Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose veins that uses an injection to safely collapse the affected vein and make it gradually disappear. Not only can varicose veins affect a person’s self-esteem, varicose veins can also cause physical discomforts and pains. Luckily through sclerotherapy, the vein can be permanently closed off and absorbed by the body to never be seen again.
The heart needs to work harder to pump the blood up the legs against gravity. This becomes difficult and the blood starts to pool in the legs causing them to twist and bulge. This is the beginning of varicose veins. Smaller varicose veins may not be seen beneath the surface of the skin, but larger ones can be embarrassing to deal with.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive treatment that is done as an outpatient basis. It is safe and effective. During the treatment, the serum will be injected into the vein. The needle is very thin and there is no anesthesia needed. After the injection, you will be able to return to your normal activities. After some time, the treated vein will gradually be absorbed into your body and disappear.
Sclerotherapy may not be the right treatment for everyone. Pregnant or nursing women should not have sclerotherapy. It may also not be recommended for people who have had blood clots in the deep veins. During your consultation with our specialist, your veins and medical history will be examined to see if this treatment is right for you.
You could be developing varicose veins and not realize it. If your lower legs ache and swell, are itching for no apparent reason, cramp, especially at night or are developing sores or ulcers on your lower legs that are difficult to heal, you may have venous insufficiency that has not yet shown on the surface of the skin.
Sclerotherapy not only treats the cosmetic issues with varicose veins, it also treats the uncomfortable physical symptoms that they cause. Even if it is not serious, we recommend that you come in for a consultation at Southlake OB/GYN to have your veins checked out. Our medical team would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about the treatment. If you are a good candidate for treatment, you can look forward to the relief of your troubling symptoms and a boost in your self-esteem! Contact us today to make an appointment in Clermont!