Unsightly Blue Veins Around Eyes. O Fallon, MO

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I finally decided to do something about these blue...

I finally decided to do something about these blue veins that encircle my left eye. To be honest, there is not a lot of information out there about this or the best ways to treat it. I have been to a few providers in the past, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, and they recommended fillers. I wanted a permanent solution. I know there are a few vein specialists that will do sclerotherapy on the face, but many are still reluctant around the eye. The other option is laser ablation, and I could not find anyone in St Louis who was doing this around the eye. So I am on vacation, and one too many people have asked me if I had a black eye, so I decided to act.
I found Dr. Wright and the Laser Lipo and Vein Center. He has a video on his website treating a vein like mine. I sent a message through the website and received a quick response via email. I set an appointment for a consultation and possible procedure within a few days. I filled out the standard paperwork and was taken to a procedure room. A nurse read the disclosures to me. She was informative and reassuring. The doctor arrived in a reasonable amount of time. He was pleasant and looked at the veins in question, said I was a good candidate, and pointed out another vein on the side of my eye going to my temple he would treat as well. I said ok, so we started the procedure. I was sitting on an exam table. The procedure is not painful at all. It is a tiny little poke, a few times. I got faint at first because I was all amped up preparing for pain and then there was none. I told them and they elevated by feet and put a cold towel on my neck, and continued after I said I felt better. I probably took 15 minutes to complete. I am not sure how many syringes of sclerant were used but I know there were several lined up ready with different formulations for varying situations. I was bruised immediately. but it did not hurt too much. I slight burning and soreness was all I felt.
I did not get an aftercare sheet. Which I found strange. I have been using Ice packs. I get pretty swollen throughout the day. It can take 4 weeks for the vein to collapse and disappear. 85% reduction is the "gold standard."

Week 3

It was almost invisible. Then today I can see the vein again. Still slightly bruised.

The vein is back

I we t for my follow up. He wanted to do another treatment. I can't have a black eye for 3 more weeks, and I was still sore 4 weeks put from the previous treatment. I also think it is outrageous to ask for another $450 for the second d treatment... And possibly a 3rd. I was not told that I would have to pay again for each treatment. But I would not have done it anyway.
Saint Louis Phlebologist

Dr. Wright and his staff were pleasant and promt. Iwould recommend them.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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