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Chemical Ablation (sclerotherapy)

Despite all the advancements in laser technology, sclerotherapy still remains the overwhelming choice of doctors and patients for spider vein treatment. Why? Because it is more effective, and less painful than any other treatment available.

Sclerotherapy is the most commonly performed treatment for varicose and spider veins. By injecting chemical agents, we trigger inflammation in a diseased varicose vein or spider vein causing the vessel to swell and seal. This process leads the vessel to progressively shrink, allowing the vein to become completely absorbed by the body.

Large veins are injected using image guidance through ultrasound. [show a picture] Only by understanding the disease process deep to the skin may successful and safe treatment be accomplished. Small vein and spider veins do not require ultrasound during treatment, yet we will often use transillumination [show image] to permit better visualization of the superficial venous network.

At Lafayette Vein & Laser Center, we use only the FDA-approved chemical sclerosing agents, polidocanol (Asclera) and sodium tetradecyl sulfate (Sotradecol). Treatment is very well tolerated with very low risk, and a few minor side effects. The majority of patients require more than one or two sessions. Literature and our experience have shown better vessel clearance when combined with compression therapy.

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Lafayette Regional Vein and Laser Center of Lafayette, Indiana, is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of varicose vein disease. Patient suffering from a number of conditions including varicose veins, spider veins, venous reflux, and other types of vein disease come to us in search of the best vein treatment center in Eastern Indiana (Lafayette or West Lafayette). Under the direction of Marlin W. Schul, MD, our leading vein doctor and specialist, we seek out the best vein treatment options for each individual patient for varicose veins or spider veins or other cosmetic conditions. Among treatment options are endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), micro phlebectomy, chemical ablation, schlerotherapy and radiofrequency ablation. We also have one of the top estheticians in Indiana, who provides treatments at our facility such as profractional therapy, micro laser peels, broadband light therapy, and hair removal as well as facial and body treatments. Patients in Indiana looking for a top vein and laser center, top varicose vein specialist, and top esthetician, need look no farther. Our goal is to be the best vein center in Lafayette by having our top specialists work with each individual patient to create the best individualized plan for their treatment. Contact us today for an initial consultation. We are conveniently located at 3920 St Francis Way, Suite 105, Lafayette, IN 47905. (Click here to find us on Google+ Local). Call us at 756-588-9010 or send us an email.