This patient recently asked us to post his ‘before and after’ photos of his spider veins on the inner ankle (medial malleolus) following treatment here at La Jolla Vein Care. He is a 62 year-old gentleman whose wife found the appearance of these unsightly veins a nuisance and they also caused itching. As a result, he wanted them to ‘disappear’ before summer. Four weeks after his second treatment session, (8 weeks total) most of these diseased blue and red dilated vessels had disappeared. He was treated with two sessions of liquid sclerotherapy using Asclera pharmaceutical grade solution. He wore his compression stockings the entire 8 weeks.
Sclerotherapy is used to treat the small spider veins on the legs. Only a trained physician or RN/PA should administer sclerotherapy injections. Sclerotherapy usually requires more than one treatment session for best results and may take several weeks to see optimal results. The national average is 3-5 treatment sessions. A different type of sclerotherapy, called foam sclerotherapy is used to treat larger blue, reticular veins and varicose veins. This should be done under ultrasound guidance and is performed by a Medical Doctor. Read more about sclerotherapy and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy at La Jolla Vein Care.com or click here to see more La Jolla Vein Care’s before and after photos.