Vein Center Doctor Diana Wilsher, D.O. Explains Benefits of Sclerotherapy for Varicose Vein Treatment
Metro Vein Center Doctor Diana Wilsher, D.O., helps patients achieve relief from painful and unsightly varicose veins at the Dearborn, Michigan, location. She has been focusing on the treatment of varicose veins for the past six years and brings 18 total years of experience of practicing medicine. She is known in the field for her attention to patient care and in-depth knowledge of the most advanced treatment methods for varicose veins. Dr. Wilsher discusses one of the most innovative treatment methods that she performs on patients at the vein center to treat both varicose veins and spider veins.
What is One of the Most Advanced Methods for Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment?
Treatment methods for varicose veins have developed significantly over the past decade and now result in almost immediate results for patients without requiring a long recovery period. Knowing which treatment option is the best choice in each case is a determination that a patient will have to make with their trusted vein doctor. One of the most popular new methods for treating varicose veins and spider veins is sclerotherapy.
What Does Sclerotherapy Involve?
Sclerotherapy is typically used for patients who have smaller varicose veins or spider veins. Spider veins appear much closer to the skin surface than varicose veins and may not be as painful as larger varicose veins. This treatment option involves the injection of a sclerosing liquid directly into the weakened blood vessels. The veins instantaneously shut off, which means that the blood is no longer blocked in that place and can flow freely throughout other healthy veins. The weak vessel is absorbed back into the vascular system and is no longer visible from the surface of the skin. A vein doctor will use ultrasound detection to make sure that all offending veins are addressed with the sclerotherapy treatment.
A typical sclerotherapy session lasts about 10 minutes. A vein doctor may perform more than one session of sclerotherapy if the patient has visible varicose veins or spider veins on other areas of the leg. The total procedure time is about 30 minutes. The patient begins recovering almost immediately and can quickly resume typical activities.
Is Sclerotherapy Expensive?
Sclerotherapy may be covered by insurance in some cases. If you are looking for a varicose vein treatment option that is more likely covered by insurance, you may discuss with your vein doctor whether you are a good candidate for Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) or Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA). Both of these procedures are also effective for the treatment of varicose veins, but they are less frequently used to remove spider veins. They have minimal patient recovery time and are not painful in most cases.
More Information About Experienced Vein Doctor Diana Wilsher
After successfully completing her residency at Garden City Hospital in family medicine, Dr. Wilsher went on to join the American Osteopathic Association as well as the American Medical Association. When asked about why she is passionate about practicing as a trusted vein doctor at Metro Vein Centers, Dr. Wilsher says that she enjoys the ability to help patients realize a better quality of life through treating vascular conditions. She enjoys patient interactions and is always accessible and responsive to her patients in explaining what to expect from a vascular treatment and how to best recover afterward. More than 1,000 patients have trusted Dr. Wilsher to help them live a life free from the inconvenience and pain of varicose veins.