Sclerotherapy is used to treat malformations with blood vessels for both children and adults. It is frequently used to treat varicose veins in men and women. Sclerotherapy has been used in this manner for over 150 years but advances have been made to make the treatment more successful. Although results are not immediate it has shown to be a great way to get rid of varicose veins.
How Sclerotherapy Works
When you are using sclerotherapy for Houston varicose vein treatment, a solution is injected into the vein that causes it to collapse. This makes the blood reroute through veins that are healthier. The collapsed vein appears to fade as it is absorbed into local tissue. It may take up to a month before you see the full results of one sclerotherapy treatment but many people start to see improvement in a couple of weeks. Several treatments may be necessary and are often spread four weeks apart. You will need to speak with your surgeon regarding how many treatments they believe it will take to completely remove your varicose veins.
An ultrasound may be used during sclerotherapy to help guide surgeons on where to inject the solution. Patients feel minimal discomfort, if any, and there is no down time required. Compression socks can be worn four to five days after each treatment to promote good results.
When to Choose Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is often recommended when a person feels embarrassed by the varicose veins on their legs. Others opt for treatment when the symptoms become too uncomfortable. These symptoms include aches, muscle cramping, itchiness, and swelling in the legs. Some tests may need to be taken in order to determine if there are underlying health problems that must be treated. Skin ulcers around your ankles may be an indicator that you have a vascular disease that requires immediate medical attention.
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