Benefits of Sclerotherapy

Posted November 29th, 2016

Why Sclerotherapy May be Your Best Option

Sclerotherapy is a proven medical procedure which has been used since the 1930s to eliminate spider veins and varicose veins. It is a quick and simple procedure with a proven success rate. If you have irritating varicose veins, sclerotherapy may be the treatment option for you.

Causes of Varicose and Spider Veins

Spider veins and varicose veins are swollen blood vessels that can be seen through the skin. They affect 80 million people in the United States and can be caused by several factors such as heredity, pregnancy and other hormonal influences, a history of blood clots, or working in an occupation that requires standing for long periods of time.

Symptoms of varicose veins and spider veins affect the legs and include aching, cramping, tiredness, numbness, throbbing, burning, or tingling. Sometimes more severe complications can occur such as darkening of the skin, ulcers, or thrombosis.

Treating Veins With Sclerotherapy

how Sclerotherapy treats varicose veinsThere are many treatments for spider veins and varicose veins, but sclerotherapy is the most common for mild cases.  During this procedure, a chemical is injected into the affected veins, which makes them collapse. This causes blood to move through healthier veins instead. The collapsed veins are then reabsorbed into the skin and fade completely within a few weeks. Depending on the size of the veins, 3-4 treatments are usually required.

Sclerotherapy has many benefits. Each treatment only takes about 15-30 minutes, and it’s almost painless. You can get back to your daily routine almost immediately. It is much less expensive than surgical methods and has a very high success rate of relieving the painful symptoms and ugly appearance of varicose veins and spider veins.

If you suffer from spider veins or varicose veins, consider sclerotherapy as a treatment option.