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Varicose veins are a common medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide. These enlarged, twisted, and often unsightly veins can cause discomfort and pain, making it difficult to carry out everyday activities.

Luckily, there are several treatment options available for varicose veins. One of the most effective and minimally invasive treatments is sclerotherapy.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. It involves injecting a solution, called a sclerosant, into the affected vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to collapse and eventually fade from view.

How Does Sclerotherapy Work?

During the sclerotherapy procedure, a fine needle is used to inject the sclerosant solution directly into the varicose vein. The solution irritates and damages the inner lining of the vein, causing it to close off and eventually be absorbed by the body. Over time, the treated vein will fade and disappear.

Sclerotherapy can also be used to treat smaller, cosmetic concerns such as spider veins and tiny varicose veins, as well as larger, symptomatic varicose veins.

What are the Benefits of Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy offers numerous benefits for those seeking to treat their varicose veins. Here are a few key advantages:

  • Minimally invasive: Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure that only requires a small injection, making it a much less invasive option compared to traditional surgery.
  • Quick and efficient: A typical sclerotherapy session takes less than an hour, and patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
  • Little to no downtime: Unlike surgical procedures for varicose veins, there is little to no downtime associated with sclerotherapy. Patients can return to work and other activities immediately after treatment.
  • High success rate: Sclerotherapy has a high success rate in treating varicose veins, with most patients seeing a significant improvement in the appearance of their veins.
  • Cost-effective: Sclerotherapy is often covered by insurance and is considered to be more cost-effective than surgery for varicose vein treatment.

Sclerotherapy is an effective and minimally invasive treatment option for varicose veins. With its numerous benefits and high success rate, it has become a popular choice for those seeking relief from the discomfort and appearance of varicose veins. Contact us to learn more about sclerotherapy and how it can help improve your overall quality of life.  

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