SCLEROTHERAPY / LEG VEIN TREATMENTS
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Dr. Tess Mauricio, MD, FAAD is
a Board Certified Dermatologist
from Stanford University Medical
School. She graduated Summa
Cum Laude from UCSD and is a
past President of the San Diego
Society of Dermatological
Surgery. She is known
worldwide as “America’s
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat spider veins and some varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution directly into the vein. Dr. Tess
prefers using a Glycerin solution which is basically sugar water and virtually
harmless. The glycerin irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell
and stick together, and the blood to clot. Over time, your body breaks down this
non-working blood vessel leaving the legs looking younger and vein free.
Sclerotherapy is a proven procedure that has been in use since the 1930s.
Candidates for Sclerotherapy
If you have unsightly spider veins (small superficial red veins)
If you have mild varicose veins (larger, deeper green veins)
You can have sclerotherapy if you take birth control pills.
If you have had a blood clot in the past, your eligibility will be decided on an
Varicose veins must not be hard to touch
What to Do Before Sclerotherapy
We recommend avoiding medications that increase bruising such as aspirin,
ibuprofen (such as Advil, Motrin, and Nuprin) or other anti-inflammatory drugs for
48-72 hours before sclerotherapy. Tylenol, however, should not affect this
Plan ahead: We recommend that you refrain from cardio activity for 1 week after
treatment. To maximize results we provide you with medical-grade compression
stockings to wear for 7 days after treatment. These stockings can be worn under
pants, dresses or skirts.
How Sclerotherapy Is Done
A solution is injected through a very fine needle directly into the vein. Patients
report no pain when the solution is being injected. The procedure itself takes
approximately 15 to 30 minutes depending on how many veins are being treated.
The number of veins injected in one session depends on the size and location of
the veins. For moderate to severe cases the initial treatment will need to be broken
up into 2 sessions, done one month apart.
Sclerotherapy is performed in the doctor's office usually by a dermatologist or
trained licensed medical provider.
Before you go you will put on special medical grade compression stockings that
are designed to enhance sclerotherapy results.
Does It Hurt
Most patients are surprised at how comfortable the treatment is. We use a very
fine needle to inject the solution. The solution has a small amount of numbing
medication mixed in. After the treatment you can have mild swelling and bruising
but patients can resume normal daily activities.
Why we’re the Sclerotherapy experts
Dr. Tess has been offering Sclerotherapy for over 10 years. We use a technique
that minimizes the number of injections needed. We have all of our Sclerotherapy
patients use special medical-grade compression stockings to maximize and
increase longevity of results. Patients have reported that our results were better
than other offices.
Dr. Tess patient Before / After
Dr. Tess talks sclerotherapy on San Diego Living
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