If you are looking to get rid of uncomfortable and unwanted varicose veins, you may find several treatments available. Sclerotherapy is conserved the ultimate varicose veins treatment because it is minimally invasive, quick, and permanent. It may take a few weeks for the vein to disappear, and you may need more than one treatment depending on the size of the affected vein.
Sclerotherapy as a Varicose Veins Treatment
After having your varicose veins examined by our vein specialist, sclerotherapy may be prescribed as the best treatment. It involves a tiny injection of a chemical directly into the vein. This chemical, called a sclerosant, irritates the vein wall, coagulates the blood and damages the already malfunctioning valves inside the vein. When the vein can no longer carry blood, it seals shut and the blood naturally flows through one of the many healthy veins in your legs.
When you talk to our physician you should mention any medical conditions you have such as cancer, heart disease, or blood coagulation disorder. It is also important to tell the doctor any over-the-counter or prescription medications you take.
Once you get rid of your varicose veins, they will not come back. However, you could develop new ones if your lifestyle is conducive to poor circulation. Obesity, pregnancy, long hours of standing or sitting all make it difficult for the heart to pump the blood against gravity. This will eventually weaken the vein walls and the small valves that stop the blood from flowing backward. When this happens, the blood collects in the vein making it bulge and causes ulcers, itching and skin discoloration.
If you sit at a desk most of the day, make it a point to get up and walk around at regular intervals. If you stand most of the day, make it a point to sit with your feet raised for a few minutes throughout the day. Obese people should work hard to lose weight not just to prevent varicose veins but other health issues.
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Sclerotherapy is a time-tested treatment to remove the veins completely. If you would like to do something about your varicose veins, we warmly encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with the office of Dr. Wendy E. Roberts! At our convenient location in Rancho Mirage, CA, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any of your questions about this varicose veins treatment. Contact us today to set up your consultation!