Varicose vein is the most prevalent venous disorder. Besides being unattractive, these swollen veins in the legs can also be uncomfortable. They do not have to be a source of humiliation and pain.
Q & A
How does sclerotherapy work?
People who have swollen or discolored veins often want to get rid of them, but vein surgery can seem scary. Like most people, you probably would rather not have open surgery. A number of treatments that don’t involve surgery is available. Sclerotherapy, a very effective way to get rid of unsightly veins, is one of the most popular choices.
What is sclerotherapy used to treat?
Sclerotherapy is a great way to get rid of small spider veins and varicose veins. People often get these veins on their face, hands, legs, and other places. Most of the time, small veins aren’t a sign of a health problem. But they can still make things look bad. Spider veins and varicose veins are often dark and spotted, and they are hard to cover up with makeup. Sclerotherapy gets rid of these veins by killing them where they start. After treatment, your body gets rid of the veins, so you no longer need to cover them up.
During sclerotherapy, what happens?
During sclerotherapy, your skin is cleaned by a professional. Next, a special fluid is injected into the veins that are hurt. This fluid makes the inside of the vein sore, which makes it break. The vein is then taken in by your body and goes away. You may need more than one injection if you have a lot of spider veins. Your provider can give you more than one shot, starting with the largest vein and working down to the smallest. By giving the injections in this order, blood flow can be redirected. Some people may have troublesome veins that are deep under the skin’s surface. So, ultrasound technology is used so the doctor can accurately guide the injections to the right place with the help of ultrasound.
What can I expect while I’m getting better?
Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure that can be done at home. After treatment, the doctor or nurse will wrap your legs in bandages and give you compression stockings. Then you can go back home. Most people can go back to their normal lives right away. But for the next few days, it’s best to stay away from hard exercise, alcohol, and hot baths.