Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment


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The Secret Vein Clinic is the #1 facility for sclerotherapy treatment in San Diego! With more than two decades of experience, Peter Mann is San Diego’s leading expert in the treatment of venous diseases including varicose veins and spider veins. As a fellowship trained vascular surgeon, he is uniquely qualified to provide his patients with the most technologically advanced vein care available anywhere.  Today’s options for varicose vein treatment in San Diego are simple, safe, minimally invasive and virtually pain-free.  Best of all there’s no down-time and many of the procedures are covered by medical insurance plans. Done in the office in less than an hour patients can walk out and be symptom free almost immediately.

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Ultrasound Screening Before Sclerotherapy is Important

We are one of the very few vein clinics that insist all of our patients undergo a Ultrasound Screening before starting Sclerotherapy treatments. This initial, short and very simple ultrasound screening is vital in making sure that patients are correctly diagnosed and thus not do not receive unnecessary treatments. If a provider treats your veins as solely a cosmetic concern and begins Sclerotherapy they may be overlooking deeper underlying vein issues. In fact, treating Sclerotherapy when you may indeed have vein disease will exacerbate the problem. Only a trained Vascular Surgeon knows to treat every patient that has veins with utmost concern. We are very pleased to be able to offer Ultrasound Screening at our all inclusive vein clinic and complete it during the same appointment as the Sclerotherapy so that every patient's appointment is efficient and effective.


Sclerotherapy San Diego - Everything You Need to Know

In sclerotherapy, a state-of-the-art foam material is injected with a tiny needle into the vein that causes inflammation and the vein walls to collapse. Compression stockings are then used to make sure that the vein walls stay collapsed. The vein gradually dissolves over several weeks and ultimately disappears.

Sclerotherapy treatment is the “gold standard” and is preferred over laser for eliminating large spider veins (telangiectasia) and smaller varicose leg veins. Unlike a laser, the sclerosing solution additionally closes the “feeder veins” under the skin that are causing the spider veins to form, thereby making a recurrence of the spider veins in the treated area less likely.

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Sclerotherapy Frequently Asked Questions


What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy treatment is the “gold standard” and is preferred over laser for eliminating large spider veins (telangiectasia) and smaller varicose leg veins. In Sclerotherapy, a state-of-the-art foam material is injected with a tiny needle into the vein that causes inflammation and the vein walls then collapse. Compression stockings are then used to make sure that the vein walls stay collapsed. The vein gradually dissolves over several weeks and ultimately disappears.

How long does Sclerotherapy take? Is it painful?
Sclerotherapy can be done in less than an hour at our clinic, and it is a pain-free procedure! When therapy is complete, patients will be able to get up and walk out of the clinic virtually pain and symptom free.

How many treatments will it take to cure the affected veins?
Unlike a laser procedure, the sclerosing solution additionally closes the “feeder veins” under the skin that are causing the spider veins to form, thereby making a recurrence of the spider veins in the treated area less likely. It is our goal to treat the affected area with one single treatment though some patients may experience rare recurrences as result of the inevitable effects of aging veins.

How do I know when I need sclerotherapy treatment?
At The Secret Vein Clinic, spider vein diagnosis is determined by a thorough physical examination and a non-invasive ultrasound test to determine the health of the saphenous veins. Based on this examination, Dr. Mann will then determine the best treatment for you.

Are there any side effects with sclerotherapy treatments?
Though very rare, some patients experience minor side effects such as mild itching, temporary tenderness or mild bruising at the injection site. Hyperpigmentation is also a possibility which is a temporary discoloration of the skin along the vein in the injection area. This should fade in days or weeks.

What type of anesthesia is required?
Sclerotherapy treatments do not require any type of anesthesia. Even without anesthesia it is a painless, non-invasive procedure with little to no recovery time.


ULTRASOUND GUIDED SCLEROTHERAPY:

Ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy treatment is an alternative to treat veins that are too small or too tortuous to treat with a laser or R.F.Closure. In addition it is a new treatment for patients with previous vein stripping or recurrent disease. This advanced vein treatment uses ultrasound technology to guide injections of a solution that closes the vein at the precise source of the disease. Besides it is an extremely effective treatment for perforator veins (the veins connecting the deep veins to the saphenous veins).

Sclerotherapy treatment in San Diego

Before and After

 We are providers for Medicare, Tri Care and most PPO insurances, including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, and United Health Care.

We are the #1 clinic for Sclerotherapy in San Diego!

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Dr. Mann Performing the Sclerotherapy Procedure