What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that treats varicose veins and spider veins. It involves injecting chemicals, known as sclerosing agents, into damaged veins. In addition to diminishing the appearance of varicose or spider veins, Sclerotherapy can also reduce pain or side effects caused by damaged veins.

Sclerotherapy a safe, less invasive and risky option compared to surgery.

What areas can be treatment with Sclerotherapy?

Depending on the size of the damaged veins, sclerotherapy can be used to treat varicose and spider veins in the following areas:

  • thighs
  • calves
  • ankles
  • feet
  • face (frequently the sides of the nose)

How Sclerotherapy works?

Sclerotherapy treatment for venous problems can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour (depending on severity of the veins.)

The solution causes the walls of the injected vein to seal shut, so blood is redirected to unaffected veins. Over time, your body absorbs the damaged vein, making it less visible.

How do I prepare for Sclerotherapy?

You will have a consultation with your provider to determine if this procedure is right for you.

A few days before the procedure, your provider will recommend that you avoid certain medication, such as ibuprofen and aspirin. This will help reduce the risk of bruising.

You will want to purchase a compression stocking. You will be required to wear one for several days after the procedure.

What should I expect after Sclerotherapy?

It is most beneficial to the results of the treatment for you to walk immediately after the injections.

You should use acetaminophen pain medicine for any discomfort. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen can affect your blood’s clotting process.

No jogging, swimming or other high impact physical activities for 7-10 days after treatment. Any form of heat must be limited for 24 hours after the treatment such as saunas or hot baths.

Sun exposure must be limited for 2-4 weeks after treatment. If necessary to be in the sun, use SPF 30 or greater sunscreen at all times.

You will need to wear compression stockings for 72 hours after the procedure and then during the day for 2 weeks.

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