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#1 SAM

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    Posted 30 January 2009 - 01:52 PM

    Hello Ladies,

    So yestersday I had Sclerotherphy for my spider veins. I inheritated this from my mom and started to notice them when I was pregnant with my son. They weren't bad but I noticed them, I have very fair skin so everything shows. I also wanted nice looking legs for my DW.

    Basically my dermotologist injected the unwanted veins with a sclerosing solution which causes the target vein to immediately shrink, and then dissolve over a period of weeks as the body naturally absorbs the treated vein. I'm not going to lie it was uncomfortable. After the injection it feels like a bad leg cramp.

    Wanted to see if anyone else has had this done? What was the outcome?

    #2 MsSunshine

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      Posted 30 January 2009 - 01:57 PM

      I also got it when I was pregnant with my daughter. I'm considering on having it done one day. How long did the cramping last? and how long did the procedure take? I had no idea that it would be uncomfortable.

      #3 KatyKo

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        Posted 30 January 2009 - 02:10 PM

        This is something that makes me so angry. I am 25 and have never been pregnant, or even overweight and I have these all over my legs...well at least it seems like it. I try so hard to stay in shape, yet in the summer, I barely wear shorts or skirts because of these things.

        I just had sclerotherapy tested on me recently. The doctor injected a few just to make sure it would work on me (free of charge) and I am scheduled to go back in a month to do the full procedure. The whole thing is going to cost me about $250. I have them behind both of my knees, and some on my outer thighs. I hate them.

        It was definitely uncomfortable. I think the worst part for me, though, is the tape they put on afterward. If you go, get some spanx to put on to keep pressure on the areas so they don't have to put the tape on. I will definitely be taking a pair when I get the full procedure done.

        Good luck ladies!

        #4 SAM

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          Posted 30 January 2009 - 02:29 PM

          the entire procedure as about 10 minutes.The cramping only lasted a few minutes and it goes away. Afterwards my legs were fine but I had to keep them elevated. I had about 11 injections on my right leg and three on my left leg. For me the little veins hurt the most and the big ones weren't as bad.

          After the injections they use cotton and tape to stop any bleeding (it's not bad, like a prick). Then they wrap your legs in this tape which is like an ace bandage but sticky and itchy. I have VERY sensitive skin so this might have been part of the problem. I ripped it off last in the middle of the night because it drove me crazy.

          So today I'm going to go some spanx (thanks for the tip Katyko). Good Luck

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