Sclerotherapy is a tried and tested non-surgical medspa procedure to treat spider veins. The procedure can be safely performed in an office setting without causing any significant discomfort to the patient. Most patients are able to return to their regular routine immediately and do not have to go through any specific post-operative downtime.
However, some amount of aftercare is necessary in the recovery phase following the spider vein procedure. The vein expert will discuss the recovery aspects during the consultation and advise certain do’s and don’ts to be followed for a few days or weeks.
Motykie Medical Spa, led by board certified and profound plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides spider vein treatment to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities and cities in this part of the country.
Immediate Post-Treatment Phase
The treatment provider will give instructions about the post-operative care that the patient will have to take after sclerotherapy. This will include advice about how to care for the skin in the affected areas and the normal symptoms that are anticipated. The provider will also apprise the patient about the potential signs of complications so that the patient can seek timely medical care.
Once the spider vein procedure is completed, the patient will notice a gradual but significant reduction in the appearance of the unwanted veins. In case of sclerotherapy, the patient can expect to have about 50 to 75 percent of the unsightly veins to be permanently removed. In case of a laser procedure, some of the veins may disappear after the first treatment, while others may require multiple treatment sessions.
Optimal results in spider vein removal medspa procedure are usually achieved with multiple treatments even in case of sclerotherapy. Mild side effects such as reddening, bruising, or discoloration of skin and occasional blisters may occur. These are temporary symptoms, which will go away in one to two months. If the symptoms are aggravated or persist for long, the patient should consult the treatment expert.
Other Aspects of Recovery
Some patients may need to wear support stockings in the early recovery phase to keep the treated spider veins closed and to improve bruising. Sun exposure in the treated sites must be avoided in the first few weeks. Tiny areas of scarring may occur in a few patients where sclerotherapy or laser treatment has been performed to eliminate spider veins.
The patient should be prepared to follow the post-op care instructions of the vein expert diligently. The compression stockings should be used as instructed, and the patient should perform regular activities only within the prescribed safe limits for a certain time period. Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas in this region of The Golden State for spider vein treatment.
Multiple sessions of sclerotherapy may be required because all of the spider veins may not respond to the first treatment. Some patients may have a progressive condition of spider veins, which means they may require treatment every few years to maintain sustainable results. The patient should visit the medical spa for follow-up appointments as advised by the vein expert.
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