Spider veins (telangiectasia) are a cosmetic problem for many people. Sclerotherapy is the time-honored process for treating spider veins. Though there are other methods that are sometimes used, sclerotherapy remains the single most efficient (and effective) method for getting rid of unsightly spider veins.
What is sclerotherapy?
It is a process that involves injections of a sclerosant (Asclera®), using a micro needle, into the spider vein. With patience and time (typically involving two or more treatments) the sclerosant causes changes in the wall of the vein, causing it to harden (“sclerose”), shut down and fade from view. Though sclerotherapy is commonly performed by many people, medical and otherwise, remember, when it comes to almost anything, experience can make the difference, especially when coupled with a sound medical background and a woman’s gentle touch.
At Premier Image, you have access to all of the foregoing. PI has partnered with Jana Emmett MMSc, PA-C, who is a physician assistant and an independent contractor of sclerotherapy services and has practiced sclerotherapy for more than nine years* and who, in addition, worked in the field of Vascular Surgery for more than eight years. Jana knows spider veins! She has treated hundreds, if not thousands, of patients who were concerned with the unsightly appearance and/or physical discomfort that their spider veins caused. Many of those patients feel that the vein treatment they received from her was life-changing, because they gained confidence in their appearance, as well as great-feeling legs.
When you decide you’re ready to change the way your legs look and feel, give Jana a call (404) 249-1100 to set up an appointment with her at the Premier Image office in Dunwoody.
* Jana’s practice is focused solely on performing sclerotherapy
Some more about Jana Emmett?
Jana Emmett graduated from the Emory School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program in 1995 with a master’s degree in medical science. She worked in the field of General and Vascular Surgery for eight years before becoming associated with an Atlanta-area vein clinic where she performed sclerotherapy (and served as Clinic Director) for more than seven years. Since 2010 she has been an independent contractor performing sclerotherapy services exclusively for a select group of medical practices in the Atlanta area including Dr. Louis DeJoseph of Premier Image Cosmetic and Laser Surgery.
Jana has two grown children, a son-in-law and one grandson. She enjoys reading, walking, cooking, travelling, listening to music and growing orchids. She is very enthusiastic about sclerotherapy and loves to see how delighted patients can be after treatment when they see their legs improve and their confidence boosted.