Injectables Specialist

Southern California Multi-Specialty Center

Pancreatic and Robotic Surgeons located in Porter Ranch, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

There are more than three million cases of varicose veins in the United States every year. Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, twisted veins that usually have a blue or dark purple color. They are caused by blood flowing in the wrong direction and pooling. Dr. Sammy Eghbalieh, at the Southern California Multi-Specialty Center, offers the most advanced treatments for varicose veins, including injectables. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

Injectables Q & A

What are varicose veins?

 Varicose veins are enlarged, raised and look twisted, appearing blue or dark purple under the skin. They occur when blood does not flow normally. Around 23% of adults in the United States have varicose veins.

Pregnant women commonly get varicose veins, and people who are overweight are at an increased risk of developing them.

Common symptoms associated with varicose veins include:

  • Aching legs
  • Swollen ankles
  • Spider veins

Varicose veins do not always require treatment, but if they cause discomfort or are severe, options are available. Dr. Sammy Eghbalieh at the Southern California Multi-Specialty Center treats patients with varicose veins with sclerotherapy injections.

What is sclerotherapy?

There are two types of sclerotherapy: foam sclerotherapy and standard sclerotherapy. Standard sclerotherapy is used for small- and medium-sized varicose veins.

During the procedure, Dr. Sammy Eghbalieh at the Southern California Multi-Specialty Center injects the varicose veins with a solution that scars and closes them. In a few weeks, your varicose veins should fade. If the initial procedure doesn't deliver the results you need, a second injection will be made.

For large varicose veins, foam sclerotherapy is used. It injects a foam solution into the veins to close and seal it.

Sclerotherapy doesn’t require anesthesia, has minimal side effects, and is very effective at removing varicose veins.

What can I expect during sclerotherapy?

Treatment of varicose veins with sclerotherapy is an easy procedure done in-office at the Southern California Multi-Specialty Center.

Before treatment, your doctor will ask that you refrain from taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, and, depending on your medical history, other medications, for one week before your appointment. You’ll also need to purchase a pair of compression stockings to wear following the procedure.

Sclerotherapy involves your doctor injecting a solution into your varicose veins that scars and closes them. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes. You may experience bruising in the treatment area, but it clears up within a few weeks.

Within a couple of weeks, the varicose vein should disappear.

Sclerotherapy has an 80% effectivity rate. Multiple treatments may be required to remove varicose veins permanently.