Sclerotherapy is a procedure for treating varicose veins and spider veins. During this procedure, a special solution is injected into the vein to be treated. The solution irritates the vessel’s walls, makes them stick together and causes the vein to close. The vein then turns into a type of scar tissue that the body will begin to absorb. As it does, the vein will start to disappear.
Overall, sclerotherapy is a successful method for treating spider veins and varicose veins, and it has been in use since the 1930s. It is a simple treatment for medical professionals to administer and carries a low risk for complications. There are, however, occasional side effects that people may experience. However, when compared to traditional vein treatments, such as vein stripping surgery, the side effects are minimal.
Some people experience mild side effects after having the procedure. However, they are usually short-term and only last for one or two days. In some instances, they may last several weeks. It all depends on the unique situation.
These minor side effects are usually no major cause for concern. When they do occur, our team may suggest certain medications or changes that you can make to reduce them. We will help to lessen the side effects as much as possible.
To put it simply, side effects from sclerotherapy are extremely rare. And when they do occur, they are usually minor and temporary. This is a safe and effective procedure that has been in use for many decades. The fact that so many people undergo this procedure every single year underscores its safety and reliability.
If you have varicose veins or spider veins that you would like to have treated, you should make an appointment at Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center so that you can get all the facts about sclerotherapy. Dr. Rayman and his team of experienced professionals can evaluate your condition and determine which treatment method is right for you. They will also make sure to go over all of the potential side effects with you so that you are well-informed about each procedure and prepared for your treatment. We pride ourselves in providing our patients with all of the information they need to make a knowledgeable decision.
Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center is located in El Segundo and happily serves clients in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for sclerotherapy.