Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical office procedure that can be used to treat most varicose veins. At Laser Away, sclerotherapy is most often used to treat unwanted varicose veins, spider veins, and telangiectasia in the legs. Sclerotherapy is done by injecting a solution into the vein using a very fine needle. The medicated solution makes the vein walls sticky and causes the vein to collapse and close down. The blood flow is redirected to deeper veins. The damaged vein is then reabsorbed by the body, thus getting rid of the undesirable vein.
Sclerotherapy can be a very effective way to eliminate or reduce the unwanted veins. Ridding the body of these damaged veins leads to better circulation in the legs and can also get rid of symptoms that you might experience.
For larger veins we may suggest ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy. This treatment is effective for treating larger varicose veins in the legs very successfully. With the many options available for leg varicose veins – from sclerotherapy to endovenous treatments, we rarely send anyone for surgical stripping anymore.
At Laser Away, your first visit with us is a consultation with our physician. During the consultation, we will review your past medical history, review your current medications, discuss any symptoms, review your goals, and examine your legs. You will find the consultations quite informative and you will have time to ask any questions that you might have about suggested treatments or about varicose veins and their management. Sometimes, additional tests such as an ultrasound are required. Please bring a pair of shorts or perhaps a skirt so that we can properly assess your leg veins.
At your consult, we will review the treatment options for your vein treatments. You will need compression stockings for post-care and also for prevention. We do carry the full line of Sigvaris compression stockings for your convenience and all our staff are certified fitters to ensure you get the best fit for your legs. Medical compression stockings are often covered by medical insurance plans.
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