About Sclerotherapy Spider Vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy is a popular, minimally invasive procedure for both the treatment of smaller varicose veins as well as spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting polidocanol directly into the vein itself, causing it to constrict, close and eventually fade from view. Blood flow is then re-routed to healthier veins, leaving legs looking younger and more aesthetically pleasing.
Following your sclerotherapy treatment with Chesapeake vein specialist and vein doctor, Dr. Surya Challa, your small varicose veins or spider veins will disappear in a matter of weeks, though occasionally it may take up to a month to see optimal results.
Several sclerotherapy treatments may be recommended to achieve your desired aesthetic result. This treatment does not involve anesthesia and, because it is generally considered cosmetic, may not be covered by insurance.
FAQ: Sclerotherapy in Chesapeake, VA
What conditions does sclerotherapy treat?
Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective option for reducing the appearance of small varicose veins as well as spider veins.
How does this procedure work?
Sclerotherapy causes veins to collapse and fade from view by injecting them with polidocanol. Veins typically disappear quickly following treatment, though it can take up to a month for optimal results. A series of treatments may be recommended for more severe spider veins.
Is this treatment covered by insurance?
No, this treatment is generally considered cosmetic and therefore not covered by insurance.
Is this an outpatient procedure?
Yes. No anesthesia or sedation is required for this quick, in-office treatment, which can take as little as 10 minutes.
Is this test painful?
While some patients may feel a slight pinching sensation, or pressure at injection site, the treatment is typically well tolerated and comfortable.
When can I resume my daily activities?
Resuming daily activities is encouraged immediately following your sclerotherapy treatment in Chesapeake. Dr. Challa recommends walking immediately after your treatment to encourage blood flow re-routing to healthier veins.
How many procedures has Dr. Challa performed?
Dr. Challa has performed over more than a thousand Sclerotherapy procedures and Chesapeake Vein Center & MedSpa is considered a premier destination for Sclerotherapy in Chesapeake, VA.
What regions does Chesapeake Vein Center & MedSpa serve?
Chesapeake Vein Center & MedSpa in Chesapeake, VA is convenient to clients in Norfolk county and the Virginia Beach area.
What makes Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa different?
Dr. Challa rigorously reviews all medical protocols at Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa in the Hampton Roads area prior to application. An advantage of having a surgeon such as Dr. Challa actively practicing at the same site is the higher standard that medical offices typically adhere to. You can be assured that these practices are safe, effective and tested.
Is Dr. Surya Challa actively practicing in Chesapeake, Virginia?
Yes! Dr. Challa actively sees and treats patients at Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa. This means that our office adheres to a higher standard of care, equal to that of medical offices. Other medical spas are often ‘overseen’ by a medical director, or may be simply ‘associated’ with a medical director; neither of these situations carries any guarantee that the medical director even practices out of that location.
How can I make an appointment?
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Is a hospital stay required?
No, Sclerotherapy is a quick and easy in-office treatment, after which you can resume your daily activities.