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What is the Sclerotherapy treatment?

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Sclerotherapy treatment is used for patients suffering from the problem of varicose veins or spider veins. This treatment addresses the problem directly in the affected areas. In most situations, a 23 percent solution of Sodium Chloride is injected into the diseased vein directly. The solution reacts against the lining of the blood vessel, resulting in the vessel’s swelling and clotting of the blood. The vein shrinks, closes and eventually turns into a scar tissue and fades away over a period of time.

Sclerotherapy is a medically proven, safe and highly effective treatment for the problem of varicose veins and spider veins. However, in cases where the patient suffers from large varicosity, the procedure can be performed once the right spots in the underlying vessels are identified through the process of ultrasound. Ultrasound technology has helped to make the procedure more precise and safe, resulting in superior and long lasting relief for the patient.

Sclerotherapy can be performed at the doctor’s office. The most commonly used solution is sodium chloride mixed with lidocaine, which is a mind anesthetic, and heparin. However, the doctor must first determine if the patient has no history of allergy to lidocaine. The entire treatment process may take more than one session, depending on the number of affected veins that can be treated in a single session. The location and size of the veins and the general medical condition of the patient are factors that may influence the number of sessions required for treatment.

The procedure itself may take anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour. When the bigger veins are injected, the patient may initially feel slight discomfort or cramps for a minute or two. But the local anesthetic ensures that the patient does not experience any significant pain or discomfort. Sclerotherapy has a fairly high success rate and most patients of varicose or spider veins respond well to the treatment. Less than 10 percent of all patients may not achieve the desired results with this treatment. In such situations, the doctor may have to opt for alternative therapies such as laser.

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