Sclerotherapy Treatment remains one of the most reliable, simple and effective spider vein and varicose vein solutions for many reasons. This uncomfortable and often painful condition can that include:
- Lack of substantial side effects
- Fast recovery time
- Effective results
Melbourne varicose vein treatment patients who are considering sclerotherapy treatment should know the benefits and what to expect when they visit the clinic:
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy treatment for varicose veins and spider veins is a relatively simple and completely safe procedure. Targeted veins are injected with a sclerosant solution, using a very fine needle. The solution displaces blood contained in the vein and causes the vein walls to swell slightly and stick together. The sealed vein is safely absorbed into the body and disappears over a period of weeks.
Side effects are typically extremely minor: slight irritation, itching and/or discolouration at the injection site. Multiple veins can be treated in a single session. Compression stockings are typically prescribed for use several days following a sclerotherapy procedure, however there should be no interruption from normal activities.
Following a Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment
In addition to use of compression stockings, you may also be advised to avoid hot baths and compresses, as well as direct exposure to sunlight. If more serious side effects manifest, they may include inflammation, swelling and longer lasting discolouration at the treatment site. These side effects are relatively rare.
How Effective Is Sclerotherapy?
Success rates for disappearance of injected veins are 50-80%. Additional treatments are often used to treat stubborn veins, with an increased rate of eventual success. Response time for spider veins is 3-6 weeks, while larger veins may require 3-4 months to demonstrate permanent results.
Is Sclerotherapy Right for You?
Only a consultation will tell definitively. Contact Vein Care to schedule a consultation and find out your options for fast, convenient and effective varicose vein treatment. We are a trusted provider of varicose vein treatments for Melbourne and nearby suburbs… call us today!