Want to Rid of Unsightly Leg Veins?
Sclerotherapy uses special intravenous medication to shrink unsightly veins and shut down unhealthy blood vessels. Sclerotherapy can help create more beautiful looking legs and restore better venous circulation. Venous insufficiency often causes leg cramps, swollen ankles and even unsightly dilated and tortuous veins on the legs.
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The veins are visualized with a specialized light. Specialized intravenous sclerosing agents are used to inject the unsightly veins. Slight burning may be noticed. The interior of the veins is slowly scarred within to gradually close down these veins. Venous flow is rechanneled to other more functional veins. Tape is applied, and compression stocking or elastic bandage is applied.
Generally, several sessions are recommended, spaced four weeks apart.
The treatment takes about half hour in an outpatient clinic setting.
Anesthesia is generally not needed.
Recovery lasts one day.
Temporary swelling soreness and mild bruising are expected.
Compression stockings are required during this period and for maintenance.
Prescription pain medications are generally not necessary.
Most people return to work and activities on the same day.