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The medical treatment Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider and varicose veins. A sclerosant solution is directly injected into the afflicted vessels during this minimally invasive procedure. The sclerosant irritates the veins’ inner lining, causing them to collapse and eventually disappear.

How Does Sclerotherapy Work?

Here is a comprehensive description of how sclerotherapy works:
  1. Preparing for the operation: The patient is positioned supine, and the physician cleanses the epidermis surrounding the targeted blood vessels. The provider may use a magnifying device or specialised lighting to see the vessels more clearly.
  2. Injection of the solution of sclerosant: A healthcare professional injects the sclerosant solution directly into the targeted blood vessels using a fine catheter. The solution causes the inner membrane of the vessels to become inflamed and adhere together by irritating them.
  3. The injection of a sclerosant solution causes the disintegration and absorption of vein walls. This obstruction prevents blood passage through the diseased veins. The body absorbs the occluded veins over time, and they progressively disappear.
  4. After administering an injection, the healthcare provider may compress the affected area to promote healing. Compression can be accomplished through the use of compression hosiery or compression bandages. Compression helps preserve the integrity of blood vessels, reduces edoema, and promotes healing.
  5. Typically, multiple sessions of sclerotherapy are required to obtain the desired results. The number of sessions required is dependent on the extent of the vessels being treated and the patient’s response to treatment. Typically, sessions are separated by a few weeks to enable the body to absorb the treated veins and the healthcare provider to evaluate the patient’s progress.
  6. Veins that have been treated typically diminish progressively over the course of several weeks to months. Common adverse effects at the injection site include bruising, temporary discoloration, and minor discomfort. The majority of patients can resume normal activities immediately or within a day following the procedure.

How Long After Sclerotherapy Do Veins Disappear?

The time required for veins to vanish following sclerotherapy can differ from person to person. After treatment, veins typically fade and become less conspicuous within weeks to months.

How Many Sclerotherapy Treatments Are Required?

The number of sclerotherapy treatments required depends on the patient’s condition and the severity of the vein disorder being addressed. Variables such as the size, quantity, and location of the blood vessels, as well as the individual’s response to the treatment, can influence the number of required treatments.

Sclerotherapy Before And After


Sclerotherapy is generally well tolerated, with the majority of patients experiencing minimal pain. However, pain tolerance and the sensation felt during sclerotherapy can differ from person to person.
The timing and intensity of exercise after sclerotherapy may vary based on individual factors and your doctor’s recommendations. Important for a safe and speedy recovery after sclerotherapy is following your doctor’s instructions.
Despite the fact that sclerotherapy is generally a safe and well-tolerated procedure, it, like all medical interventions, entails the risk of adverse effects. The majority of adverse effects are mild and temporary, and there are no long-term complications. Nonetheless, it is essential to be aware of any possible adverse effects. Sclerotherapy can cause temporary pain, bruising, discoloration of the skin, small blood clots, hypersensitivity reactions, and skin ulceration.
It is essential to adhere to your doctor’s post-sclerotherapy instructions to ensure proper recuperation and maximise results. After sclerotherapy, the following activities should be avoided: strenuous exercise, protracted sitting or standing, hot baths, hot tubes, and saunas, excessive sun exposure, tight clothing, and restrictive clothing.
Following sclerotherapy, specific guidelines and maintenance instructions must be followed in order to promote healing and achieve optimal results. Here are some suggestions for what to do following sclerotherapy: Other suggestions include donning compression stockings, engaging in moderate activity, adhering to post-treatment care instructions, elevating the legs, and avoiding exposure to the sun.


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