Is Sclerotherapy Effective In Treating Unwanted Veins?

how does sclerotherapy work

If you are looking for the right treatment for  varicose and spider veins, you should consider  sclerotherapy, which is offered at Madison Medispa in Waunakee.  Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive  treatment for varicose and spider veins.

So how does sclerotherapy work? During this treatment, a sclerosing solution is injected into broken  veins.  The solution damages the  vein walls  and  causes it to scar down to a small cord that is then dissolved by the body over the next few weeks. The main aim of this treatment  is to get rid of the broken veins and also encourage proper blood flow.

The most commonly used sclerotherapy solutions are polidocanol  and tetradecyl sulfate. Both of them are basically fancy soap solutions.  When they are injected into the veins,  they cause inflammation of the vein wall lining,  which causes the vein to spasm, scar down, and then disappear eventually.

You may be wondering if sclerotherapy treatment is effective. Provided that it is performed by a skilled provider, for instance one that does screening ultrasound evaluations for all patients,  the success rate is over  90 percent. However, vein disease is  a chronic disease,  and chances are you may develop  additional broken veins in the coming years that will require additional treatment.

It is important to remember that  each patient’s needs and conditions are unique. The doctor that  you will visit will guide you on the number of sessions you will need after examining your specific condition.

The good news is that sclerotherapy has fast recovery time. After undergoing this treatment, you will be put in a  compression stocking and you can walk immediately after the treatment. But you will need to keep your legs elevated for a few days for faster recovery.

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