Veinlite Sclerotherapy is a revolutionary new procedure used in the removal of superficial spider veins and feeder vessels.
What is Veinlite?
The Veinlite is a device that allows the physician to view veins which are below the surface of the skin and which may not be visible to the human eye. In order to treat spider veins and prevent them from recurring is to also remove all feeder veins which cause the spider veins to develop. By being able to view veins beneath the skin, the doctor is able to more precisely inject spider veins where the sclerosing agent will be most effective. The Veinlite is not effective for viewing deep veins, only those close to the surface of the skin.
Is Veinlite Sclerotherapy right for me?
Veinlite Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure and requires little to no down time. The procedure only takes up to an hour and the patient may return to work and normal activities immediately following the procedure. Your physician will discuss all treatment options with you during your initial consultation.
What can I expect regarding the procedure?
The day of the procedure, the doctor may apply a numbing agent to help you manage with the slight pain that could occur. A sclerosing agent, which consists of a sodium solution, will be injected into the distressed vein. After the injection, the walls of the vein will become irritated and blood will cease to flow through it. Eventually, the vein will shrink and be absorbed into the body as scar tissue and will no longer be visible.
How many sessions will I need?
One Veinlite sclerotherapy session may be enough to rid of unwanted spider veins but usually up to six treatments could be necessary to achieve the best results. Your current condition and your expectations will determine this.
What are the side effects?
There are a few possible side effects of Veinlite sclerotherapy, but they generally don’t last for more than a couple of weeks. Bruising and/or swelling should be expected around the vein site for up to a couple of weeks following the procedure. Also, small lumps of blood may form in the vein and could become inflamed, which may be slightly painful. This is very rare and your physician will be able to remove these lumps at your follow up office visit.
What can I expect afterward?
Follow all post-treatment instructions to minimize most side effects. Patients should exercise frequently and avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. Also, wearing the provided compression stockings will assist in the healing process. Veinlite sclerotherapy will remove unwanted spider veins permanently but it does not prevent spider veins from forming in the future. You should discuss the best way to prevent future problems with your physician.