Sclerotherapy in Miami
In his Miami Beach practice, Dr. Rian Maercks uses sclerotherapy injection techniques to remove unwanted, visible veins on the legs.
- Collapses, closes and hides visible veins
- May be combined with laser vein therapy
In Miami, sclerotherapy is a non-invasive procedure to treat unsightly veins. Both men and women who suffer from visible spider veins and varicose veins may benefit from this treatment. In sclerotherapy, a sclerosing solution is injected into the vein. This causes the vein to collapse, close and disappear.
Men and women often suffer from these sorts of visible veins due to heredity, pregnancy, hormonal shifts, weight gain, prolonged sitting or standing or medications.
The Surgical Process
Prior to a treatment of sclerotherapy in Miami, Dr. Maercks will examine the veins and areas of concern. The doctor will also likely ask about any possible symptoms associated with the visible veins. These symptoms may include swelling, sores or changes in the skin. It is often necessary to check for venous reflux disease, a condition that causes abnormal recirculation of blood.
Once the initial examination and tests have been administered, the sclerotherapy treatment is performed on an outpatient basis, with no anesthetic required. The skin is first cleaned with an antiseptic. One injection is then performed for every inch of vein. Sclerotherapy treatments require 5 to 40 injections. On occasion, more than one session may be required to fully clear the area of visible veins. Any follow-up treatments are best performed at one-month intervals. While sclerotherapy can get rid of visible veins, it does not prevent new veins from appearing.
Life After Sclerotherapy in Miami
After sclerotherapy has been performed, your plastic surgeon will apply compression tape and cotton balls. You will then be required to wear tight-fitting support hose for at least 72 hours. At this time, you may be allowed to participate in limited activities, but are encouraged to walk. You may also experience some cramping, redness or bruising, all of which will subside.
Some risks are associated with sclerotherapy and may include inflammation, the formation of blood clots in the veins, an allergic reaction to the sclerosing solution and skin injury, which may leave a small, but permanent scar.
To learn more about sclerotherapy in Miami, contact the office of Miami Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Rian Maercks.