If you are you embarrassed by unsightly veins, it’s time to talk to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sherif Khattab about sclerotherapy. Dr. Khattab is considered a top provider of sclerotherapy in Torrance. He frequently performs this minimally invasive treatment which prompts troubled veins to collapse and disappear permanently.
Pregnancy, weight gain, and prolonged sitting or standing can all contribute to the development of damaged veins. Millions of men and women are bothered by the appearance of damaged veins, such as spider veins. These tiny clusters of red, blue, or purple veins commonly appear on the thighs, calves, and ankles. If you’re self-conscious about your spider veins, you may want to consider sclerotherapy treatments.
The best candidates are healthy and possess realistic expectations. Though most patients are 40 years of age or older, sclerotherapy can be performed on adults of all ages. Women who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding are advised to postpone sclerotherapy to a later date.
The consultation: In order to determine if you are good candidate for sclerotherapy, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. Your consultation will include an exam. It will also include a discussion of your medical history and cosmetic goals. This information will help Dr. Khattab determine if sclerotherapy is the right choice for you.
Procedure: Sclerotherapy is a quick outpatient procedure that can generally be completed in less than an hour. To start, the treatment area is cleansed. Then, Dr. Khattab will use a small needle to inject a sclerosing solution into your problem veins. The number of veins treated during your session will depend on the size and location of your troubled veins.
Sclerotherapy Recovery: Immediately following treatment, cotton balls and compression tape will be applied to your treated veins. You will also be given support hose to wear for the first several days of your recovery to inhibit swelling. You may experience some cramping, swelling, and bruising. These side effects should taper off within a few days.
Sclerotherapy Results: The final results of your procedure will develop over several weeks as scar tissue begins to develop in the treated veins, ultimately causing collapse. Once the treated veins collapse, they will be absorbed by your body, fading from visibility. It’s important to note that more than one sclerotherapy session is often needed to achieve desired results.
The price of sclerotherapy depends on the number of veins being treated and the number of injection sessions needed to accomplish the desired outcome. Dr. Khattab will create a personalized treatment plan as part of your consultation. The cost of your sclerotherapy treatment will then be reviewed with you.
If you’re ready to learn more about sclerotherapy in Torrance, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.