You may want to consider sclerotherapy if you have varicose veins or spider veins that you would like to see disappear. It is a treatment that has been used for longer than any of the methods that are in use today. In addition, it has proven itself to be effective and safe.
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a solution into each vein that is to be removed. The solution safely destroys the vein by causing the walls to stick together and collapse. It also thickens the blood in the vessel. What remains then turns into scar tissue that starts to be absorbed by the body. Within months, it will have completely disappeared and the evidence of the unwanted veins will be gone.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure that is relatively easy for medical professionals to perform. It can be done in the comfort of our office with little risk of complications or adverse side effects. There may be times when the specialist uses ultrasound as a means of guidance. This may help in getting the solution injected into the targeted vein with more precision. Ultrasound is especially beneficial when the veins are deeper and more difficult to locate visually. For veins that are easy to see and reach, it is likely that visual sclerotherapy will be administered. It all depends on the situation.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for this or any other vein treatment is to make an appointment at Rao Dermatology and discuss it with our specialist. Our team can review your history and make a determination. It is likely that sclerotherapy will work for you.
If you are looking for a way to boost your self-confidence because it has been damaged by the presence of spider veins and/or varicose veins, you should check into sclerotherapy as an option. This is especially true if your lifestyle does not make downtime feasible. The level of discomfort following the procedure should be minimal as compared with other treatment methods, such as vein stripping surgery.
Rao Dermatology has offices in Manhattan, NY, Atlantic Highlands, NJ, Woodbridge, NJ, Fresno, CA and Hanford, CA. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment when it comes to varicose veins and spider veins. Let our team of professionals create a customized treatment plan for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about sclerotherapy.