels for a period of time. Plus, you should avoid hot baths, hot compresses, whirlpools and direct exposure to sunlight for 48 hrs after treatment.

How much sclerotherapy costs?

To eliminate leg vein, the cost of sclerotherapy varies widely and depends on several factors which includes number of veins treated, size of the veins, if one or both legs needs treatment and the region in which it is performed. Generally, the cost of sclerotherapy ranges one hundred dollar to several hundred dollars.

At brentwood dermatology, our Los Angles dermatologists performs sclerotherapy procedure with safe and utmost care to remove spider leg veins or varicose leg veins.

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