Sclerotherapy is a procedure whereby Livia Manner, FNP injects a chemical sclerosant into a small vein to collapse it. Sclerotherapy can effectively treat both varicose and spider veins. A popular and effective brand used by Nurse Practitioner Livia Manner at Aesthetic Excellence since 2009 is Polidocanol. Polidocanol is highly effective agent to obliterate small varicose and spider veins. Veins have valves that only allow blood only to flow in the direction of the heart. When these valves become incompetent, veins become enlarged and bulging (varicose veins). Smaller veins that feed these varicose veins can also become enlarged and appear as red or blue spider veins in the skin.
As Livia Manner, FNP injects the Polidocanol you will feel a slight to moderate stinging sensation that only last about one second or less. You will experience this same sensation for each vein that you want treated.
Sclerotherapy agents can be injected by Livia Manner, FNP anywhere you have small varicose and spider veins. The most frequently requested treatment locations are around the nose but mostly the legs are the most requested location.
Once Nurse Practitioner treats your small varicose veins or spider veins, you can usually expect to see definitive results in three to six weeks. Larger veins may require three to four months. However, multiple sessions spread a month apart may be needed to achieve best results.
Cosmetic sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure, and the patient leaves the office on the same day of treatment wearing a compression dressing for a few days post treatment.
The benefits of sclerotherapy involve either reduction or elimination of veins making your legs beautiful. The ideal candidate for cosmetic sclerotherapy has small superficial veins.