Sclerotherapy is a non surgical treatment for varicose and spider veins which is performed in our clinic. Using a tiny needle, medication is injected.
The medication irritates the vein walls so that they stick together and are gradually reabsorbed by the body. Eliminating these diseased veins actually improves the circulation and makes the legs healthier.
What will happen in the first consultation?
You will be asked questions regarding your past health, medication history and symptoms. The Nurse practitioner or Nurse will examen your legs. You will have an opportunity to discuss your condition, the various treatments available and ask any questions. Frequently, the veins can be treated on the same day as the consultation.
What types of vein problems does the clinic treat?
Spider veins and varicose veins are the most common. Other vein problems include chronically swollen legs, recurrent infections, thrombophlebitis, and pregnancy-related problems.
How many treatments are required?
Depending on the type and severity of the varicose veins, the average number of treatments is anywhere between 3 and 5, however as many as 10 treatments may be required. The larger vessels only require a few (3 or 4) well placed injections with a stronger solution. They must be treated first. The smaller spider veins may require many points of injection using a weaker solution. The injections will be stopped at any time if the patient so requests. The number of injections is less important that the type of sclerosing agent used, its dosage, the site of the injections and the skill of the health care professional and their staff.