Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment option for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy can also improve pain associated with cramps, swelling and burning.
During this procedure, am FDA-approved solution is injected directly into the vein. The solution eventually causes swelling in the lining of the blood vessel, which results in the build-up of scar tissue. Eventually, the scar tissue fades and the varicose or spider veins are no longer visible.
Sclerotherapy can dramatically reduce the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins. The procedure can also improve symptoms including cramping, swelling, burning and achy sensation in the legs.
However, this cosmetic procedure is not for everyone and eligibility is determined on a case by case basis. Sclerotherapy is not recommended for pregnant women, and all patients should discuss any possible treatment option with a physician.
Studies have shown that another treatment option, laser vein therapy, results in an increased reoccurrence, is more expensive and less effective than sclerotherapy. Schedule an appointment for a vein screening to learn more about what treatment options are right for you. Call 678-207-4000.