Sclerotherapy Worked Like a Charm For My Spider Veins
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Spider vein treatment
I'm a mother of 2, a nurse and wife. In my late twenties I began noticing thin blue/gray veins starting to appear behind my legs. I lived with them for a few years and when I was 34 I decided to have them removed. A few of my coworkers recommended a vein specialist and before consulting with them, I researched different treatment options, including sclerotherapy and laser treatments. Sclerotherapy works by injecting a chemical into your vein called a sclerosing agent, which causes your veins to be blocked. By blocking your veins, they shut down and collapse. Lasers do the same thing but by using heat instead of chemicals. Both seemed like comparable treatment options and I figured I would let the doctor I liked most decide on which treatment to use.
The first doctor I consulted with was Dr. Sandra Lee, AKA Dr. Pimple Popper on Youtube. I had watched a lot of her videos on Youtube before deciding to see her. Dr. Lee and her office manager, Carlos, were so amazing! She told me that sclerotherapy would work well for my spider veins. I was so happy with Dr. Lee that I went ahead with the procedure.
My treatment took all of 10-15 minutes and did not hurt. Dr. Lee used a very fine needle that looked like it was bent to inject my veins. As she injected me, my veins disappeared before my eyes. I was pretty amazed at how quickly the treatment worked. I did not feel any pain during the procedure either.
Once my treatment was over, I really did not experience any bruising. The area that was injected felt a bit sore and I avoided very hot showers for the first 48 hours after the treatment to avoid constricting my blood vessels any more.
I would highly suggest getting sclerotherapy done as a spider vein treatment. It gave me optimal results and I have no complaints about my treatment or doctor.