Sclerotherapy Treatment Options From The Veins Doctor
If you suffer from varicose veins then you can have them effectively treated by a leading Veins Doctor, Dr Omar . After an initial consultation and a full examination that will include a detailed Doppler – Ultrasound scan of your veins, we will diagnose your condition and talk through the range of treatments options available to you including Sclerotherapy Treatment.
We will make sure you understand what is involved in each treatment option that is suitable for your needs and explain what happens during the procedure so that you are fully prepared and can have all of your questions answered before you commit to any treatment.
After the treatment has been completed you will have a follow-up consultation with us to check your results and see how your recovery is going. This will also allow you to ask any further questions you may have about your aftercare.
Sclerotherapy Treatment Treatment options available from the Veins Doctor:
The Veins Doctor offers a variety of varicose vein treatments but ones suitable for your particular condition will be based on the results of your Doppler scan. Your treatment options may include:
- High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
- Endovenous Microwave Ablation of the veins (EMWA)
- Endovenous Laser Ablation of the veins (EVLA)
- Transluminal Occlusion of the Perforators (TRLOP)
- Ultrasound-Guided Foam Sclerotherapy and Microsclerotherapy
What is Sclerotherapy Treatment?
Depending on your diagnosis you may be suitable for sclerotherapy treatment. Sclerotherapy can be used for treating small to medium-sized varicose veins, so if your condition isn’t too severe, this could be the best option for you to completely eradicate your varicose veins.
The treatment involves having sclerotherapy injections into your varicose veins that act to kill the venous wall – the body will absorb these veins harmlessly. Microsclerotherapy is used on smaller spider veins that appear on the surface of the skin.
Microfoam Sclerotherapy is a type of treatment where a microfoam solution is injected into the vein to cause damage to the venous wall. Anaesthesia or sedation is not necessary and treatments can be done quite quickly, usually within your working lunch hour, with you fully able to walk back to work after the treatment.
The treated varicose veins will eventually shrink away and gradually disappear as the body reabsorbs the damaged vein tissues.
In some cases when there is a need to reach a deeper varicose vein, ultrasound is often used to help guide the sclerotherapy injections to the right place. These are varicose veins that are hidden below the skin surface and not visible to the eye, but if left untreated, could cause problems in the future.
The use of ultrasound will make sure that the injectable foam reaches the right location safely and accurately. Sometimes sclerotherapy is combined with other varicose veins treatments, such as Endovenous Laser Ablation of the veins (EVLA), and is usually used to treat veins that were too small to remove during the EVLA treatment, ensuring that all varicose veins are completely removed.
How do sclerotherapy injections work?
Sclerotherapy injections work to cut off the feeder veins that supply smaller varicose veins and spider veins with blood. Once sealed off, these veins will shrink and dissolve away over time as they are reabsorbed by the body.
The Veins Doctor will conduct a thorough scan and examination of your veins to determine how many treatment sessions you will need to completely eradicate your problem veins.
During a foam sclerotherapy treatment using ultrasound guidance, your doctor will deliver the injections using a pair of syringes, one containing a sclerosant liquid (sodium tetradecyl sulfate or polidocanol), and the other containing a gas (carbon dioxide and oxygen) thus creating a foam.
You will be asked to wear compression stockings following your treatment and you will be encouraged to walk and perform gentle exercise to encourage blood flow.
Sclerotherapy can significantly improve the appearance of your legs and will prevent a recurrence of varicose veins in the same area.
Sclerotherapy is a simple outpatient treatment that doesn’t use general anaesthesia or major surgical procedures, so there is no need for a hospital stay following treatment and you will be able to leave directly following your treatment and resume your normal activities such as going back to work, shopping etc. with no discomfort or issues.
You will need to book a follow-up consultation after your treatment so we can monitor your recovery and measure the effectiveness of your treatment.
You do not have to live with ugly varicose veins for life. You can have them quickly and effectively removed with the help of the Veins Doctor, Dr Omar.
Do not hesitate to contact our friendly team
to discuss your needs.