You need to treat your Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

Below is some helpful information if your physician has recommended you Sclerotherapy to treat your Spider Veins…

A Brief

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment used to treat varicose and spider veins. It relieves associated symptoms with
spider veins, including aching, burning, swelling and night cramps.

How the procedure happens?

Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell, stick together and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.
This procedure is an effective and relatively simple technique to manage the associated symptoms with Spider veins.

Are you a candidate for Sclerotherapy?

If you are a man or a woman of any age, you might be good a candidates for sclerotherapy. In some women, spider veins may become noticeable very early in the teen years. For others, the veins may not become obvious until they reach their 40s.

  • Before the procedure
  • After Procedure Precautions
  • Prior to vein injection, you should avoid certain medications. Talk to your doctor about all medicines (including over the counter drugs, herbs, and dietary supplements) you are taking.
  • If you need to take an antibiotic before sclerotherapy, contact your physician.
  • No lotion should be applied to the legs before the procedure.
  • Some physicians recommend avoiding aspirin, ibuprofen (i.e. Brufen, Advil…) or other anti- inflammatory medications for 48-72 hours before sclerotherapy.
  • Tylenol, however, should not affect this procedure.
  • After the treatment you will be able to go home yourself and resume your regular daily activities.
  • You will be instructed to wear support stockings to "compress" the treated vessels.
  • For the following 48 hours, avoid: Hot baths, Jacuzzi or saunas Showers are permitted, but the water should be cooler than usual. The injection sites may be washed with a mild soap and running water.
  • Avoid direct exposure to sunlight for one week.
  • Walking is encouraged.

Sclerotherapy Benefits

  • You can perform Sclerotherapy in clinic, no need to stay in hospital.
  • Procedure has a positive result of 50- 80 percent elimination of the injected veins.
  • Quick improvement with minimal discomfort.
  • You will be back to your daily activity immediately after the procedure.

Living a Healthy Life after Sclerothrapy Injection

  • While long hour standing is not recommended, walking would be beneficial to your circulation.
  • Avoid high heels.
  • Mild to moderate exercise is advisable.
  • Crossing legs while setting is not preferable as it slows the upward flow of blood back to the heart and increases the pressure on the insides of the leg veins.
  • Healthy body weight is important to maintain as it keep the circulation healthy with no added pressure on leg veins.
  • Raise your legs alittle above your heart when you are lying down, this would assist the blood flow from lower legs to the heart and back.

Your physician would work with you to have a better quality of life with Spider Veins.

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