Sclerotherapy

Many patients suffer from unwanted visible veins. Most visible veins appear on the thighs and calves although they can appear on many areas of the body.
There are many causes for visible veins such as age, genetics, trauma or occupation. Sclerotherapy is a procedure that effectively treats varicose and spider vines. Sclerotherapy has been used throughout the world since the 1930s and remains the primary effective treatment for varicose and spider veins.

How does Sclerotherapy work?

Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat varicose and spider veins. The unwanted veins are injected with a sclerosant solution through a very fine needle which causes the veins to eventually collapse and become absorbed into the bloodstream.

Sclerotherapy is performed with the aid of ultrasound to ensure precise results. Anesthesia is not needed for sclerotherapy, during which patients experience only a mild burning sensation. The number of injections per session varies based on the number and length of the unwanted veins.

Post Sclerotherapy

  • After sclerotherapy, most patients can return to work and other daily activities the very same day.
  • Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for 7 to 10 days.
  • Compression bandages may need to be worn for a few days after the procedure.
  • Some patients may experience mild bruising following sclerotherapy. These usually subside within a few days.

Patient Results

The results of sclerotherapy are usually fully visible after 3 to 6 weeks. To preserve the results of sclerotherapy, patients should maintain an active, healthy lifestyle after the procedure.