Sclerotherapy

Discover a fast, simple and painless treatment for spider veins

While other treatments can be used to treat larger problem veins, it is also common to have smaller tributary veins that don’t function properly. Left untreated, these spider veins can cause uncomfortable symptoms and lead to even more varicose veins.

“This was hands down the easiest and least complicated procedure I’ve ever experienced. A quick screening and a few shots later, and I’m completely free of spider veins!”

Dr. Gilvydis uses sclerotherapy to effectively treat spider veins. Small injections of a liquid sclerosing agent (also called a “sclerosant”) are used to achieve much the same result as our other techniques do for larger spider veins. Dr. Gilvydis has extensive experience in the use of sclerotherapy and has helped thousands of patients achieve excellent results with this technique.

Here are some common questions about Sclerotherapy:

Is sclerotherapy right for me?

If you are considering vein treatment, such as sclerotherapy in Illinois, it’s important to be sure it is the right option for you. There are several types of treatment that can help with problem veins and reduce or even eliminate the uncomfortable symptoms that they can cause.

“My veins are looking 30 years younger after just a few visits with Dr. Gilvydis. He recommended sclerotherapy treatment, which I was happy to discover is completely non-invasive.”

A sclerosing solution is injected near or directly into the troublesome vein. This causes the vein to naturally and painlessly close up. This proven treatment is fast and easy – it does not require anesthesia, and you can return to your regular activities right away.

However, sclerotherapy is not for everyone. Patients who suffer from complications of the legs’ larger veins should pursue EVLA, a treatment that uses a medical laser to collapse and close off a vein. Larger veins are typically responsible for the issues and symptoms experienced in the smaller ones.

What can I expect after the treatment?

Sclerotherapy is quick and virtually discomfort-free. The likelihood of any complication is very low. You should avoid vigorous physical activity for about 48 hours, although taking time to walk for a few minutes now and then can help. Remaining immobile is not recommended.

After 72 hours have passed, it is safe for most patients to resume all of their normal daily activities, including work and exercise. Heed any advice from your doctor, as there might be special precautions or things to be aware of in your case.

Is sclerotherapy painful?

Sclerotherapy requires a small injection of specialized fluid. For that reason, some patients may find the experience a tad worrying. However, discomfort is minimal. Many patients do not feel anything at all, and the treatment itself takes only a few minutes.

Why do you have to wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy?

Compression stockings should be worn for about a week after sclerotherapy. This helps to support proper blood flow and circulation during the healing period while the body adjusts to changes in the vein structure. It also minimizes any soreness that might arise after treatment.

How many treatments are required?

Depending on your needs, you might require only a single treatment. In general, each treatment will collapse one smaller vein. However, there is a limit to how much sclerosing liquid may be used at one time, so you might need to schedule multiple treatment appointments.

“Thanks to Dr. Gilvydis, i don’t have to worry about how I look in shorts, skirts and dresses! I feel rejuvenated, and would recommend this clinic to anyone”

If you have several spider veins or other tributary vein problems, you might benefit from EVLA alongside sclerotherapy. Dr. Gilvydis will advise you on how to combine these to minimize appointments and wait time. You can discontinue treatment whenever you see fit.

Take the next step – Request your FREE vein screening today.

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