Widely used in Europe for years, sclerotherapy is a very popular and effective way to eliminate unsightly spider veins and small varicose veins near the surface of the skin. Over 300,000 sclerotherapy treatments performed in the United States alone every year. Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure and with the right training, nurses and doctors are capable of offering this service to their own clientele. Sclerotherapy remains the gold standard of treatment for spider veins and reticular (blue feeder) veins. Attendees of our sclerotherapy training course will participate and perform hands-on procedures. The course materials you receive include written protocols, medical lists of supplies and solutions needed, along with detailed illustrations describing the techniques you learn. All intake forms, medical questionnaire, and treatment forms are supplied to allow for a seamless integration to your present services offered.
Attendees will receive thorough instruction in all areas of sclerotherapy and includes most common injection techniques, medical protocols, and sclerosing detergents. Additionally, you will receive a complete presentation of the latest laser solutions to common vein problems. Learn how to evaluate the patient from both a medical and an aesthetic perspective learning how to safely administer sclerotherapy to patients. Venous anatomy and pathophysiology, techniques, complications, contraindications, as well as developed standard of care are covered in detail throughout. There will be Hands-On procedures with patient demonstrations and small group sizes are common to help facilitate the learning process. By attending the Sclerotherapy & Laser Solutions techniques you will learn to effectively integrate and safely administer sclerotherapy into your medical practice, which will benefit patients from both a medical and cosmetic perspective. Learning to perform sclerotherapy provides an effective way to help patients, while adding another significant income to your practice through these cash basis procedures. These procedures can be conducted by yourself or other trained healthcare professionals (i.e. nurse, nurse practitioner) within your office setting and allow for new aesthetic services to offer to your patients.
Outline of the course
Anatomy and physiology related to vein abnormalities.
Epidemiology, development and classification of venous insufficiency
Assess patients to distinguish cosmetic vs. venous disease and ensure safe administration of medication
Types of sclerosants, preparation and dilution of sclerosing agents
Injection techniques for treatment of spider and reticular veins
Managing issues and complications
At the end of the certification training, participants will be ready to:
- Diagnose most types of abnormal leg veins
- Determine which patients can be treated with cosmetic Sclerotherapy and which patients need further medical evaluation
- Understand the role of Ultrasound in the leg
- Learn properties of different sclerosant agents
- Learn how to select the right sclerosant agent for each type of vein
- Learn how to dilute sclerosant agents and make foam
- Learn how to inject both spider and reticular veins
- Select and use compression stockings
- Understand the different types of treatment for varicose veins
- Set up your office and market your new service
- Hands-On instruction on injection technique
- Perform injections on training models and actual patients
- Learn how to use polarizing light sources and transillumination devices
Injectables, Electro-Cautery and intense light-based procedures will be thought and discussed during the course and trainees will be familiar with patient selection and providing consultation.
This training workshop is also ideal for practitioners that are looking for the easiest and most effective way of treating stubborn persistent superficial capillaries and veins that are not easy to remove by injection or not a candidate for surgery.