Obliteration Varicose Veins

SCLEROTHERAPY FOR SPIDER VEINS

The psclerotherapy procedure is particularly suitable for smaller and narrower veins, known as spider or veins.

After a comprehensive examination of the legs, and if no varicose veins needed to be operated on, small varicose veins and spider veins can be easily removed.

In this procedure, a sclerosing agent is injected into the vein that attacks and aggravates the vein wall . As a result, a minor local phlebitis develops. By the body's own healing forces, the vein wall is just shrunk or transformed into a connective tissue strand. Depending on the size of the vein to be treated, an amplification, the sclerosing agent, is mixed with a some air (foam sclerotherapy). The effect is stronger, and surgery can often be avoided.

Following the procedure, it is recommended to walk around for about 20-30 minutes, and a weak a slightly constraining compression stockings should wrapped around the leg. Risks are rare; at times there might be allergic reactions, brownish stripes, minor phlebitis, and possibly a scar, if the treatment was not performed correctly.

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