Sclerotherapy is one of the premier treatments for visible veins these days. It has proven to be a great alternative to older invasive treatments that often left patients with irritating side effects, long recovery periods, and scars. With this minimally-invasive treatment, you can experience all the benefits of getting rid of visible veins yet not having to deal with the irritations inherent in older treatments. Here are three times when you may want to consider sclerotherapy for your own needs.
When You Have Larger Spider Veins
Spider veins are visible veins that range in size from very small to medium-sized. They form in circular patterns that look much like tiny spider webs. They are often blue, purple, or red and are prone to enlarge over time.
Although the tiniest spider veins may require a non-invasive treatment, slightly larger spider veins can be more successfully treated with sclerotherapy. This treatment targets the main problematic vein with an injection of a special solution that irritates the venous walls, causing them to swell and close. Rather than having to heat away all of the visible veins, our practitioner will focus on the main “feeder” vein that sends blood into all the other visible veins.
When You Have Smaller Varicose Veins
Although some varicose veins are quite large and need to be surgically removed, sclerotherapy is an excellent choice for those middle-of-the-road veins that are moderately sized. Without treatment, varicose veins can also enlarge, but they can cause more than cosmetic problems. They create discomfort, muscle cramping, itching and skin ulcers over time. With this treatment, you can treat the saphenous vein that is usually the “feeder” vein for most issues in the legs. Foam sclerotherapy may work better for larger varicose veins that are difficult to treat with liquid solutions.
When You Want the Gold Standard of Visible Vein Treatments
It is no surprise that sclerotherapy is known as the gold standard of treatments for these venous issues. It is well-loved around the world and is known as a very safe treatment. Most patients see complete results within months.
Sclerotherapy is a safe, effective treatment that has been used for years with great success. If you would like to learn more about the large vein, small vein, and Varithena foam sclerotherapy we offer at Pacific Vein Care, the professionals in our McHenry office would be happy to speak with you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!