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Is Spider Vein Treatment Painful?

Is Spider Vein Treatment Painful? | Houston Vein Specialist | Woodlands TXSclerotherapy is a minimally invasive technique to get rid of spider veins. Typically, it is not painful, and a lot of people just feel a brief pinching sensation. The medical provider will explain what one should anticipate during the process of sclerotherapy before the appointment. Reger Vein and Skin Specialists, led by Dr. Gregg Reger, provide spider vein treatment and other medical spa services to patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, TX, and surrounding communities.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a common procedure to improve the appearance of spider veins. This procedure can also alleviate pain, distress, swelling, and stinging which might accompany spider veins. It is a minimally invasive procedure that entails the injection of a chemical solution into the spider veins. This solution causes the veins to swell and block off, interrupting the flow of blood and enabling the vein to disappear within a few weeks.

Treatment

Sclerotherapy is completed in a medical office setting without the need for anesthesia. It can take somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes to finish depending on the size of the area and the number of veins treated. It could be necessary to inject a single vein more than once and the treatments will need to be spaced apart every few weeks or months. During the procedure, the patient will be lying on their back with their legs slightly raised. The provider will clean the affected area prior to injecting the veins with a solution. There may be some slight stinging or cramping when the needle is inserted, and it is important to communicate any discomfort to the provider. Once the veins have been injected, the treatment is finished.

Recovery

After the procedure, it is essential to remain active and move about to stop the formation of blood clots. Patients may go back to their everyday activities immediately. Your healthcare provider may suggest that you avoid direct sunlight and put on compression stockings to help with the healing process. Reger Vein and Skin Specialists, led by Dr. Gregg Reger, provide spider vein treatment and other medical spa services to patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, TX, and surrounding communities.


For More Information contact Reger Vein and Skin Specialists in The Woodlands, TX

For more information on procedures and treatments offered by Board Certified Phlebologist Dr. Gregg Reger at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists please call 832-585-0090 or click here to contact our team. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.