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Sclerotherapy: What exactly does it mean?

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Sclerotherapy can be described as a nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment for spider veins and branching veins. There are two main various types of sclerotherapy: ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy and surface sclerotherapy. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy belongs to a medical treatment plan. Surface sclerotherapy is a cosmetic procedure used to treat the spider veins and other small veins visible regarding the skin’s surface. During these treatments, a sclerosing agent is injected into the vein, irritating the vein wall and causing it to close.

If I have veins on the surface of my skin, what exactly does that mean?

The veins in the surface of the skin show us NOTHING. Much more than 61% of patients with spider veins have an main medical problem. Truly the only way to find out if there’s an underlying medical condition requires you to have a color Doppler ultrasound performed. Following the ultrasound is performed; we customize the treatment plan for the affected person so they get the best results, medically and also cosmetically.

Do I need to get treatment plan for my veins?

Even though many people believe that vein issues are purely cosmetic issues, most cases need medical attention. If left untreated, varicose veins and spider veins may cause chronic venous blood, insufficiency clots, phlebitis, venous skin, ulcers changes and symptoms that may intervene with daily activities.

What happens if I only need the cosmetic treatment?

When you start treating the spider veins with surface sclerotherapy without having the underlying medical condition treated well, those veins will likely come back. To have maximum medical and cosmetic results, surface sclerotherapy should only be carried out either after all medical treatments have-been completed, or if the patient only has a cosmetic issue.

Who can perform sclerotherapy?

People with spider veins should be cautious when choosing an expert to deal with their veins. While many other providers offer sclerotherapy treatment options, it is very important to locate a Phlebotomist, or vein doctor, to carry out vein treatments. Just as a vein physician should not treat foot issues or acne, podiatrists, dermatologists and aestheticians should not treat veins