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Sclerotherapy: The Long and the Short of It

Tennis skirts, shorts, bathing suits, and short skirts are flirty and fun items of apparel, but they can be painfully revealing if you suffer from spider veins. Individuals of any age can develop spider veins. Sometimes it takes a while to make up your mind to seek treatment, but don’t put it off any longer.  Jean Chapman, M.D., a board-certified vein doctor in Alpharetta, GA, is ready to help.

Make an Appointment to Get Checked

At your consultation appointment, Dr. Chapman will discuss your medical history and make a full evaluation of your veins.  Normally, if your veins are small to medium, the best treatment is sclerotherapy. Dr. Chapman will discuss the treatment with you and answer any questions you may have before she begins.

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In-Office Procedure

The procedure takes place in the office where Dr. Chapman injects an FDA-approved solution into the targeted vein. The solution causes scar tissue to form inside the vein which seals it.  Eventually, the vein shrinks then disappears because the feeder vein is cut off. The treatment is painless and requires no anesthesia. Sometimes ultrasound is used when injecting veins below the skin.  Stubborn veins may take two treatments to fully dissolve.

No Downtime

Follow up treatment may include a compression bandage or stocking. Walking is encouraged because it speeds healing.  Dr. Chapman and her staff are available to answer any questions you may have post-treatment.

Each patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.

If you want to get rid of redness and learn how to keep your skin looking great, make an appointment at LaserMed Skin & Vein Clinic.  Dr. Jean Chapman can help you look your best whether it’s laser treatments, body contouring, vein relief, or facial peels.  The office is conveniently located in Alpharetta, GA, and serves the surrounding communities such as Cumming, Roswell, Johns Creek, and Milton.  You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to get your face and skin looking like a million bucks.

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