Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive medical procedure used to treat spider veins and small varicose veins. During the procedure, a doctor injects a solution directly into the enlarged vein. The solution causes the vein to swell and eventually collapse, forcing blood to find other pathways in the body away from the affected area. Over time, the collapsed vein fades away and is no longer visible.
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
When compared to other treatments, such as surgery or laser therapy, sclerotherapy has many advantages, including that it’s minimally invasive. It requires only one injection into each affected area, and this makes it much less invasive than other treatments and reduces recovery time significantly.
- Improved appearance. Because sclerotherapy causes veins to collapse and fade away over time, patients can expect an improved appearance in their legs without needing any additional procedures or treatments. Also, because it is not as invasive as other options, there is less risk of scarring or bruising after treatment.
- Cost-effective. Compared to other treatments, such as laser therapy or surgery, sclerotherapy is generally more cost-effective because fewer injections are needed per treatment session. Additionally, there are often fewer follow-up visits necessary with this type of treatment than with others since it takes effect quickly.
- Quick results. Since injected solutions take effect almost immediately, patients can expect quick results that last for months or even years, depending on their individual condition.
- Pain relief. Sclerotherapy not only reduces the appearance of varicose veins but can help with chronic pain and discomfort since it can be used to treat the issue causing the problem.
Is Sclerotherapy Right for You?
There are several things to discuss with your podiatrist before agreeing to sclerotherapy. Your podiatrist will review your medical history, the current condition of your veins, and other factors. Women who are pregnant are not able to get this procedure. If you are not a candidate for sclerotherapy, your podiatrist can recommend other treatments.
Contact Our DFW Podiatrist Today
If you have questions about sclerotherapy for varicose veins, contact Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists for a consultation today. We can discuss treatment options based on your specific needs. To request an appointment, contact our Grapevine or Keller office by filling out our convenient contact form online or by calling our office at 817-481-4000.