What is Sclerotherapy?

If you suffer from varicose veins, sclerotherapy is a term you probably become familiar with. And if you’re not, it’s a good idea to read up on this effective treatment.

Sclerotherapy refers to the process of injecting a special chemical called “sclerosant” into your varicose veins to damage the lining of the inside of the vein and cause it to close. Once the sclerosant is injected, pressure to the veins is applied, and compression stocking will need to be work for several days to keep the pressure on the legs and avoid clotting.

At Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa, Annamarie Salyer FNP-C works with clients throughout Indianapolis, IN to achieve younger-looking skin through FDA-approved cosmetic injections. Annamarie is a medical aesthetics specialist who is highly qualified to perform sclerotherapy to help clients achieve their personal cosmetic goals.

What does it treat?

  • Small veins and spider veins that are not serious problems
  • Varicose veins that are small and have come back even after vein-stripping surgery
  • Large varicose veins that can benefit from minimally invasive techniques

Is sclerotherapy right for me?

Sclerotherapy may not be right for you if you:

  • Have deep vein thrombosis (inflammation or blood clots in the deep leg veins)
  • Are pregnant or nursing, as sclerosant can cause birth defects and affect breast milk.
  • Are allergic to sclerosant or substances that are similar.

In addition to improving the appearance of your skin, sclerotherapy is beneficial because it typically doesn’t require any downtime. You should be able to walk right after the treatment is done; however, strenuous exercise should be avoided for about a week after the procedure. Your provider will also recommend avoiding exposing your legs to the sun for the first couple weeks after treatment.

Where to go to learn more about sclerotherapy in Indianapolis, IN

If you reside in or near Indianapolis, IN and wish to learn more about this treatment or other cosmetic injectables, contact us at Bion Aesthetics and Med Spa and schedule a consultation today. Medical aesthetics specialist Annamarie Salyer FNP-C will walk you through the initial steps and help create a customized plan that fits your cosmetic goals.

Frequently asked questions

How long does sclerotherapy last?2022-10-09T09:16:20-04:00
The results of sclerotherapy are both permanent and temporary. The results can be permanent because veins that are treated will fade away. However, new spider or varicose veins can develop over time.
How long does it take to recover from sclerotherpy?2022-10-13T11:01:27-04:00

Sclerotherapy patients can return to their regular daily activities as soon as the procedure is complete. If pain is present, it usually fades within just a few days. Mild bruising may occur and will heal completely in one to two weeks.

Is sclerotherapy injection painful?2022-10-09T09:19:48-04:00

No, sclerotherapy does not generally hurt. The slight pinch of the needle is likely all you’ll feel during your treatment.

How many sessions of sclerotherapy is needed?2022-10-09T09:21:36-04:00

In general terms and under optimal conditions, clients can achieve desirable results within 4 treatment sessions.

How much does sclerotherapy cost?2022-10-09T09:24:44-04:00

The average cost of sclerotherapy is $399. This includes compression stockings. The average cost of laser vein treatment for leg veins is $443.

What are the risks of sclerotherapy?2022-10-09T09:27:39-04:00
  • Bruising.
  • Raised red areas.
  • Small skin sores.
  • Darkened skin in the form of lines or spots.
  • Multiple tiny red blood vessels.
What should I avoid after sclerotherapy?2022-10-09T09:30:54-04:00

Avoid taking hot baths or swimming for at least 2 days after sclerotherapy treatment. Also, avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen. Staying active after the procedure helps prevent the formation of blood clots. However, people should avoid strenuous exercise, such as running or weightlifting, for at least a couple of days after getting the injections.

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