Are you thinking about treating your varicose veins? If you’re experiencing blue and bulging veins on your legs and the symptoms aren’t a result of cosmetic issues, you should know that it’s essential that you seek sclerotherapy or some other type of professional treatment.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a less invasive medical treatment used to get rid of varicose veins. The treatment usually involves the injection of a solution into a patient’s veins. The solution causes irritation to the lining of blood vessels, thus leading to their collapse.
How is It Done?
Most patients know that sclerotherapy involves the injection of a special solution directly into their veins. The number of injections in a single session depends on the location and size of your veins. The entire procedure typically takes just minutes.
The time it takes to see changes varies from one patient to another. However, for most patients, it takes weeks to see these changes. The treatment may be performed more than once until you get your desired results.
How Do I Prepare for the Treatment?
Prior to sclerotherapy treatment, it’s important to consult our doctor to learn more about all the medications you may need to avoid. However, in most cases, you’ll be advised to avoid taking over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements and herbal supplements. Additionally, you should not apply lotion to your legs before the procedure.
What Should I Do After the Treatment?
After sclerotherapy, a compression stocking that can’t be removed until your next follow-up visit may be applied. For a set amount of time following the treatment, it’s crucial that you avoid excessive exposure to the sun.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Before sclerotherapy, you need to consult an experienced professional, who will examine you to determine if you qualify for the treatment. For instance, you will not be eligible for sclerotherapy if you’re pregnant. If you previously had a blood clot, we will analyze your overall health before deciding if you’re a good candidate.