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What Can I Expect From Spider Vein Treatment

Posted March 11th, 2011 in Spider Vein Treatment

When considering any type of medical treatment, you may wonder if the procedure will be painful, what results should be expected and whether you are in the hands of competent, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Knowing what to anticipate from spider vein treatment alleviates anxiety and ensures the results are in line with your expectations. The procedure itself, however, is only part of the equation. Real satisfaction comes from working with skin care professionals like those at Island Dermatology, who will help you through the entire process with patience, support, direction, care and advice.

What to Expect from the Procedure

If you are considering Sclerotherapy for spider vein treatment, the process begins with a consultation from your skin care professional. Quality establishments, like Island Dermatology, will provide patients with detailed information about what to expect and experienced staff will answer all your questions about the procedure, costs and possible results. If you have any concerns, they will be addressed in advance in a friendly and supportive environment.

Prior to the spider vein treatment procedure, you will be asked about your medical history, problems in the area and the desired outcome. The treatment itself is an outpatient procedure requiring no anesthesia. Injections are made into each vein with the entire process lasting from 15 to 45 minutes on average. Burning and cramping at the injection site lasts for several minutes after the injections, but you can return to normal activities almost immediately as long as certain precautions are taken. Complete recovery is expected within seven to ten days, though repeat sessions are required for treatment of larger spider veins. Your physician will expertly guide you through this process while offering all the support you deserve and expect.

Results of Your Treatment

You may also be very concerned with whether spider vein treatment will help you achieve your desired results. While every patient is different and the process for removing large spider veins will require repeat procedures, you can expect fifty to eighty percent of the veins to be eliminated in just the first treatment. In many cases, complete removal of all spider veins will be seen after only a second session. Patients who require three or more treatments or resist Sclerotherapy are very rare. Regardless of the outcome, it is vital to have the support and care of a physician from Island Dermatology who will discuss realistic expectations for your results.

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What Side Effects Can I Expect From Spider Vein Treatment

Posted March 11th, 2011 in Spider Vein Treatment

Side effects are a risk of any medical treatment. Fortunately, serious or severe side effects very rarely occur in the case of spider vein treatment or therapy. It is ultimately a personal decision to undergo any type of procedure and patients must decide whether possible complications are an acceptable risk. A personal consultation is necessary […]

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How Much Does Spider Vein Treatment Cost

Posted March 10th, 2011 in Spider Vein Treatment

The professionals at Island Dermatology understand that many factors the enter in to the decision to undergo spider vein treatment. Risk, effectiveness and pain level are all important aspects to consider, however the importance of cost cannot be ignored. Prices of treatment sessions will vary according to a diverse set of variables and potential candidates […]

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Results of Spider Vein Treatment

Posted March 10th, 2011 in Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins are small discolorations resulting from blood vessels that appear in a tree branch or spider pattern and most commonly affect the legs, arms, neck and face. Depending on the severity, spider veins are unsightly and can even result in the development of several maladies including aching, itching, night cramps or heaviness. Fortunately, sufferers […]

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What Is Spider Vein Treatment

Posted March 9th, 2011 in Spider Vein Treatment

For as long as people have cared about their appearance, they have sought a way to reduce or eliminate spider veins. Spider veins, also known as venulectasias, are blood vessels that take on a purple, red or blue and are visible through the skin. They commonly appear on the legs, arms, neck and face and […]

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Spider Vein Treatment by Sclerotherapy

Posted March 9th, 2011 in Spider Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy is a form of spider vein treatment in which a sclerosing solution is injected into the blood vessel. The solution causes irritation and clotting in the vein, resulting in total collapse and eventual fading from view. Viewed by many as the most effective and time-tested of all spider vein treatment options, Sclerotherapy garners more […]

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