What Is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a medical treatment that injects an irritant (polidocanol) into the diseased vein. The solution used in sclerotherapy irritates the lining of the veins and makes them stick together. Over time, the body naturally absorbs the collapsed veins and redirects blood flow to healthier veins.

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Treat Unsightly Veins

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure for treating several vein conditions, including spider and varicose veins. Spider veins are small, thin veins visible just below the skin's surface. They are often red or blue and can appear on the legs, face, or other parts of the body. Varicose veins are larger, swollen veins that can be painful and unsightly. They often appear on the legs and can be caused by various factors, including genetics, pregnancy, and obesity. Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for unsightly veins. It is important to note that varicose veins may require multiple treatments to see the full benefit of sclerotherapy. Your Spartz Vein Clinic provider can help you determine how many sclerotherapy sessions you might need for your concerns.

Sclerotherapy Treatment: What to Expect

During sclerotherapy, a dermatologist or a vein specialist will inject a solution directly into the affected veins using a tiny needle. You may feel a mild burning or stinging sensation when the solution is injected, but this typically goes away within a few minutes. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and disappear over time.

The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of veins being treated. Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home the same day. You will need to wear compression stockings for two weeks after your injections to help ensure the best results from your procedure.

Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is done on larger varicose tributary veins that meet insurance medical necessity requirements for treatment. This minimally invasive procedure treats varicose veins and other venous disorders. It involves the injection of a solution, called a sclerosant, into the affected vein under the guidance of ultrasound imaging.

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After Your Treatment

After your sclerotherapy procedure, you will be able to resume normal activities immediately. However, you will need to wear compression stockings for two weeks after the procedure. You may experience some mild discomfort, swelling, or bruising at the site of the injection, but this should resolve within a few days. If you experience any severe pain or swelling, contact your doctor immediately.

Why Choose Spartz Vein by Skin Care Doctors?

Spartz Vein Clinic uses the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure our patients receive the best possible outcomes. Dr. Spartz is board-certified and specializes in the treatment of venous diseases. In the care of our compassionate medical providers at Spartz Vein, you can trust that you will receive quality care in a comfortable environment. Spartz Vein Clinic is a leading provider of venous disease treatment with a reputation for excellence in patient care and outcomes. If you need sclerotherapy treatment for a concerning vein, contact our office today to connect with our team.

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