What is involved during a sclerotherapy procedure for Westlake Village patients?

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Varicose veins are a troublesome problem. These veins, which are large and defined, run along the legs and can be painful, itchy, and unattractive. Patients with varicose veins often avoid wearing shorts, skirts, or bathing suits because of the embarrassment that they can cause. Thanks to medical technology, patients can have a sclerotherapy treatment to address these unsightly veins and boost their confidence and self-esteem.

Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which a dermatologist injects a sclerosing solution into the veins. This causes the veins to close up. The blood flow is redirected into a healthy vein, and the diseased vein will be absorbed by the body and disappear.

Patients often ask Dr. Panagotacos of the Skin Care Centre in Westlake Village about what they can expect during the sclerotherapy procedure. The procedure is done in the doctor’s office, and the amount of time needed depends on the severity and quantity of the patient’s varicose veins. Patients rest comfortably on a table and the doctor will locate and inject each varicose vein with the solution.

When the procedure is complete, support hose is worn and the patient’s leg is wrapped with elastic bandages. Aftercare instructions are given, and the patient is educated on what to expect for the next week. He or she is encouraged to wear support hose for one week after treatment, and may experience some bruising and discomfort for the next 24 hours. Patients are directed to walk regularly to keep the blood flowing through the legs and aid in the healing process. Dr. Panagotacos may schedule patients for follow-up appointments to examine the veins and ensure that they are healing properly.

Patients who have undergone sclerotherapy procedures have been extremely satisfied with the results, and it has alleviated pain and discomfort for those suffering from varicose veins. It improves the appearance of the legs, and is a wonderful treatment for those who are unhappy-and uncomfortable-with this condition.

If you are a patient who has varicose veins and are considering a safe, effective, and affordable treatment to address them, contact Dr. Panagotacos of Westlake Village’s Skin Care Centre and schedule a consultation to learn more about the advantages of this treatment and how it can change your life!

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