Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that reduces and fades varicose and spider veins.
In addition, sclerotherapy can also reduce pain or side effects caused by damaged veins. Varicose veins can cause itching, cramping and discoloration. Spider veins are smaller and less severe than varicose veins. Women get varicose veins more often than do men.
Sclerotherapy may be used to treat veins in the face, thighs, calves, ankles, feet, and anus. Sclerotherapy may be an alternative treatment for hemorrhoids.
Depending on the severity of the condition, sclerotherapy treatment for venous problems can take a few minutes up to an hour. The affected vein is injected with a sclerosing agent, usually polidocanol, sodium tetradecyl sulfate or hypertonic saline solutions. The solution may be liquid or foam. This will cause the walls of the injected vein to seal shut, redirecting blood to unaffected veins. In time, the damaged vein is no longer visible.
The number of treatments may vary and is according to the condition of each patient.
This is not always a painless procedure. You may experience minor cramping, stinging or burning. Although, there is little to no downtime associated with this procedure. You should expect to be able to return to your everyday activities immediately. You may be advised to wear compression socks directly after treatment. Avoiding sunlight, hot baths, saunas, swimming pools, and the beach for a couple of days are good precautions to follow. If you’re interested in this procedure, schedule a consultation with us today or contact us with inquiries.