Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure whereby a chemical, the sclerosant, is injected into a vein to entirely eradication. The sclerosant damages the innermost lining of the vessel, resulting in a clot that blocks the blood circulation in the vein beyond. Veins carry unoxygenated blood from the peripheral tissues back to the heart. Since the blood preasure in the veins is low, the blood is pumped by forward by contractions of the heart. To prevent back-flow, most veins have valves that only allow blood only to flow in the direction of the heart. When these valves become incompetent, veins become enlarged and bulging (varicose)
In this simple procedure, veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which irritates the wall of the vessels, collapsing the vessel, which is then absorbed by the body. The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including lower extremity aching, burning, swelling and night cramps. The treatment only eliminates abnormal veins that are no longer used, so there are only positive effects on blood circulation. These injections are relatively pain free.
Patients should wear compression dressings for one to three weeks after treatment. A follow-up visits within two weeks to enable the evacuation of blood clots in larger veins can improve the prognosis and the appearance.
Spider veins respond to sclerotherapy in three to six weeks, and larger veins respond in three to four months. If the veins respond to the treatment, they will not reappear. However, new veins may appear over time, and if needed, you may return for additional injections.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used in abnormal enlarged and visible vascular malformation’s vessels. The treatment is for varicose, reticular and spider leg veins
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