Sclerotherapy Specialist

True Care Health and Wellness

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Tempe, AZ

Are unsightly veins keeping you from feeling confident in your skin? Or are leg veins causing you discomfort? True Care Health & Wellness in Tempe, Arizona, can help. With sclerotherapy, naturopathic physicians Corey Skubisz, NMD, and Teresita Barrantes, NMD, offer a way to clear spider veins. If you’re interested in learning more about this treatment, call their office or schedule your appointment online.

Sclerotherapy Q & A

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What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is an injection-based treatment designed to eliminate spider and varicose veins. It’s most commonly used to treat leg veins.

You might choose sclerotherapy because you don’t like the appearance of the veins on your legs or because those veins are causing uncomfortable symptoms.

Varicose veins become apparent because the vein is enlarged and gnarled. Not only does this make it visible, but it can also cause blood backflow. Some of the symptoms of varicose veins and their prevention of consistent blood flow include:

  • Swelling
  • Aching
  • Burning
  • Leg cramping, especially at night

Whether your interest in vein removal stems from you seeking relief from discomfort or a desire for certain cosmetic results, sclerotherapy is a safe, effective treatment option.

How does sclerotherapy work?

During sclerotherapy, Dr. Skubisz or Dr. Barrantes at True Care Health & Wellness injects a solution into the vein you want to target. Most patients report that this procedure is very tolerable. You might feel a stinging or burning sensation at the injection site, but it fades quickly.

The injected solution irritates the lining of your vein, causing it to collapse. As a result, your body reroutes your blood flow to healthy veins.

Once the vein stops receiving a steady supply of blood, it turns into scar tissue. Then, your body begins to absorb it into the surrounding tissue. Eventually, it disappears. This clears the vein from the skin’s surface and alleviates any uncomfortable symptoms.

What should I expect after my sclerotherapy appointment?

Because sclerotherapy is such a minimally invasive procedure, it requires virtually no recovery time. In fact, the True Care Health & Wellness team will encourage you to regularly walk after your sclerotherapy treatment to avoid the formation of blood clots.

You’ll be encouraged to get up and move often but should avoid strenuous exercise for a couple of weeks.

You should also expect to wear compression stockings or bandages for a certain time period (usually about two weeks).

A single sclerotherapy treatment may be sufficient to clear the appearance of your veins, or you may need multiple sessions to deliver your desired results.

Are you interested in learning more about how this simple, effective procedure can eliminate unsightly veins and the issues they cause you? Call True Care Health & Wellness or book your appointment online today.

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