Varicose veins are no picnic. Not only do these webs and ropes of raised blue or purple veins look terrible, but they feel awful as well. Varicose veins can make your legs throb and ache all of the time. It can get to the point that all you want to do is put your feet up, but it’s a catch-22. Walking and staying active is advised to help you find relief for your varicose veins. Stay off your feet and your condition won’t get better. In fact, it may get worse. You have options to help you get rid of your varicose veins. While surgical stripping may be effective, sclerotherapy is the way to go to make your life easier.
Understanding Sclerotherapy and Surgical Stripping
Sclerotherapy is a procedure that involves the injection of a solution into your varicose veins to make the vein collapse. The blood is forced to take another path and the treated vein will eventually dissolve. Surgical stripping is a much more involved procedure that involves the surgical removal of the varicose veins that are troubling you.
What are the Benefits of Sclerotherapy Over Surgical Stripping?
When you opt for sclerotherapy, you are choosing a short outpatient procedure with little downtime. There are also fewer risks involved than a surgical procedure. You might feel minor discomfort while the solution is injected into your veins. Otherwise, you will be on your way to legs that are no longer marred by the appearance of varicose veins.
Our doctor may give you compression stockings to wear after your procedure to encourage healthy circulation. Walking may be helpful as well in speeding up the disappearance of your varicose veins. Within a matter of months, they will fade away.
Choose surgical stripping and you open yourself up to the risk of complications that can come with any type of surgery. In addition, you will have a lengthier recovery. When you choose sclerotherapy, you’ll have a minor inconvenience on the day of your procedure. Besides that, you simply need to have patience as you wait for your varicose veins to disappear.
Talk to Our Doctor About Your Options for Varicose Veins
If you are tired of looking at your varicose veins or your varicose veins are getting the best of you, ask our doctor at South Texas Vein Institute about your solutions. Sclerotherapy is one of the easiest ways to deal with varicose veins without undergoing a surgical operation.
Set up a consultation at our office in Edinburg so that you can discuss your alternatives. Our doctor will examine your varicose veins and determine what type of procedure will be helpful to you. Your medical history will be taken into consideration as well to help you have the best possible outcome. In most cases, sclerotherapy is the most convenient way to find relief from varicose veins without putting you through unnecessary trauma. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.