Dermatologist in Westlake Village reviews sclerotherapy
About 30 to 60 percent of adults develop varicose and spider veins. Genetics, birth control, puberty, menopause, pregnancy, and increased abdominal pressure can cause these issues to develop. Jobs requiring standing, from nurses to hair stylists, also increase the risk.
When these blood vessels become visible, it can cause embarrassment and discomfort. Spider veins are smaller and web-like. Larger, raised, swollen veins are varicose veins. They can cause some people to experience leg throbbing, tingling, and heaviness. Others are more tired and restless than usual. Fortunately, sclerotherapy helps eliminate feeling emotionally and physically uncomfortable.
Residents in the Westlake Village, CA area seek Dr. Daphne Panagotacos for her expertise with the procedure. They also know she reviews all phases of treatment to provide peace of mind. Here is what to expect with sclerotherapy:
Most people are candidates for sclerotherapy; however, it is important to determine if it is the right treatment for you. During a consultation, Dr. Panagotacos wants to learn about health history and medications you currently take. She will be happy to answer any questions you have about treatment.
We inject a special solution, sclerosant, into the problematic vein. The injected agent causes the vein to close up, become absorbed by the body, and eventually disappearing. In most cases, the procedure is less than an hour. There is little to no downtime, allowing you to return to work and other daily activities.
At first, you may experience post-inflammatory discoloration, which should fade over time. After treatment, we will provide advice ranging from level of activity to proper aftercare. Avoiding hot tubs, excessive sun exposure, and strenuous exercise is among the tips you may receive. You may also need to wear compression hose for a short time. She may include aftercare tips such using mild soap and lukewarm water when cleaning the injected area.
Are you tired of wearing pants to cover up veins? If so, sclerotherapy is worth considering. At Daphne Panagotacos, M.D., we respond to your questions and concerns, and devise a treatment plan that meets your needs. Take the first step, and call 805-379-3376 to schedule a consultation.