Are you embarrassed by unsightly veins? Pregnancy, weight gain and prolonged sitting or standing can all contribute to the development of unsightly spider veins. Fortunately, at Beyond Beautiful you have options.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sherif Khattab specializes in sclerotherapy — a minimally invasive treatment that prompts troubled veins to collapse and disappear. Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure that can offer you permanent results.
Millions of men and women are bothered by 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, as well as 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. Once the treated area has been cleansed, 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.
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, but these side effects should taper off within a few days.
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.
If you’re ready to learn more about sclerotherapy, 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.