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5 out of 5 stars Sclerotherapy
I have had issues with recurrent spider veins over the years and had tried some treatments through spas that were advertising. I felt like I wasted my money on laser treatments through the spas. I eventually found a vein specialist (Dr. Gotvald) that did a great job with sclerotherapy. I was reluctant to try it at first, as was concerned about the pain involved. But the discomfort was not...
5 out of 5 stars Sclerotherapy
I had many ugly leg veins, mostly in my lower legs on both sides. I had tried sclerotherapy many years ago, but found it at that time to be rather painful so I was reluctant to have another treatment as my veins continued to get worse. When I talked to a friend of mine who went to Dr. Gotvald, I found out that there were newer medications out that did not cause discomfort during injection....
Board-certified vein specialist who specialized in cosmetic treatments of spider veins and varicose veins of the legs. Specializes in EVLT, endovenous laser ablation therapy, radiofrequency vein ablation, Venefit, Varithena, Clarivein, sclerotherapy, Veinwave, VeinGogh.
Free Initial Consultation for Varicose Veins or Spider Veins of the Legs.
Awards & Recognition
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
Undergraduate: BS in Biochemistry, UAB
Post-Medical School TrainingFellowship: Vascular and Vein Surgery, Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, TX
Residency: General Surgery, St. Joseph's Hospital and University of Texas Medical Center, Houston
Treatments offered at Austin Vein Specialists
Most popular answers from Joel Gotvald, MD, FACS
I can give you a detailed answer to this question and it hopefully will give you some insight into vein disease. True varicose veins, which is what... READ MORE
Varicose veins of the legs are best treated by a board certified vascular surgeon, who is the recognized expert in treatment of blood vessel diseases... READ MORE
There is not necessarily a "best" all around option, as the best therapy for you may not be the best therapy for everyone. Some of the availalbe ... READ MORE
No, this is not common practice. Common practice is to space out EVLT treatments 2 to 3 weeks apart to minimize pain, bruising, and blood clot... READ MORE
Pigmentation changes in the skin (usually darkened of the skin color) is the most common side effect seen after scerotherapy. It occurs as a result of... READ MORE
EVLT (EndoVenous Laser Treatment) was not designed for treatment of hand or wrist veins and I would strongly advise against it. There is no indication... READ MORE
In viewing your photographs, it looks like you are definitely suffering from a vein circulation problem known as venous reflux disease or venous... READ MORE
Would the Cpt Code for EVLT Be the Same for 2 Consecutive Days Done on the Left Limb & Can It Be Done in 1 Day?
I would hold the facility to their initial quote. The procedures that you apparently were quoted was for two treatments, one on the left leg and one... READ MORE
It would be my advice to avoid treating healthy, non-varicose veins. Just because they are visible does not mean they are abnormal. I tell my patients... READ MORE
I Had a Bulging Forehead Vein Removed, Now Scared About the Whole Procedure. Worried About Long Term?
Relax, there should be no long-term adverse effects of having the vein removed. The only downside is usually just the risks of scarring or numbness of... READ MORE
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Dr. Joel Gotvald explains spider vein treatments for areas with thin skin, like the face, nose an, ankles. Learn about the procedures and if you're a candidate. WATCH VIDEO
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