Are vein therapy treatments painful?

Nobody likes to deal with unsightly veins on their face or legs, but the reality is that many people have them. But since they can be such a nuisance, people are often anxious to find ways to eliminate them quickly and effectively. Fortunately, there are several vein removal options available. But are these vein therapy treatments painful.

Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a traditional vein removal technique, and it remains a popular option for eliminating both spider veins and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a sclerosing solution into the vein, causing it to collapse. The vein eventually disappears within the following weeks. Sclerotherapy is a simple and relatively inexpensive procedure.

Is Sclerotherapy painful?
The injection of the solution into the veins is sometimes painful, and there may be a burning sensation as the fluid enters the vein. There may also be minor discomfort after the procedure, but this can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medicine.

Laser vein therapy
Laser vein therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses laser energy to heat up and destroy abnormal veins. The heat collapses and seals the vein, and the vein is absorbed by the body over the following weeks.

Is laser treatment painful?
Laser vein treatment is not normally painful; most patients only experience minimal discomfort. However, not all lasers are safe for all skin types, so be sure to visit an experienced medical practitioner with the necessary experience, so that you can be sure to receive the safest treatment possible.

If you are interested in learning more about vein removal, contact Dr. Rudy Coscia at The Plastic Surgery Center, with offices in Granite Bay and Sacramento, CA.

Call us today at (916) 929-1833 to schedule a consultation, and find out which vein removal option would be most appropriate for you.