Varicose veins can be injected with a product that causes chemical irritation on the inside of the vein and in so doing causes blockage of that vein. In principle, only the superficial side branches are treated in this way, and if the main vein (saphenous vein) shows reflux the result of sclerotherapy alone will be quite limited. The main vein must be treated first. Sclerotherapy is effective in the treatment of a few residual veins after a surgical procedure or in the case of limited recurrence.
“Double Injury Technique”
The answer is that ELVeS is simply a better choice for the treatment of varicose veins. It combines the effectiveness of surgery with the minimally invasive, in-office ease of sclerotherapy. ELVeS is a safe, routine procedure that uses fewer injections, less local anesthesia and offers a faster recovery time.
To make injection treatment as effective as possible we use a visualization system:
Light is placed on the skin, in a somewhat darkened environment. The veins are then readily visible and can be correctly injected.
The treated veins must be well compressed after a session of sclerotherapy, in order to prevent the formation of clots in the vein. The formation of blood clots in the treated veins can lead to patches of pigmentation on the skin, local pain and possibly recanalisations, i.e. re-opening of the treated vein. This formation of clots must consequently be prevented as far as possible. If it nevertheless occurs, it is best treated by evacuation of the clots (by puncture or a small incision).
After Using The Transivein Method We Then Use The Compression Treatment,
Compression consists in applying local compresses or wearing a good support stocking. Several sessions of sclerotherapy are often necessary to achieve the desired result. A mixture of sclerosant and air has been used in the past few years. By mixing Aethoxysklerol with air we obtain a viscous foam suspension. Use of foam is three times as effective as Aethoxysklerol alone. Thicker or deeper veins can consequently be treated by sclerothrapy. They sometimes have to be injected under echographic guidance, in which case we speak of echo-guided foam sclerosis. This technique is also used for the treatment of reflux in the saphenous vein (see above).