What is Vein Treatment?
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the offending vein. This solution causes the vein to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier non-observed veins. In other words, the spider-veins disappear, but after recovery you won’t notice the difference. Varicose and spider veins occurring on the legs, face and nose can be treated.
Sclerotherapy may be covered by Manitoba Health depending on the severity of your varicose veins. Spider veins will not be covered and must be paid for privately. The price ranges from $200-600.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Patients are required to wear compression dressings or stockings for 1-3 weeks after treatment for best long-term results.
The treatment usually takes about 20 minutes. Your spider veins clear up gradually over the next few weeks as your body reabsorbs and eliminates the collapsed capillaries.
Spider veins are not functioning.
In case the idea of scarring your blood vessels makes you uneasy, spider veins are already broken. They’re not doing the job they were meant to do, so your circulatory system won’t miss them.
Spider veins in your legs usually arise because the tiny valves that push the blood forward weaken with age. As the capillaries bulge with blood, they branch out, causing the spidery appearance of red, blue, or purple superficial veins.
When you have spider veins on your face, they’re usually a sign of damage. Sun exposure can degrade the integrity of facial veins. So can treating your face too roughly, particularly around the nose.
Anything that increases pressure on your blood vessels increases your risk of broken valves and weakened veins and capillaries. Even the most mundane things, carrying a couple more pounds than you like, standing all day for work, or even pregnancy can increase your risk for spider and varicose veins.
Where does it work
Varicose and spider veins occurring on the legs, face and nose can be treated.
If you have other questions, feel free to book an in-person appointment today so that Doctor Omichinski can help to inform you further.
What are they?
Are they different kinds?
What causes these?
Do veins hurt?
Can I get rid of them?
Interventions available include surgical and non-surgical measures. Not all veins can be managed non surgically and may only be able to be managed through surgery. Non-surgical measures include electrical or laser treatments. Or use of medications injected into the vein.
Surgical treatments remove the offending veins while non-surgical measures work by irritating the lining of the vein, and then compressing the sides together so that the vein sticks closed and eventually goes away. Our team uses injections with safe agents to manage veins.
Are treatments permanent?
Are treatments covered by Manitoba health insurance?
Varicose vein therapies may be covered by Manitoba health if the veins are both large enough and are symptomatic. The cost of the injection agent is not covered, but we do supply the product for the client.
Smaller veins and asymptomatic veins like spider veins are not covered but can still be successfully managed but are billed privately to the client.
Do I always have to wear the stockings?
How do you determine the treatment plan?
All treatment plans start with a consultation. Ideally, an individual should be referred by their primary health care provider, but we also provide direct booking options. One of our vein team members will review the history and do a thorough assessment to determine the best options for vein management for everyone. By using doppler or bed side ultrasound the physician will be able to provide the best options for the client to ensure a successful treatment plan. Once in place the physician will provide a prescription for compression stockings if not already available and will set up a future appointment for injection day.