Your Destination for Leg Vein Sclerotherapy in Manitoba
DR. MINUK COSMETIC SKINCLINIC is your trusted destination for effective leg vein sclerotherapy in Manitoba. Our specialized approach focuses on spider leg vein removal through targeted treatments. His 25+ years of injection expertise ensures that you receive personalized solutions for enhancing the appearance of your legs.
Spider veins can be found in different areas of the leg and sometimes on the arms and face. They form a network under the skin that looks like a spider’s web. That is also where their name originates from. Small spider veins are of a rather bright red color.
Larger dilated veins are called reticular veins and have a bluish color.
When found on the legs spider veins mostly represent a merely aesthetic problem that can be removed in most cases by injections.
Spider veins are not only a sign of aging but younger individuals with a genetic predisposition might acquire them.
During pregnancy, or if additional risk factors such as an occupation that involves extensive standing and/or sitting or overweight are present, the likelihood for the development of spider veins increases.
Our leg vein sclerotherapy treatment employs precise injections to target spider veins. Dr. Minuk's expertise ensures that the sclerosing solution is accurately administered to the affected veins, leading to their gradual disappearance.
Sclerotherapy is the ‘Gold Standard’ Treatment for Spider Leg Veins
In many cases, spider veins are harmless and tend to be an aesthetic concern.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that involves injecting a salt and sugar solution into the spider veins.
The injected solution irritates the veins and subsequently removed by the body’s immune system
Dr. Minuk tailors each leg vein sclerotherapy treatment to your unique needs. Whether you're concerned about isolated spider veins or larger clusters, his approach is personalized to achieve optimal results.
Before undergoing leg vein sclerotherapy, you'll have a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Minuk. He will assess your leg veins, discuss your medical history, and determine your suitability for the procedure. You may be advised to avoid blood-thinning medications and certain activities before the treatment.
Generally, patients have a treatment immediately following consultation. Please bring a pair of shorts to wear for each session, avoid Aspirin, Advil, Naproxen, blood thinners for a week and shave the legs a day before
Following leg vein sclerotherapy, a compression stocking is applied over the treatment area(s) and to be removed at bedtime. While some mild discomfort and bruising may occur, these effects usually subside within a few days. Over the weeks following treatment, you'll notice a gradual fading of the treated spider veins. Treatments can be scheduled every 1-4 weeks as needed.
Is BOTOX safe?Yes! Dr. Minuk has provided hundred’s treatments and is very experienced in neuromodulator use. However this is a ‘medical procedure’ and side effects can occur. Dr. Minuk is a Board Certified Dermatologist with years of training and experience treating wrinkles and lines that appear over the years.
How does BOTOX work?BOTOX in small injected doses stops the muscle from contracting or moving. This results in a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles with time. The treatment should be repeated every 3-5 months to maintain your correction.
Are the injections painful?There may be mild discomfort, but Dr. Minuk reports none of his patients have discontinued treatment due to discomfort.
What is the recovery time?There is no actual downtime. You can return to your regular schedule immediately after your treatment. However, we ask you not to go to the gym or have a workout treatment day and request you do not lay down for 3 hours following treatment.
What are the most common facial areas for it?Most common treatment areas are frown lines between the eyes, crow’s feet (lines around the eyes) around the eyes and the horizontal lines across the forehead. Dr. Minuk will balance your eyebrows and provide a browlift if desired! More advance treatment areas of the lower face, jawline or neck can be discussed during your consultation.
What are the side effects?The most common side effects are bruising at the injection site, headaches, and mild swelling. A temporary eyelid droop can occur in 1-2% of treatments. We have eyedrop drops to help reverse this uncommon effect.
How often will I need BOTOX injections?BOTOX effects varies from person to person with the average treatment lasting been 3-5 months. We recommend treatments every 3 ½ to 4 months to maintain your correction. However 2-3 times yearly is helpful as well.