What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose and spider veins. It involves injecting a solution directly into the affected veins, causing them to collapse and fade from view over time. This highly effective treatment offers cosmetic and health benefits by improving blood flow and reducing pain or discomfort associated with vein disorders.

Benefits of Sclerotherapy

  • Minimally Invasive:No need for surgery or general anesthesia.
  • Quick Recovery:Most patients can return to normal activities on the same day.
  • Effective Results:Noticeable improvement in the appearance of veins and relief from symptoms.
  • Boosted Confidence:Enjoy smoother, healthier-looking legs.
  • The primary purpose of sclerotherapy is to eliminate varicose and spider veins by injecting a solution directly into them, causing them to collapse and fade over time.

The Sclerotherapy Procedure

1. Initial Consultation:
  • Comprehensive assessment of your medical history and vein condition.
  • Detailed explanation of the procedure, expected outcomes, and potential risks.
  • Customized treatment plan development.
2. During the Procedure:
  • The affected area is cleaned and sterilized.
  • A sclerosing solution is injected into the targeted veins using fine needles.
  • The solution causes the vein walls to stick together and eventually be reabsorbed by the body.
  • The procedure typically takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the number and size of veins treated.

Pre-Treatment Instructions

Preparing for your sclerotherapy treatment can help ensure a smooth and successful procedure. Follow these guidelines:

    1. Medications: Inform us about any medications you are currently taking, especially blood thinners or aspirin, as they may need to be adjusted before treatment.
    2. Clothing: Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your appointment, as you may need to expose the treated area.
    3. Hydration: Stay well-hydrated before your appointment to aid in vein visibility and treatment effectiveness.
    4. Avoid Sun Exposure: Refrain from excessive sun exposure or tanning beds before treatment to minimize skin sensitivity.
    5. Eat Light: Have a light meal before your appointment to prevent dizziness during the procedure.

Post-Treatment Care Instructions

After your sclerotherapy session, following these instructions can promote healing and optimize results:

    1. Compression Garments: Wear compression stockings or wraps as recommended to promote vein closure and reduce swelling.
    2. Activity: Engage in regular walking but avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting for a few days post-treatment.
    3. Medications:Take any prescribed medications as directed for pain or discomfort, if necessary.
    4. Avoid Heat: Avoid hot baths, saunas, and direct sunlight on the treated area for at least 48 hours.
    5. Monitor: Check the treated areas for unusual pain, redness, or swelling. Report any concerns promptly to our office.
    6. Follow-Up:Attend scheduled follow-up appointments to assess your progress and determine if additional treatments are needed.
    7. Hydration:Drink plenty of water to aid recovery and maintain overall health.