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Will Varicose Veins be Removed With Sclerotherapy?

15 July 2009 No Comment


If you suffer from varicose spider veins then you probably have heard about sclerotherapy (injection therapy) to reduce or remove those problematic and unsightly veins. Sclerotherapy works where a sclerosing solution is injected into the vein that needs to be treated. This solution will cause the spider or varicose veins to collapse and stick together. Over time the veins will eventually shrink to the point that they look reduced or are totally removed from the skin.

How Effective is Sclerotherapy at Removing Varicose Veins?

People who go in to have the sclerotherapy procedure done often want to know how effective it is at removing spider and varicose veins. According to statistics that is available, around 50-80% of the veins that are treated with the sclerosing agent eventually disappear or have a reduced look over time. There is only a small percentage (10%), which shows no reaction to the treatment. This percentage is extremely good and people who have problems with there being should definitely consider this treatment.

What Goes Into the Sclerotherapy Treatment?

The sclerotherapy treatments are really quick and not extremely painful. The entire treatment can take anywhere from 45 mins – 1 hour in a doctor’s office. The beauty of this treatment is the fact that there is a short recovery period.

There is very little pain when getting sclerotherapy injections. People often describe it as needle pricks and there negligible pain after the procedure has been done. Usually there will be some burning, itching bruising and redness in the treated area. This pain can be described as mild and it won’t keep you home for days.

Generally also the people who go and have sclerotherapy done are often satisfied with the results of their treatment. Some people will need to go back for multiple treatments if they want to totally get rid of the problem veins.

It should be noted that sclerotherapy does not guarantee that there will be no spider or varicose veins in the future. It however has the ability to lighten or full get rid of those that are currently there. It will take a few weeks to see the desired results, but when that does occur, then the individual who has the treatment will be able to step out in style and confidence.

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