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Directions

The Vein Disorders Center is located at 16311 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1255, in Encino, CA 91436

From the West Valley on Hwy 101
Take Balboa exit to your right to Ventura Blvd. Make a left on the Blvd. for approx. one mile, pass a major intersection with Hayvenhurst but remain on the Blvd. At the second stop light after this intersection, make a left at Libbit followed by an immediate left into the validated parking structure and come up to the penthouse (12th) floor, suite 1255.Once driving on Ventura Blvd. the building is visible on your left side as its rooftop displays (on a black background) huge white letters: HSBC (standing for Hong-Kong Shanghai Bank Corporation). The 12th story building is on the North/West corner intersection of Ventura Blvd. and Libbit.

From the East Valley on Hwy 101
Take Hayvenhurst exit to the left and proceed to Ventura Blvd. Make a left turn on the Blvd. and stay on it for 200 yards awhile turning left at Libbit , the second stop light, and make an immediate left into the validated parking structure and come up to the penthouse (12th) floor, suite 1255.

From the South on Hwy 405
Take Ventura exit, make a left turn on Sepulveda Blvd (for approx. 200 yards) that will intersect with Ventura Blvd. Turn left on Ventura Blvd. for approximately 1 mile. pass Encino Hospital and make a right on Libbit and an immediate left into the validated parking structure. Come up to the penthouse (12th) floor, suite 1255.

From the North on Hwy 405
Coming close to the intersection with Hwy 101, stay over the right 2 lanes and proceed on 101 towards city of Ventura; exit at Hayvenhurst ( second exit)  and make a left on it, proceed to Ventura Blvd.; make a left turn on the Blvd. and stay on it for approx. 200 yards. Turn left on Libbit ( second stop light) and make an immediate left into the validated parking structure and come up to the penthouse (12th) floor, Suite 1255.

Be safe, buckle up and do not text while driving!

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What do I do for a skin injury received after Sclerotherapy?

 

            I have seen skin injuries after sclerotherapy but usually, very small ones 2-3 mm in diameter but larger than that should not happen! I do not know what size vein(s) have been injected and where the ”skin burn” is localized, hope not in the ankle area where the healing will be much slower. You must have been possibly injected with a too high concentration and the high volume of the sclerosing agent and also possibly not injected properly into the vein but rater in the skin and tissues along the vein! Occasionally, there are open communications between veins and arteries and the possibility does exist that the sclerosing agent while properly injected in the vein crossed into a small artery and caused severe tissue damage (necrosis) responsible for the damage and thus skin ulceration.

Unfortunately, there is not much one can do as eventually all will heal but it will take a few months. Most probably a scar for life will remind you of the “experience”.

            The injured area should be kept clean and covered with dry gauze to prevent any possibility of infection. If the area is by now clean namely not infected one should discuss with the practitioner the possibility of applying a colloid dressing called Duoderm. Compression stocking the knee is mandatory to prevent swelling which is the biggest enemy of any wound healing. Whenever just possible one should elevate the leg about the level of the heart; this should also reduce swelling by gravitational drainage. Any creams you may want to apply should never cover the ulcerated skin, just beyond its margins. In conclusion, be patient, it will go away but very slowly. How it is in Spanish: “Con paciencia se gana il cielo” or “Heaven is won with patience."