When considering potential treatments for varicose veins and spider veins, many people assume they will have to have surgery – complete with anesthesia and incisions. Thanks to sclerotherapy, however, surgery is not always necessary for eliminating varicose veins and their painful symptoms.
This minimally invasive vein treatment option requires no anesthesia and uses only small injections to rid the body of varicose veins and spider veins.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
During a sclerotherapy treatment, a doctor injects a sclerosant (a solution designed to irritate veins and lymph vessels) directly into a targeted spider vein.
The solution irritates the vessels and causes them to swell. The swelling then prevents fluid from entering the targeted vessels and eventually leads these blood vessels to shrink and collapse.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
Every patient’s body will respond slightly differently to sclerotherapy. Most doctors recommend patients set up a schedule of treatments over a period of a few months.
Patients should observe spider veins receding after each treatment. With each treatment, spider veins will become less painful and less visible.
Learn More About Varicose Vein Treatments, Like Sclerotherapy in Miami
At Abella Health, our doctors who specialize in treating varicose veins and spider veins always recommend beginning treatments with the least invasive options first. We often recommend patients try a course of sclerotherapy treatments before considering surgery, as this minimally invasive vein treatment is often very effective at clearing spider veins and most varicose vein symptoms.
If you suffer from varicose veins, spider veins and the discomfort they cause, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with a vein specialist at Abella Health today.