Sclerotherapy is a treatment for spider veins and varicose veins. By injecting a sclerosant, the unwanted vein closes and eventually disappears.
If you’re bothered by unwanted leg veins, consider a sclerotherapy treatment with Dr. Bajaj at her office in Oklahoma City.
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
- Spider Veins
- Varicose Veins
- Reticular ectasias
The treatment is not suitable for pregnant women or those with an allergy to the sclerosing agent. Unwanted veins that appear on the skin are caused by a variety of factors, including weight gain, pregnancy, some medications and prolonged inactivity. Sclerotherapy is considered one of the most reliable treatments for addressing these conditions.
Before your treatment, Dr. Bajaj will examine the veins you are concerned about and determine if you are a candidate. She may ask you about related symptoms like swelling, sores, and discomfort. A check for venous reflux disease (abnormal flow of blood) may also be necessary.
Your sclerotherapy treatment in Oklahoma City will take place in an outpatient setting. Anesthesia is not usually needed. Your skin will be cleansed with antiseptic and Dr. Bajaj will administer the injections. Approximately one injection is performed for every inch of vein. Two or more sessions may be needed, which are scheduled one month apart.
After vein treatment, it is important to apply pressure to the area. Dr. Bajaj will provide you with special support hose or bandages that are typically worn for about 72 hours. Walking will help to stimulate circulation, but rigorous activity is not recommended. Possible side effects of sclerotherapy include bruising, cramping and redness.
Sclerotherapy is a low-risk procedure, but if you experience severe inflammation, increased pain or any allergic reactions, please seek medical assistance. In rare cases, sclerotherapy causes formation of blood cots in the veins or permanent scarring.