Sclerotherapy Varices Treatment
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Sclerotherapy Varices Treatment

    Sclerotherapy Varices Treatment

    Sclerotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for varicose veins. Learn more about this treatment here!

    Varicose veins are swollen, twisted blood vessels that occur in the legs. They often appear on the inside of the leg and can cause pain, swelling, itching, and discoloration. Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure used to treat these veins.


    What Is Sclerotherapy?

    Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure performed by a doctor. It involves injecting a special solution into the vein to shrink it. This decreases the size of the vein and makes it easier to remove.


    Who Should Be Treated with Sclerotherapy?

    Sclerotherapy is an excellent option for patients who do not wish to undergo surgery. It is also a good choice for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding because it does not require anesthesia.


    How Does Sclerotherapy Work?

    Sclerotherapy involves injecting a sclerosing agent into the vein. This agent causes blood vessels to constrict, causing them to close up. As the blood vessels shrink, the skin becomes tighter and less visible.


    Are There Any Side Effects or Complications?

    While there are no known side effects associated with sclerotherapy, some patients do experience minor complications such as bruising, swelling, pain, and redness at the injection site. These symptoms usually resolve within 24 hours. If these symptoms persist, seek medical attention immediately.


    When Can I Expect Results?

    After a series of injections, the blood vessels will begin to close up. This process takes anywhere from two weeks to six months. During this time, you should expect to see improvement in your skin condition. You may also notice changes in your appearance, such as less discoloration or puffiness.

    The content of the page is for informational purposes only, please consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

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