Sclerotherapy is an advanced and popular form of treatment for varicose veins. During the sclerotherapy treatment, a saline solution is injected directly into the vein, causing it to swell. This swelling causes the blood to clot, and eventually, the entire vessel turns into scar tissue and is eliminated from sight.
Many people turn to sclerotherapy to reduce the appearance of varicose veins. While varicose veins are often not dangerous or harmful, they can be very unsightly and often even embarrassing.
If you are one of the millions of women that cringe at the thought of shorts in the summer due to the unpleasant appearance of varicose veins on your legs, then consider the benefits of sclerotherapy. This vein treatment can make your fear of bear legs a thing of the past.
A few of the leading benefits of sclerotherapy include:
- Short and Sweet. Sclerotherapy sessions take approximately 15 to 45 minutes and are generally pain-free. You will not have to be administered any sort of sedative during the procedure, so the entire therapy does not have to take away from your busy schedule.
- Great for all ages. Sclerotherapy has been proven safe and effective for individuals of all ages. Due to the prevalence of varicose veins during the middle years of life, the majority of sclerotherapy patients are between thirty and sixty years of age.
- Great Aesthetic Results. Many patients require several sclerotherapy sessions to achieve optimal results, but in many patients, the unsightly veins diminish almost entirely.
- Safe. Serious complications of sclerotherapy are very rare, especially when performed by an experienced vein physician.