Carol, 63 – Varicose Vein Treatment
Carol suffered from low energy and tired legs. She did not know what to do and so turned to Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer for assistance. She was constantly trying to combat her exhaustion with cups of coffee and was experiencing low quality of life due to her venous issues.
Carol does not need so many cups of coffee a day and can do without the caffiene. She has more energy and is enjoying a better quality of life. She saw a difference as soon as treatment with Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer was complete.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which a fluid called a sclerosant is injected into small abnormal veins, such as varicose veins, telangiectasias and spider
veins. The sclerosant causes these veins to shrink and collapse. Sclerotherapy may be used in conjunction with laser vein therapy to treat a wide range of
symptomatic or unsightly superficial veins. Advances in sclerosants and techniques has made this procedure more effective and with less side effects.
The gentle nature of today’s sclerosants has also eliminated much of the discomfort that past generations of patients endured. Sclerotherapy is generally
an out of pocket expense, but certain indications or pain may be covered by insurance. Dr. Susan Woods, Board Certified Dermatologist, evaluates and
treats patients requiring these types of interventions. Typically, vein studies are completed in order to identify the cause of the abnormal veins.