Sclerotherapy is a popular method of eliminating unsightly varicose veins and superficial telangiectasias (“spider veins”).
Using a tiny needle, Dr. Weiser will inject a saline (salt water) solution or an approved chemical solution into the varicose vein. The solution, called a sclerosing agent, is injected into the veins to irritate the lining of the blood vessel close off blood flow through the vein. The vein will turn into scar tissue and gradually shrink and generally fades to result in a much improved cosmetic appearance.
For larger veins, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy is performed by injecting a sclerosing solution into the affected vein with the use of an ultrasound.
After sclerotherapy you will be able to walk or drive yourself home and resume your regular daily activities. Walking is encouraged.
You will be instructed to wear support hosiery or elastic wraps for 1-2 days to compress the treated vessels.
Following the injections, avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or other anti-inflammatory drugs for at least 48 hours. Tylenol may be used if needed but post procedure pain is generally minimal.
You will be instructed to avoid hot baths or long showers and vigorous workouts for 48 hours after treatment:
To learn more about how these treatments work, call today to schedule your consultation.