What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a treatment of spider veins and treatment of certain sizes of varicose veins. The smaller varicose veins, which are commonly called spider veins, are the ones that are suitable for Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is the treatment of choice for spider veins.
Sclerotherapy: proven treatment for small varicose veins and spider veins
What is Sclerotherapy treatment?
Sclerotherapy treatment consists of injecting a solution into the small veins, containing the inside of the vein, which causes them to disappear. The pain disappears by forming a blood clot that is withdrawn and digested by the body, causing it to disappear.
Injecting a medication that that causes the vein to collapse & disappear.
The procedure is rather very simple and does not require local or regional anesthesia. There is no pain involved in the procedure, as the needles used are very fine.
Most of the time, it is better to use compression therapy for 24 hours after the procedure but that is not strictly necessary. There is no down time after the procedure; patients are encouraged to walk with compression dressing.
One downside of the procedure is the injected vein might include discoloration for a few weeks before it starts to fade away. On occasion, this process lasts a few months.
How to keep your legs beautiful after Sclerotherapy.
- Elevating your legs
- Wearing support compression stockings on long trips
- Exercising the calf, it pumps blood back to the heart
- Controlling your body weight