What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is done with injections to improve the appearance of small varicose and spider veins. This treatment is effective but not curative and so might need to be repeated periodically.
What Is a Varicose Vein?
Varicose veins are most commonly found in legs and affect superficial veins. A varicose vein usually looks torturous, swollen, uneven, and is caused by blood pooling due to vein valves insufficiencies. Small blue varicose reticular veins are good candidates for sclerotherapy treatment. Spider veins, which are purple to red in colour, superficial, and flat, are usually very responsive to sclerotherapy treatment as well.
Causes of Varicose Veins
Symptoms of Varicose Veins
Sclerotherapy is safe, simple and effective varicose vein treatment
Our Richmond Hill Sclerotherapy Procedure
Sclerosing irritating agent injected into the targeted vein. Small vein/vessel walls collapse and scar together to be absorbed by the body in the next several days/weeks depending on the size of the vessel.
It is important to understand that spider veins are fed by reticular superficial veins. Spider veins re-occurrence is rare if feeding reticular veins are addressed with sclerotherapy. Therefore, sclerotherapy is considered to be the best and the most effective minimally invasive procedure as compared to other treatment modalities such as laser for closure and elimination of both spider veins and feeding small reticular veins. Large varicose veins, more than 3 mm in diameter, are not appropriate for sclerotherapy and are best treated by surgery.
For sclerotherapy, the most common sclerosing agent for injects is Sclerodex, which is essentially a sterile hypertonic solution containing salt and sugar molecules. Very gentle but effective treatment. Treatments may need to be repeated to achieve the best results.
Different types of veins that can be treated with sclerotherapy:
Pre- Post- Procedure Recommendations
Risks of Sclerotherapy
Immediately Contact Your Eclat Spa Health Care Provider, or Your Family Doctor if Any of The Following Symptoms Occur:
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*Individual results may vary