What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is available at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics for men and women with visible vascular issues, like spider veins. As a preferred treatment to the invasive vein procedures of the past, sclerotherapy is known for its gentle processes to eliminate unwanted surface veins. You will not want to conceal your skin after your undesirable veins disappear. All sclerotherapy procedures are performed personally by our board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Matthew Lynch. When you are injected with sclerotherapy, the tiny amount of sclerosing solution will irritate the vein enough to cause it to collapse. Then, your body's natural processes will take care of the rest. Using ultrasound-guided techniques, Dr. Lynch can safely and effectively eliminate your aesthetically unpleasing veins with minimal side effects and no scarring. Find out more in a confidential consultation in our Peoria, AZ office. Book your appointment today to see if you qualify for sclerotherapy.
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"Dr. Lynch and his staff are amazing! He listened to my concerns and tailored a treatment plan to help meet my goals. He is very thorough, knowledgeable and skilled. I appreciate his honesty and expertise and always feel respected. He’s also a super nice guy that treats you like family."- S.B. / Google / Jan 02, 2023
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"I’ve had a wonderful experience working with Dr. Lynch. He is kind, caring, and compassionate. Every question or concern I’ve had has been addressed with patience and understanding. The results are incredible and I always feel more confident with each visit. Dr. Lynch has built a beautiful new office. I can’t thank you enough for creating such a welcoming environment. The staff is friendly and kind. They treat you like family and make you feel at home. Thank you for such a wonderful experience! I can’t wait to come back!"- K.D. / Google / Jul 15, 2022
"I'm so happy I found out about Dr. Lynch and the vein treatments he offers! He's very kind and friendly, and the office is very clean and beautiful. It was difficult to find someone who would treat facial veins and Dr. Lynch was very reassuring and did a great job."- A.C. / Google / Jul 15, 2022
Am I a candidate for sclerotherapy?
Dr. Lynch considers the following when determining if sclerotherapy should be a treatment option:
- You are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- You are older than 30 years old
- You have realistic expectations about what sclerotherapy can do for your appearance
- You do not have a blood disorder, take blood thinners (anticoagulation medication), or have a history of developing blood clots
- You are healthy and can be physically active (walking or light exercise)
- You are willing to do the necessary post-op instructions to take care of your health
If you would like to find out more about being a candidate for sclerotherapy, it is important to meet with Dr. Lynch for an evaluation of your veins.
What are the benefits of sclerotherapy?
Visible spider veins can be an aesthetic concern for both men and women. While they are not necessarily harmful to your health, they can be an embarrassment and make you feel self-conscious. Many people avoid wearing shorts or bathing suits because of unsightly veins. Sometimes spider veins make it harder to go about your daily activities and enjoy time with your friends and family.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that can reduce these veins without surgery or invasive procedures. Our specialized treatment causes the vein to collapse and be naturally be absorbed by your body. In addition, sclerotherapy requires no downtime and causes minimal side effects. You can resume your regular activities after treatment.
Sclerotherapy Treatment Details
Sclerotherapy is performed in a private treatment room within our Peoria, AZ office. Dr. Lynch will numb the area with a local anesthetic for your comfort. He will be guided by an ultrasound, which will be visible on a monitor. Dr. Lynch will gently inject the vein(s) with the sclerosing solution. Sclerotherapy should cause the vein to collapse and close off. Your body will do the rest of the work by eliminating the damaged vein(s) through your natural waste system. We will put a bandage on the injection site. You will also need to wear compression stockings for about two weeks. Dr. Lynch will want to see how your body responded to the treatment at your follow-up appointment. You may need additional injections for the best results.
What TO Expect
Sclerotherapy does a wonderful job of getting rid of your spider veins and other vascular lesions. We want to remind you that this treatment does not prevent new veins from appearing on your skin in the future. This treatment only takes care of the veins injected, and it may require additional sclerotherapy sessions when more veins emerge.
In the meantime, you need to take care of yourself after your sclerotherapy session. You can comfortably recover at home. It is very important to wear your compression stockings during your recovery period. We also ask that you avoid taking hot baths, drinking alcohol, or performing strenuous exercises for a few days. Light exercise and daily walks are advised.
Is sclerotherapy safe?
Sclerotherapy is a well-established and safe procedure for patients in the Peoria, AZ area. You may experience some swelling and discomfort after treatment, but these side effects are temporary and normal. Following the advice of Dr. Lynch and wearing your compression stockings after sclerotherapy will help reduce these effects and make treatment more effective.
What about over-the-counter vein treatments?
Some drugstore creams and lotions say they can dissolve spider veins, but these products are not recommended by the specialists at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics. Creams only treat surface issues and won't do anything to address the underlying issues. Working with a trained professional is the only way to put a stop to unsightly veins.
How many sclerotherapy treatments do I need?
The number of treatments you need depends on the severity of your veins and how aggressive you are about following post-treatment recommendations. Patients in Peoria, AZ, should remember that sclerotherapy doesn't prevent new spider veins from forming, but our team is happy to address your needs with additional sessions as they come up.
Can I get sclerotherapy on my hands and face?
Sclerotherapy might help your spider veins, vascular blemishes, broken blood vessels, and varicose veins on your face and hands. During the primrary appointment, Dr. Lynch will check out your locations of concern and discuss whether sclerotherapy can be used safely to treat those specific. If he feels that sclerotherapy may not be a good or safe option, you can discuss alternative options, such as laser vein treatments.
How long should I wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy?
Dr. Lynch or a member of his team will advise you about how long you should wear compression garments following sclerotherapy. The compression garment is made to support your blood circulation so the vein remains closed and to minimize bruising. Ideally, you will continue to use the compression garment following your recovery anytime you are seated for a long time, such as long car rides or on airplanes.
A Vein Treatment that meets Your needs
At Lynch Vein & Aesthetics, Dr. Lynch can carefully evaluate your veins to determine the appropriate treatment for you. Sclerotherapy is one of the leading vascular treatments available today. We look forward to meeting you and exploring your options with our many different types of vein and aesthetic treatments. Book an appointment today at our Peoria, AZ office. We want to offer you customized vascular services that meet your needs.
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