What is Sclerotherapy?

Healthy veins are an integral part of your blood circulation and an essential aspect of your overall health. Spider veins and varicose veins can be unsightly and uncomfortable. Elevating your legs, wearing compression stockings, losing weight and exercising may reduce some discomfort, but only a vein specialist can remove those veins. You can experience healthy veins again. Varicose and spider veins do not have to be urgent for you to receive successful treatment like sclerotherapy.

Symptoms of Unhealthy Veins

Visible bulging of the vein(s)
A bulging vein may appear as a tender lump, and they don’t always appear as a large, twisted rope. Early signs of varicose veins are often subtle bumps that are tender, itchy or aching. If they are left untreated, they can become larger and more painful.

Leg fatigue
Leg pain can reduce your daily activity level, and it can be related to your veins.

Burning and itching veins
Burning and itching veins can worsen while the day and may improve with the elevation of your legs or with rest.

Muscular cramping
Muscular cramping can point to venous insufficiency. If your legs feel weak or heavy after standing for more than an hour, blood may be pulling in weak veins. Compression stockings can help temporarily, but the best option is to close spider and varicose veins to restore the vein and to allow blood can move freely back to your heart.

Treatment Results: Disappearing Veins

In addition to the physical symptoms of unhealthy veins, the appearance can be starkly noticeable and embarrassing. Swimsuit season is one of the most popular times for individuals to decide that they no longer want to deal with the appearance of unhealthy veins, but the pain is year-round.

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose and spider veins. It is a short, nonsurgical treatment that involves the injection of medication (a sclerosant) into the problematic vein or veins. The lining of the vein begins to swell and eventually seals the vein to prevent high pressure. The vein hardens over the next eight to ten weeks and is absorbed and disappears.


Superficial veins will leave a short-lived discoloration while they are reabsorbed into the body. The discoloration could last up to three months. A tight sensation is usually experienced during the collapse of a larger malfunctioning vein and during the subsequent vascular process. The vein will begin to scar over, and the tightness will diminish gradually. Exercise other than walking must be gradual after the first week of healing to enable the veins to close properly and to acclimate to the new circulatory changes. You will receive a complete list of pre-and post-treatment care during your consultation.

Vein Consultation

A vein consultation is the best way to receive a proper diagnosis and to seek treatment. Contact the Vascular Institute of Dickson for a vein consultation and to find out about achieving healthy, pain free legs and veins today.

By |2018-12-10T21:47:46+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Sclerotherapy, Varicose Vein Treatment, Varicose Veins|0 Comments

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