Sclerotherapy is a form of treatment where a doctor injects medicine into blood vessels or lymph vessels that causes them to shrink.
In one session, a specialist is usually able to get rid of between 50 and 80 percent of unwanted vessels. More than 90 percent of sclerotherapy patients respond to the treatment. However, since no procedure prevents to eliminate a spider vein problem new vessels from forming, some individuals return from time to time additional sessions.
Effective treatment :
It is an effective technique to obliterate or collapse veins.
What type of results can I expect?
It does not yield perfect results, but most veins will lighten or disappear. Most patients report a 70%-75% improvement in appearance.
How long does it take to see results?
Sclerotherapy is a chemical reaction, results take at least six to eight weeks and can take up to six months.
Are results usually permanent?
Improvement usually lasts long-term in the majority of cases however new areas of veins can develop over time.
Good candidates :
- Not obese are the ideal candidates
- Candidate should be between 30 and 60 years old
- Should able to follow the detailed instructions before and after sclerotherapy
- Acknowledge that the treatment will not stop the formation of future veins
Will I be happy with sclerotherapy?
It is reasonable to expect improvement after sclerotherapy, but not absolute perfection. Most patients feel they look 70%-75% better.
Recovery Time :
- No Downtime
Treatment can be beneficial by improving venous blood flow and limiting chronic swelling.
Risks, side effects, complications:
- Temporary swelling
- Capillary dilation
- A migraine
- Nerve Damage
Is sclerotherapy safe?
All medical procedures have risks that are frequently used to treat cosmetic problems, untoward and dangerous side effects.