Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins that are close to the skin’s surface. Varicose veins most commonly affect the veins in the legs. That’s because standing and walking increase the pressure in the veins of the lower body.
How does it work & Benefits
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and stick together and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.
Pre & Post
• Do not take aspirin, or aspirin-containing medications for 10 days before and 3 days after treatment.
• The patient needs to bring their compression hose.
• Important to be well-hydrated. Drink 16oz. of fluids four hours before the procedure; no caffeine.
• Shower the morning of the Sclerotherapy. Do not use a moisturizer on the legs.
• Try to elevate your legs. Avoid power leg work out for one week.
• Avoid hot baths, as heat causes blood vessels to expand. Quick showers are recommended.
• Protect treated areas from the sun and use sunscreen for 4 weeks after the procedure is done.
• Wear compression stockings for a few days
One to two sessions depending on the case
Results are permanent
Small side effects may happen at the injection site as: