Rid Yourself of Varicose Veins With Sclerotherapy
Say Goodbye to Pesky Spider Veins With Sclerotherapy
H. G. Wells once said, “The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf. It’s almost a law.” That may or may not be true, but most of us would rather scrap our golf game
then to walk around with ugly varicose veins on our legs. Luckily, with Sclerotherapy, we do not have to give up our golf game to beautify the appearance of our legs.
Varicose veins are caused by the inability of blood to return from the legs and travel back up to the heart. As a result, the blood collects and the veins bulge and get bigger. These veins can be painful and ugly in appearance. Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for varicose veins and spider veins.
According to the Mayo Clinic, studies of sclerotherapy as a treatment for varicose and spider veins indicate that it has an overall success rate of about 60 to 80 percent in eliminating treated veins. The treatment has been around since the 1930’s.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution of the chemical sclerosanta directly into the vein. The solution damages the inside lining of the vein, causing it
to scar and close. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades.
After the injection, pressure is applied over the veins in order to prevent the blood from returning once you stand up. Compression stockings are recommended for several days or weeks post-procedure to maintain pressure and maximize effectiveness.
You will be able to get up and walk around soon after the procedure. Most people return to their normal activities on the same day. You will need to avoid strenuous exercise for a few days after the procedure.
Dr. Russell Imboden performs this procedure in his office. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Imboden to discuss how sclerotherapy can improve the appearance of your legs.