Sclerotherapy: non-invasive treatment for spider veins and smaller varicose veins
Several highly effective, minimally invasive techniques are in use today which get rid of large, ropey varicose veins permanently. Yet, while minor, these are still surgical procedures, carry some level of risk, and cause some amount of downtime. Sclerotherapy best treatment of spider veins by far! These treatments are also often “too much” for spider veins and smaller varicose veins, leaving many patients in an awkward position. They’d like to take action but don’t want to commit to surgery, no matter how minimally invasive.
Fortunately, sclerotherapy is a noninvasive, injection-based approach which fills in this gap perfectly. It can easily handle these small surface veins with virtually no downtime or risk. It’s become understandably popular, and is now performed daily in dermatologists’ offices and medical spas across the country.
During a sclerotherapy session small amounts of a powerful irritant medication are injected directly into the vein. This immediately causes large amounts of inflammation in the walls of the vein which then essentially swells shut. This permanently seals the vein, which is then reabsorbed by the body in the following weeks. In about 2 months it’s as if the unwanted vein was never there.
Sclerotherapy best treatment of spider veins is Safe
It’s important to mention that this process is entirely safe. The medication doesn’t travel through the bloodstream, and once the vein is closed the blood is rerouted to nearby healthy veins. Sclerotherapy actually improves overall circulation and often alleviates vein-related symptoms such as achiness and swelling. It also stops the progression of vein disease, preventing smaller varicose veins from becoming larger.
A typical treatment session takes about ½ hour and can be performed right in your doctor’s office or medical spa. No special preparation is required. Patients may be advised to wear compression stocking for up to week after the procedure but this isn’t always necessary.
A significant advantage of sclerotherapy is that it causes virtually no downtime. Patients can resume all normal activities except high-intensity exercise right away. In many cases patients schedule a sclerotherapy session over their lunch break and return to work directly afterwards.
In clinical practice sclerotherapy achieves excellent outcomes for both spider veins and smaller varicose veins. When combined with little (or no) downtime and an impeccable safety reputation it’s the clear choice for many patients. If you’re interested and want to learn more the first step is scheduling a free consultation. Call the Advanced Vein Center today at (724) 987-3220.