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Injection Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment

Injection Sclerotherapy is a vein treatment procedure that is used for treatment of overgrown or varicose veins that have become visible under the skin. In this method, a solution called sclerosant is injected into the veins, which damages their internal lining and releases blood clots. It also shrinks the veins if they have become enlarged.

Once the specific cells have been destroyed, they are removed from the body by the blood and the overgrown veins disappear from the skin.

Sclerotherapy Procedure

Sclerotherapy procedure begins with an ultrasound scan of the patient. The scan helps the doctor identify areas where veins have become swollen so that they can determine where the chemical should be injected for destroying the excess cells.

After the doctor has determined the exact area that should be treated, they administer a series of injections that contain a salt solution that helps the blood get thinner. The doctor proceeds to inject the sclerosant solution while monitoring the veins with an ultrasound machine. The needle used is very small and the treatment does not require anesthesia.

The chemical solution irritates the vein cells and causes some of them to die. The dead cells are removed from the body by the blood over the next couple of weeks.

Patients may be asked to wear compression pads or bandages to help keep the veins pressed.

Foam Sclerotherapy

In most circumstances, the solution is injected directly into the veins in a liquid form to treat the abnormal growth. In foam sclerotherapy, the solution is converted into foam by rapidly mixing and agitating it with a controlled volume of air.

Foam Sclerotherapy can treat a larger area of underlying veins allowing a better treatment without using too much of the sclerosant solution.

Results of foam treatment show that it is quite effective at getting the desired result. The method could replace surgical procedures that are currently required in cases where veins have become massively swollen and overgrown.

Advantages of Sclerotherapy Injection

Sclerotherapy is very safe with little to no side effects. The injections are inserted directly into the veins that are causing problems and the amount of chemical used is no more than a few milligrams.

Scelrotherapy requires making an injection into the skin which causes very little pain. The sclerosant solution does not cause any pain if it is inserted into the affected vein correctly.

The treatment is non-invasive and does not require any cuts to be made into the patient’s skin. It leaves no scars and the patient can get back to work within the same day. The whole procedure takes less than half an hour.

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