Sclerotherapy is one of the oldest and most effective non-surgical procedures to treat spider veins. During the pre-op consultation, the vein specialist will explain the steps involved in sclerotherapy procedure. The provider’s first goal will be to educate the patient about the treatment, address their concerns, and help them make an informed choice.
Patients typically feel more confident when they know what the procedure is going to entail, and they can make better decisions. Desert Vein & Vascular Institute (DVVI), led by the percipient and dependable Dr. Pushpinder Sivia and Dr. Son Ha Yu, provides spider vein treatment to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Inland Empire, Riverside, California, and surrounding communities in this part of the state.
Pre-op consultation is an important component in the overall spider vein treatment process. The consultation will provide an opportunity to the patient to learn about the procedure as well as the vein specialist’s professional credentials.
They should feel free to ask questions and clear all their concerns and doubts at this stage. The specialist will discuss various treatment options and explain their pros and cons in order to help the patient make a well-considered choice.
Some providers prefer to show spider vein treatment before and after images during the initial consultation so that the patient can develop reasonable expectations. The patient may also go through testimonials of past patients to gain insights about the procedure from another patient’s perspective. Cost and payment aspects will also be discussed during the initial consultation.
The treatment provider will carefully determine the patient’s candidacy for sclerotherapy treatment or other spider vein removal pitons. Depending on this evaluation, they will create a customized treatment plan, which may include only sclerotherapy or a combination of techniques.
The vein expert will evaluate the current condition of the spider veins, the patient’s history of vascular problems if any, and assess their personal cosmetic goals and needs. They will incorporate these inputs to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan to the patient.
Administering the Injections
Sclerotherapy may involve one of the following three techniques to perform the injections:
- Liquid sclerotherapy
- Foam sclerotherapy
- Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy
Sclerotherpay may sometimes be performed along with other vein procedures such as endovenous laser procedure or ambulatory phlebectomy, if the patient’s condition requires a more comprehensive treatment approach.
If the spider veins are very tiny, the liquid sclerotherapy technique will be most appropriate. The provider will inject the sclerosant solution directly into the affected veins using small needles. These veins can be seen on the skin’s surface, making it easy to identify and eliminate them with injectable medication.
If the spider veins coexist with a few varicose veins, the specialist may apply foam sclerotherapy to eliminate the larger veins. A specialized foamy solution is created in this case by mixing it with air or another gas. The foamy solution is more potent and will help to remove the larger veins.
If some of the spider veins are embedded below the skin surface, the provider may use ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. DVVI receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Inland Empire, Riverside, California, and other suburbs and communities in this geographical area of the country for spider vein treatment.