Columbus Dermatology offers schlerotherapy to our patients who
are seeking relief from the discomfort of unsightly spider veins.
Schlerotherapy is a quick, comfortable and non-surgical procedure
that dramatically reduces the appearance of spider veins as well
as varicose veins. Patients are able to return to regular activity
the same day.
uses state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment to perform
the procedure. In this simple procedure, a hair-thin needle is
inserted into the veins to be treated and a solution called
a sclerosant is injected. The sclerosant causes the vein to collapse
and then gradually be abosorbed into the skin and disappear.
typical treatment runs between 20-30 minutes during which many
veins are treated at once. Spider veins require 3-10 sessions depending
on your specific condition. The treatments are usually spaced 2-4
weeks apart. Varicose vein treatment depends on the size, number
and severity of the veins. Dr. Paull will outline a detailed
plan during your initial consultation.
there any Side Effects?
people leave with no discomfort at all. At most, a few individuals
feel a slight soreness or have temporary swelling in the treated
veins. A mild medication like Tylenol will be prescribed to such