Sclerotherapy is a proven procedure for treating spider veins and varicose veins.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a process where a chemical solution is injected into a varicose vein, which then collapses the vein walls, sticking them together, and seals the vein shut. The injectable chemical solution called sclerosant is used to affected veins and redirect blood flow to healthier veins. Within a time period of a few weeks, the sealed vein is reabsorbed into the body and gradually fades from view. Sometimes, multiple sclerotherapy treatments may be required in order to reach desired results. An accompanying procedure our medical center provides is Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, which is a process where ultrasound technology is used to find large varicose veins beneath the skin’s surface and inject them with a chemical solution to close the diseased vein off. At the San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center, we also provide treatment for the veins in hands with painless Hand Sclerotherapy. This safe procedure uses injections and compression gloves to seal off bulging protruding veins in the hand. Sclerotherapy treatments consistently produce a patient’s desired, long-lasting results.
How has Sclerotherapy proven to be an effective solution?
Our veins contain valves that are responsible for keeping the flow of blood going in one direction to the heart. When vein valves are damaged, they can become weak leading to blood leaking back into the veins and collecting there. This causes the damaged veins to bulge above the surface of the skin. These varicose veins are not only unsightly, but can also lead to blood clots, ulcers, and other serious health risks. Luckily, Sclerotherapy has been used as an effective treatment for diseased varicose veins and these vein issues for nearly a hundred years.
Why Choose Sclerotherapy?
There are several treatment options for restoring healthy blood flow, closing damaged veins, and helping those suffering from venous insufficiency symptoms. It can be the better choice for those with superficial spider veins on the legs and hands because it can be less expensive and more effective than other procedures. Sclerotherapy is also a good option for patients with a low pain threshold because it is less painful than other treatments, especially surface laser therapy. Sclerotherapy is used for not only cosmetic reasons, but also to relieve uncomfortable venous insufficiency and varicose veins related symptoms such as aching, swelling, burning, cramps, and other types of pain.
The San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center has an expert team of specialists who can screen for risks and create personalized treatment options to treat, prevent and remove faulty varicose veins and spider veins. Visit San Diego’s finest varicose and spider vein treatment and prevention center for professional procedures to get relief from your vein issues.
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