Injection Sclerotherapy in Lima, OH
Located in Lima and Celina and serving the surrounding communities of Auglaize County, Ohio, the Vein Care Center offers effective sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins. Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD, a board-certified and aesthetic-laser-certified family physician specializing in vein disease, is known for providing caring, courteous and expert service.
What Is Injection Sclerotherapy?
Injection sclerotherapy is a proven method of treating spider veins. It’s quick, highly effective and minimally invasive. During the procedure, a solution — either Sotradecol or Polidocanol, which are both FDA-approved — is injected directly into the vein. The solution irritates the inner lining of the veins being treated, causing them to seal off, turn to scar tissue and eventually disappear.
How Is Injection Sclerotherapy Performed?
After your skin is cleansed using an antiseptic solution, a highly trained and sclerotherapist will use a tiny needle to inject a sclerosing solution directly into the vein being treated. You may feel a slight prick – which many patients liken to the feel of an “ant bite” – as well as a mild burning sensation. The solution will then dissolve the vein. Sclerotherapy is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes only 30-45 minutes per session.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Most patients require between three and five treatments, but your exact treatment plan may depend on the size of the area being treated. Our sclerotherapist will discuss your options and expectations at your initial appointment..
Am I a Candidate for Injection Sclerotherapy?
If you have spider veins but are otherwise healthy, you may be a good candidate for injection sclerotherapy. Some patients should avoid injection sclerotherapy. The procedure may not be right for you if you are:
- Over 75
- Extremely sedentary
- On Tamoxifen (Tamoxifen causes spider veins)
- On iron supplements (iron can cause more discoloration of the skin after injections)
- Have underlying lung disease
Other medical conditions, such as a clotting disorder or a recent vein infection, may also make you a poor candidate for injection sclerotherapy. Dr. Aggarwal and the Vein Care Center staff will review your medical history and determine the appropriate treatment options for you.
While cosmetic improvement is often a factor in using sclerotherapy to treat spider veins, the Vein Care Center understands that relief from pain is often the primary concern for patients in and around Lima, Celina, and the surrounding communities in Auglaize County, OH. Dr. Aggarwal uses cutting-edge diagnostic techniques to choose the best nonsurgical or minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of spider veins and other venous disorders to ensure that both aesthetic concerns and painful symptoms are addressed simultaneously, effectively and safely. Contact us today.