Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment to treat superficial varicose veins. The board-certified vascular surgeons at University Vascular offer sclerotherapy as one of many varicose vein treatments at their Watkinsville and Gainesville, Georgia, offices. If you want to get rid of your varicose veins and improve your vascular health, call or schedule a consultation online today to find out if sclerotherapy is right for you.
Sclerotherapy is a popular and effective treatment to get rid of spider veins and superficial varicose veins. University Vascular can combine sclerotherapy with other vein treatments for optimal results.
It involves the injection of a sclerosant — a chemical that irritates the inside of the damaged vein, causing it to swell. The swelling blocks blood flow to the vein, which allows it to drain, shrink, and be absorbed into your body.
Sclerotherapy doesn’t require anesthesia and you don’t need to do anything special to prepare for the treatment. Your provider at University Vascular begins by using ultrasound to visualize your vein and identify the best areas to make the injection.
Using a small syringe, your provider injects the solution into your varicose or spider vein. You might feel a mild tingling or burning sensation, although many patients say they don’t feel anything.
After making the injection, your provider massages your leg to keep the sclerosant in the damaged part of your vein. They give you compression stockings, which help keep your treated vein closed and promote healthy circulation.
University Vascular provides personalized aftercare instructions before you leave the office.
You’ll need to wear compression stockings for at least a week after having sclerotherapy. They might also recommend that you get up and walk around for at least 10 minutes every hour.
You might need follow-up sclerotherapy injections or additional treatments to completely close and seal the damaged parts of your vein.
University Vascular might also recommend lifestyle changes, regular compression stocking use, and daily exercise to improve your vascular health and prevent more varicose veins or spider veins from forming.
The board-certified physicians at University Vascular provide thorough exams and consultations before recommending treatments for varicose veins. They explain your options and answer your questions, ensuring you have the information you need to choose the best therapy for you.
Sclerotherapy is a popular treatment because it’s quick and effective, with minimal disruption to your life.
Call University Vascular or make an appointment online today to learn if sclerotherapy is the right treatment for your varicose veins.