Sclerotherapy – An Effective Non-Invasive Procedure for Many Vein Problems

Sclerotherapy is the treatment of choice for many individuals with varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein conditions. It is often used to treat varicose veins that persist or recur after ablation of phlebectomy is performed. One of the benefits in treating spider veins with sclerotherapy is that the procedure also closes off feeder veins, making the recurrence of spider veins less likely. Sclerotherapy injection is administered through a fine needle directly into the problem vein. The injected chemical solution, called a sclerosant, stimulates an inflammatory reaction that ultimately causes the vein to shrink and disappear. Sclerotherapy has been used for the treatment of varicose veins for more than 80 years. But new techniques, new sclerosants and other advances have made this procedure much simpler, safer, more effective and less uncomfortable than in the past. These new techniques include ultrasonographic guidance, which gives the physician much greater control over the injection, and foam sclerotherapy, which mixes the sclerosant with a foaming agent, allowing the treatment of larger veins or larger areas of the skin.

Sclerotherapy Treatment Results

Sclerotherapy treatment requires only about ten minutes to perform, and normal activities can be resumed almost immediately. Post sclerotherapy, the treated vein dissolves over a period of weeks and the tissue is absorbed by the body, eliminating the unsightly vessel. Sclerotherapy also eliminates the risks associated with invasive procedures like surgical vein stripping. Here at The Vein Center, our vascular surgeons have led the region in introducing advanced sclerotherapy techniques. Find out the difference sclerotherapy and other advanced therapies for unsightly veins can make for you. Schedule a consultation with a board certified Vein Center physician today.

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