Do you want to treat unhealthy veins but without the hassles of surgery? While vein surgery is an option, our team of providers at Vein Institute offers a variety of minimally invasive vein treatments, including sclerotherapy.
Below, we highlight the many benefits of sclerotherapy and what you can expect from this procedure.
Quick overview of sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical procedure designed to treat small varicose veins and spider veins. Unlike open surgery, the problematic veins aren’t cut out or removed. Instead, a sclerosant solution is injected into the veins. This solution creates swelling that closes off the veins, which then prohibits blood from flowing through them. As a result, blood is rerouted through healthier veins, and your body eventually absorbs the discolored, swollen veins.
Benefits of sclerotherapy include:
1. Reduction of unsightly spider veins
Eliminating unsightly spider veins is a common goal when seeking vein treatments. Spider veins may cause purple or blue sprawling veins on your legs, face, or hands. These veins won’t hurt you, but they can be embarrassing, especially if they’re on your face.
2. Reduction of small varicose veins
Sceleropathy isn’t limited to treating spider veins. This treatment can also be used to treat small varicose veins. This not only improves the look of your legs, but it can also eliminate the achiness associated with varicose veins.
3. Results without surgery
One of the most alluring perks of sclerotherapy is that it isn’t surgery. This means you won’t have to deal with incisions or stitches.
4. Easy recovery period
Because sclerotherapy isn’t surgery, you won’t have a lengthy recovery period. And because this procedure is done on an outpatient basis, you can return home shortly after the treatment. You’ll still need to follow your post-procedure instructions (which may include avoiding UV exposure and hot baths or saunas for 48 hours), but there’s no need to care for stitches or incision sites.
We’ll also answer your questions regarding which type of compression stockings you need. Wearing compression stockings is a simple task during your recovery period, but it’s a very important one. We offer a variety of compression stockings in our offices for your convenience. These stockings keep the right pressure on the treated veins and prevent blood clots.
5. Sclerotherapy injections are precise
Thanks to ultrasound guidance, we can administer the sclerosant exactly where it needs to go, even if the problematic vein is deep underneath your skin.
6. Side effects are minimal
The most common side effects include itching and redness at the injection site. These are temporary and often dissipate in a day or two, according to the experts at WebMD.
Is sclerotherapy right for you?
If you’re looking for a nonsurgical way to eliminate spider veins and/or small varicose veins, sclerotherapy might be the right solution for you. If, for some reason, you’re not an ideal candidate for sclerotherapy, our team of vein specialists can offer alternatives. In addition to sclerotherapy, we offer several other types of treatment at our five convenient locations in Shelton, Newtown, Avon, and Fairfield, Connecticut. To schedule an appointment, simply call your location of choice, or book your appointment online.