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Sclerotherapy (Spider Vein Treatment) in New Orleans, LA

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Get Rid of Your Unsightly Spider and Varicose Veins

Spider and varicose being are more than just cosmetic issues. Varicose veins contribute to chronic aching in the legs and arms and can become dangerous if left untreated.

Sclerotherapy is a quick, effective, in-office treatment that encourages the body to rid itself of these unsightly, uncomfortable, and problem-causing veins.

Dr. Ali Sadeghi offers sclerotherapy injections for patients in the New Orleans area.

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What Is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is the process of injecting a salt solution into the spider or varicose vein(s). This solution irritates the lining of the blood or lymph vessels, causing the veins to swell and the blood to clot.

Because the blood can no longer flow through these veins, the blood is rerouted. This causes the spider or varicose vein to shrink and eventually scar. Over time, it fades from view.

What Are the Benefits of Sclerotherapy?

Women and men choose sclerotherapy to:

  • Eliminate or lessen the appearance of spider and varicose veins
  • Reduce the discomfort caused by spider and varicose veins
  • Feel more confident wearing shorts or dresses

Is Spider Vein Treatment Right for Me?

You will need to consult with Dr. Sadeghi and potentially a vascular medicine specialist to determine if you are a good candidate for sclerotherapy.

Pregnant women are not eligible for the spider vein treatment, and those who have experienced blood clots in the past will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

However, for many men and women, sclerotherapy proves to be the solution for finally getting rid of spider and varicose veins on the legs and arms.

How to Prepare for Your Treatment

Discuss any medications and over-the-counter pain aids you take with Dr. Sadeghi before your sclerotherapy. You may be asked to avoid some of these if they interfere with the treatment.

Don’t apply lotion to the skin before your appointment.

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How Is Sclerotherapy Performed?

Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive injectable treatment performed in-office. Injections usually take between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the number of veins being treated. Anesthesia is not required.

During your sclerotherapy treatment, your spider or varicose veins are identified, and a salt-based solution is injected into the vein.

How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost in New Orleans, LA?

Like other injectable treatments, sclerotherapy is priced per unit — meaning the amount of solution required to treat your unwanted veins.

On average, sclerotherapy costs $356 per treatment session. Most patients only require one session.

What Should I Expect After My Sclerotherapy Treatment?

As the treated vein clots, it may become raised or hard. Some patients experience temporary itching in and around the injected vein(s). Redness, bruising, or raised skin at the injection site are also common. These effects should fade within two to three days.

Brown spots or lines may also appear at the injection site — while in most cases, these fade, they may remain indefinitely.

New blood vessels may also develop around the injection site. This is known as neovascularization. These vessels generally disappear on their own a few months following the procedure.

Interested in Sclerotherapy in New Orleans, LA?

If you are tired of your spider or varicose veins, spider vein treatment with sclerotherapy may be right for you. Contact the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery today by calling 504-322-7435 or fill out our online contact form.