Treatments

Sclerotherapy

A non-invasive treatment for leg veins

About sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy involves the use of a medication injected into varicose veins to close them. The size of these veins can range from large ropey veins to small thread like veins, commonly referred to as spider veins. The cause of varicose veins is multifactorial, many of which those affected have no control over.

Regardless of the reason for their appearance, varicose veins and spider veins can be both unsightly and uncomfortable. Typical symptoms of varicose vein disease include a feeling of heavy and tired legs, usually after a day of standing or sitting for long periods. Some people complain of restless legs, and larger varicose veins can result in itchy patches of skin on the lower legs that look like eczema. Fortunately, sclerotherapy offers a non-invasive solution to treat and clear these dysfunctional vessels. For a Q & A about Sclerotherapy for Varicose Vein Disease, go here

What can sclerotherapy do for you?

Restore Vein and Skin Centre uses ultrasound to map the veins in order to discover the highest source of pressure causing the varicose veins. Often, the source of a patch of spider veins or varicose veins comes from a diseased vein that is too deep to see with the naked eye. This consultation stage allows for the development of a safe, accurate and effective treatment plan for lasting results.

The number of sclerotherapy treatments necessary depends on the extent of vein disease, as only a certain quantity of medication should be used at each visit.  Closure of offending veins is visible within several days of treatment. The collapsed vessel is metabolised by the body, and the blood is rerouted to neighbouring veins. Treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks to several months, depending on their size. Treatment plans aim to close as many diseased veins as possible at the time of presentation, but it is important to understand that if a person has a tendency to develop varicose veins, they will develop more in the future. Restore Vein and Skin Centre recommends walking and wearing support stockings to promote healthy circulation in the lower limbs and prevent and minimize the recurrence of dilated blood vessels. An annual follow-up is recommended to keep leg veins in tip-top shape.

If your legs feel constantly tired, or you’re tired of covering them up to hide visible veins, Restore Vein and Skin Centre invites you to book a sclerotherapy consultation. Relieved and rejuvenated legs await you.

As with any treatment plan, outcomes may vary from patient to patient.

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