Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment, requiring only an injection to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. The treatment usually reduces the pain and swelling associated with varicose veins. The result is healthy, beautiful skin that is free of unattractive vein networks.
What Are Varicose Veins?
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This treatment eliminates varicose veins and spider veins, which are caused by swollen and twisted veins. These veins lose their capacity to prevent the backflow of blood, thus interfering with healthy blood circulation. Varicose and spider veins are commonly found in the legs and can cause swelling, aching, and even blood clots. They appear as unattractive bulging networks of damaged veins under the skin. Sclerotherapy eliminates the appearance of these veins, leaving behind clear, healthy skin. This non-surgical treatment also reduces the associated side effects of varicose veins such as pain, burning and swelling.
Full results usually appear 4 to 6 weeks post-treatment, depending on the client’s age and severity of their condition.
The results are generally permanent. In cases with deeper vascular issues, however, the veins can sometimes resurface. Multiple treatments are sometimes required.
This treatment can help anyone with uncomplicated spider veins (less than 1 mm in diameter) or uncomplicated small varicose veins (1 to 3 mm in diameter) also known as reticular veins. The effectiveness of Sclerotherapy for veins more than 3 mm in diameter has not been studied.
Each treatment usually takes 20 to 30 minutes..
The non-surgical treatment involves a simple injection into the damaged vein network. Aside from a small pinch felt by injecting the ultra-thin needle, the treatment should not have significant pain.
There is no post-treatment downtime—you can return to your daily life immediately after treatment. Hot baths, saunas, sunbathing, heavy exercise and prolonged standing or sitting (such as long plane flights) should be avoided for 2-3 days.
As a minimally-invasive treatment, Sclerotherapy is recognized as a safe and reliable treatment among medical professionals. For many individuals with minor cases, this treatment is a much safer, more convenient alternative to surgery.
Common side effects include swelling of the injection site which typically resolves on its own within 30 minutes after treatment. Hematoma can occur in rare cases. Bruising, irritation, discomfort, and discoloration at the injection site can also occur but usually resolve within a few weeks. Call us for more information about the safety and side effects of this treatment.
Do not have this treatment done if you have allergy (anaphylaxis) to polidocanol or have an acute vein or blood clotting disease.
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