Pesky red and purple broken vessels, some blue veins and spider veins can be eliminated via the medical procedure, Sclerotherapy. It is the treatment of choice for varicose and spider veins.
Prior to the procedure a GLO team member will explain to the patient what to expect throughout the procedure.
The Sclerotherapy service involves:
- Injecting a solution directly into the vein
- Then the solution causes the vein to scar
- Forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins
- The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades
Treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks. Occasionally it may take a month or more to see the full results. Patients may require several treatments.
- A GLO team member injects chemicals into smaller veins
- The chemicals damages the inner lining and produce a clot
- The vessel is permanently obliterated as the clot is reabsorbed
- The size of the treatment area determines the sclerosing agent of choice
- Treatment of the correct vessels can improve the symptoms of venous insufficiency
Is it Safe?
Patients should carefully consider the risks, prior to embarking on treatment.
Does Sclerotherapy Hurt?
This procedure requires injections through the patient’s skin, thus it is not a painless procedure.
Is Sclerotherapy an Effective Treatment for Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?
Patients find it is an effective technique to obliterate or collapse veins.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Your GLO team will evaluate you to determine if sclerotherapy is safe for you.
How to Determine if Sclerotherapy Obliteration is Likely?
Patients are examined to identify defective veins and venous drainage pattern. Healthy Patients who complain of unsightly superficial veins, that are of a small caliber, less than 4 mm, are candidates.