Unsightly, unwanted leg and hand veins can bring a person a number of problems, including poor circulation and self-consciousness. Fortunately, Dr. Goldman & Dr. Fabi are highly experienced sclerotherapy experts and phlebotomists in San Diego who can perform the treatment for all of their patients!
Sclerotherapy For Varicose Veins in San Diego
Sclerotherapy is a serious of non-invasive injections to the legs or hands that is designed to effectively eliminate the appearance of spider veins. Using a medication known as a sclerosing agent, our doctors administer the injections to the feeder vein, which is the main vein causing other small veins to break away and appear. Addressing the root cause of the problem is the best way to reduce the appearance of spider veins in this quick and easy office visit. Depending on the number of spider veins you’re experiencing, it may be necessary for a series of office visits to take place, even though it’s very common for patients to notice an immediate result in the reduction of their veins appearance right away. Sclerotherapy is a very safe procedure, and is often times more effective than laser vein removal treatments.
Why Choose Us?
Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, and Sabrina G. Fabi, MD, are experts in the performance of non-invasive sclerotherapy treatment for unwanted varicose veins. As the author of the most widely used textbooks on sclerotherapy and a pioneer in the field of facial and leg veins, Dr. Goldman is the world authority on procedures and treatments. As highly regarded contributors to the field of dermatologic research, Dr. Goldman and Dr. Fabi have performed more successful sclerotherapy procedures than anyone else in the area. When you come to San Diego Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, you aren’t trusting just anyone…you’re trusting the experts.
If you’re interested in learning more about how our doctors can help you overcome spider veins on your legs, we encourage you to contact our team of experts today!
Candidates for Varicose Vein Treatment
You might be an excellent candidate to undergo treatment for leg veins in San Diego with Dr. Goldman or Dr. Fabi if you are currently experiencing any of the following vein problems, including but not limited to:
- Hand Veins
- Leg Veins
- Calf Veins
Though most individuals are a candidate for sclerotherapy instead of more invasive vein removal procedures like a phlebectomy, it’s necessary to visit us for an initial consultation to determine the best course of treatment for you. During this time, we’ll be able to examine your concerns in person to develop a treatment plan that is completely custom to your exact needs. If you’re not a candidate for sclerotherapy, you may fair better with a different vein treatment, including:
Watch Dr. Goldman Treat A Patient With Sclerotherapy
Understanding how sclerotherapy can help you overcome stubborn and unsightly reticular veins is the goal of our doctors. Listed below are some of the most commonly asked questions about the non-invasive procedure. If you have any additional questions, please contact our office today and we’d be happy to speak with you about your concerns.
Q: Is sclerotherapy safe?
A: Yes, when performed by an expert injector, sclerotherapy is extremely safe. With that being said, it’s very important to visit a board certified dermatologist who has an extensive knowledge in vein treatments to ensure that you receive the safest and most effective treatments possible. GBFG&F is home to expert vein injectors who are board certified dermatologists and diplomats of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
Q: Who should perform sclerotherapy injections?
A: It’s crucial to visit a doctor who has been trained uniquely in sclerotherapy. Dr. Mitchel P. Goldman, director of GBFG&F, is a pioneer of the treatment. This means that Dr. Goldman has the highest level of knowledge when it comes to performing sclerotherapy treatments.
Q: When can I see results after my sclerotherapy injections?
A: Though the results vary from person to person, it is possible to notice an improvement right away. In many cases, you’ll visibly see veins disappear in front of your eyes. However, over the course of the next several weeks, the medicine injected into your veins will continue to spread, therefore improving results. If you have additional questions about sclerotherapy in San Diego, please contact us today!
Q: What are varicose veins?
A: Varicose veins can develop for a number of reasons, including pregnancy, genetic factors, or due to age. These bulging veins can occur when the blood in the vessels begins to flow backwards as a result of blocked passageways. These veins are not necessary and do more harm to the body than good, which is why they can be easily removed during varicose vein surgery or with sclerotherapy.
Q: Will I need multiple treatments?
A: This is dependent on the patient. Sometimes, a person may require 2-3 treatments to see optimal results, though many will see excellent results after just one injection. During your consultation, our doctors will be able to better address this question for you in person.
Q: Is there any down time following sclerotherapy in San Diego?
A: There is very minimal downtime following sclerotherapy. Patients are encouraged to walk and continue with normal activities, however they must wear compression stockings non-stop for the first week. After that, the stockings can be removed to shower. This helps ensure optimal results.
Get Rid Of Your Blue Veins Today!
If you’d like more information on how our team of cosmetic laser dermatologists can help you look and feel your best by overcoming leg or hand veins with sclerotherapy in San Diego, please contact our medical practice today by calling (858) 657-1002. With advanced technology, cutting edge techniques, and world-renowned dermatologists, we’re confident in our abilities to bring you the best results possible.
For additional information on whether or not you’d be an excellent candidate for San Diego sclerotherapy treatments, please contact GBFG&F Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego today.
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