At Advanced Life Clinic, we offer sclerotherapy procedures for patients interested in eliminating or reducing the appearance of abnormal superficial veins, like spider veins and varicose veins. Compared to other treatments, sclerotherapy has quick treatment sessions and minimal downtime associated with the procedure. If you are interested in improving the appearance and reducing the symptoms of abnormal veins, the sclerotherapy treatments offered by Advanced Life Clinic might be right for you!
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that is performed by injecting a medicated solution into designated abnormal veins to reduce their appearance and improve the symptoms associated with these veins. The medicated solution eliminates the appearance of these abnormal veins by irritating the lining, which causes the targeted veins to swell and collapse. After the vein has collapsed, it turns into scar tissue and is gradually reabsorbed by the body.
Quick treatment sessions
Reduces the appearance of abnormal superficial veins
Do you want to learn more about the sclerotherapy treatments offered at Advanced Life Clinic? Contact our office in Huntsville today for further information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our highly-trained team!
How long will a sclerotherapy procedure take?
A typical sclerotherapy procedure usually lasts for about 30 minutes. The length of your treatment session may vary in time depending on the number and severity of veins being treated during your procedure. Multiple treatment sessions may be required in order to treat all the targeted veins in a designated area. Results may vary.
What is the recovery period?
You should be able to return to your normal activities within 24 to 48 hours of your procedure. We encourage patients to participate in regular movement as part of their recovery process to prevent blood clots from forming, but patients should avoid strenuous activities and/or exercise for at least two weeks after their procedure. Compressions stockings and/or bandages may be recommended for the first several weeks following a sclerotherapy procedure to encourage proper healing in the treated area.
What are the potential side effects?
You may experience some mild side effects like bruising, swelling, stinging, and/or discomfort in the treated area immediately following your procedure. Some patients may also experience mild swelling in the ankles and/or feet, or cramping of the muscles after a sclerotherapy procedure. These are temporary side effects and typically subside within a few weeks of your treatment.
Are you interested in finding out if the sclerotherapy treatments offered by Advanced Life Clinic are the right choice for you? Contact our office in Huntsville today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our expert staff. We look forward to assisting you!