Are you one of the 20% of adults who suffer from varicose veins? Varicose veins can cause itching, cramping, and discoloration in the legs and feet. However, treatment can reduce the pain and appearance of varicose veins by injecting a special solution directly into the damaged veins. A quick treatment which does not interfere with daily activities and has very little aftercare, sclerotherapy is performed in the comfort of our office.
How Sclerotherapy Works
Sclerotherapy treats veins in the thighs, calves, ankles, feet, and other areas. During the treatment, a solution is skillfully injected into the target vein. In the weeks following the procedure, the vein will start to disappear.
The solution causes the walls of the veins to seal shut and redirect blood flow to undamaged veins. Pacific Vein Care uses the sclerosant polidocanol because it is comfortable and effective. The benefits of sclerotherapy are normalizing the blood flow in the skin, making larger veins less noticeable, and allowing you to get on with daily activities. Your body absorbs the damaged veins and reduces their appearance over time. The number of veins treated during each session depends on the size and location of the veins and your general health.
To support the treated veins, good compression stockings are typically needed for a set time after the treatment. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications before and after treatment because they can interfere with the blood’s ability to clot. While activity helps to reduce the chance of blood clots, it is typically recommended to avoid aerobic activities such as running or lifting weights for a couple of days.
If you experience any of the symptoms of varicose veins, make an appointment at Pacific Vein Care in McHenry. Varicose veins are commonly found on the legs and feet due to increased pressure on the wall of the veins. This causes swelling, itchiness, numbness, and throbbing, which can ease when your legs are treated in the right way. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more about your treatment options for varicose veins.