Sclerotherapy Injections to treat Varicose Veins

 

In most cases, varicose veins can now be treated gently without an operation. Sclerotherapy is the most well-researched treatment method. A specially developed medicinal product is injected into the affected vein, which intentionally clogs the vein’s inside lining. The varicose vein closes down and is converted into a connective tissue strand. This hardening process is also known as sclerosis. The body gradually breaks down the connective tissue strand and the vein disappears permanently. The sclerotherapy procedure is a minimally invasive method, which is also very suitable for smaller vessels, particularly spider veins.

Wearing compression stockings for a longer period is recommended after the sclerotherapy treatment of varicose veins. In many cases, the treatment can cause hyperpigmentation of the skin along the varicose veins, meaning that the treated areas of skin change color, although usually only temporarily, turning either lighter or darker, but mostly a brownish color. The more pigment there is in the skin (in patients with dark skin types or more tanned skin), the higher the risk of hyperpigmentation. In most cases, varicose veins can now be treated gently without an operation. Sclerotherapy is the most well-researched treatment method. A specially developed medicinal product is injected into the affected vein, which intentionally clogs the vein’s inside lining. The varicose vein closes down and is converted into a connective tissue strand. This hardening process is also known as sclerosis. The body gradually breaks down the connective tissue strand and the vein disappears permanently.The sclerotherapy procedure is a minimally invasive method, which is also very suitable for smaller vessels, particularly spider veins. Wearing compression stockings for a longer period is recommended after the sclerotherapy treatment of varicose veins.