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Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive technique used to remove varicose veins by injecting an exact dose of a special safe sclerosant into an unwanted vein, which causes the walls of the vein to stick together, stop working and close. Sclerotherapy allows you to get rid of small veins in the early stages of varicose veins. The decision on the need for sclerotherapy, the number of stages, and the volume will be made by the vascular surgeon of the Confido laser treatment department after a personal consultation.
Effects of sclerotherapy
As a result of the procedure, the walls of the veins stick together, the enlarged vein closes and is no longer noticeable. The effect will take several weeks to three months, depending on the size of the blood vessels.
About the procedure
Sometimes you need to shave your skin before the procedure. If necessary, your doctor will tell you. The procedure is painless because very fine needles are used in sclerotherapy. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and recovery is rapid. The procedure usually takes 5-10 minutes. The patient’s vein is punctured. Your doctor will carefully monitor the correct insertion of the needle. The prepared sclerosant is then injected. There are generally no painful sensations, but in rare cases, a slight burning sensation may occur in the lower extremity area with increased sensitivity. Sclerotherapy can take place in several stages. Significant effects are usually seen after the first procedure. Several injections can be given during one procedure. If necessary, your doctor will recommend that you wear a compression wash after the procedure.
Indications for sclerotherapy
- Early Stages of Varicose Veins
- Single Small Diameter Veins
- Protruding Veins
- Individual intolerance to sclerosant, history of severe allergic reactions
- Planned or existing pregnancy
- Diagnosed thrombosis
- Inflammation of the skin in the area of the proposed procedure
- Administration of hormonal drugs (including contraceptives)
- Obesity, sedentary lifestyle
Contraindications are relative and the final decision on the admissibility of sclerotherapy will be made by the vascular surgeon of the Confido laser treatment department.
After the procedure
After the procedure, the patient may be advised to walk (sometimes up to 40 minutes at a moderate pace) and wear compression stockings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fall and winter are the ideal times for sclerotherapy, but it is usually done all year round.
From one month. Sometimes it takes longer to get the full effect.
If the doctor’s recommendations are not followed, the effect may not be less than expected. but complications increase the likelihood of recurrence.
In addition to sclerotherapy, we provide all the services needed to diagnose and treat venous diseases, including modern minimally invasive laser surgeries. We have been treating venous diseases since 2002.