Progress MD Spider Vein Treatments

Sclerotherapy Treatments

what does it help?

Sclerotherapy is a procedure that uses a prescription medication called Asclera to treat two types of veins in the lower extremities:


-Uncomplicated spider veins or telangiectasias (<1mm in diameter)

-Uncomplicated reticular veins (1-3mm in diameter) on the lower extremities.


Sclerotherapy is not used on vessels that are greater than 3mm in diameter or on flesh colored bulging veins

what does the treatment do?

After determining if you are a good candidate for sclerotherapy a medication called Asclera is injected into the spider veins or reticular veins to decrease their appearance.


Research concluded on average, 87% of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their Asclera® treatment. Patients were significantly more satisfied with Asclera® than with either sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS) or placebo (p<0.0001).

how does it work?

Asclera (polidocanol) is a sclerosing agent that is injected directly into the veins causing localized damage to the endothelium (inner lining) of the blood vessels. A platelet response at the site causing a dense network of platelets, and fibrin to occlude the vein and eventually replaced the vein with healthy tissue and the veins fade from view. While using a Christie Vein Viewer to ensure the needle and sclerosing agent make it into the right vein and the Medication is administered effectively. 

Laser Spider Vein Treatments

What Does It Help?

The Nd:YAG laser is the gold standard technology for non-invasive treatment of face and leg veins. The Nd:YAG laser can also be used to address facial wrinkles and acne scars although best results frequently are achieved when the laser is used in combination with other treatments. 


Laser Spider Vein Treatments are best for:


-Facial Veins & Small Patches of Redness

-Uncomplicated spider veins or telangiectasias (<1mm in diameter)

-Uncomplicated reticular veins (1-3mm in diameter) on the lower extremities.


Laser Vein Treatments are not used on vessels that are greater than 3mm in diameter or on flesh colored bulging veins.

What Does the Treatment Do?

The laser beam passes through the skin and penetrates the targeted vessels, causing the blood inside the vessel to coagulate and the vessel walls to collapse and seal. These vessels are then dissolved within the body between treatment intervals. The number of treatments necessary to achieve the desired results varies, but 3+ treatments, at 6-8 week intervals may be needed.

How Does it Work?

A 1064 nm wavelength that is almost completely transparent to the skin and is highly absorbed in the blood. The 1064 nm wavelength energy of the Nd:YAG laser targets the hemoglobin of red blood cells within the treated blood vessels. The heat generated in the red blood cell leads to micro-clotting and causes irritation of the inner lining of the blood vessel, leading to partial or complete collapse of the blood vessel, which then degenerates.

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH SCLEROTHERAPY & LASER VEIN TREATMENTS

MEDICAL DEVICES | ITEMS

Sclerotherapy

26 gauge 1/2 inch hypodermic needle

Asclera 0.5% and/or 1.0%

1ml syringes

3ml Syringes

Alcohol Prep

Topical Numbing

Thigh High Compression Hose


Laser Spider Vein Treatment

Quanta Ultrawave II 

1064 nm Long Pulse

Zimmer Cryo 6 

Alcohol Prep

Cold Sono Gel

Topical Numbing Optional

TIMELINE FOR RESULTS

 Results often vary from patient to patient. Most patients will see results within a few days to one week after their procedure. Most Patients seeking to get rid of superficial spider and reticular veins will need 3 sessions of laser, injections and or a combination of both for best results. 

PAIN LEVEL

Mild to moderate discomfort is reported by most patients. Post procedure localized redness, inflammation and minimal burning is common for patients receiving laser and or sclerotherapy treatments. 

LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT

New patient 30-45 minutes

Returning patient 30 minutes

Combination with laser 30-60 minutes

AVERAGE RECOVERY TIME

- Avoid strenuous exercise (running, heavy lifting, squatting) for 3 days

- Wear Compression hose for 2 - 3 weeks


Treatment Intervals


Asclera Injections | 4-8 Weeks Apart

Laser Treatments | 6-8 Weeks Apart

CONTRAINDICATIONS

- Patients with venous inefficiencies, reflex, clots, or those with flesh colored bulging veins - we can assess if you are a good candidate and or refer to you a specialist to clear you before you proceed with this cosmetic treatment. 

- Acute Thromboembolism Diseases

- Pregnancy/Breast Feeding


Venous Ultrasound is required to assess for venous inefficiencies, reflex, or clots on all clients presenting with flesh colored bulging veins prior to any treatment. 

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