What is Sclerotherapy?

Do you suffer from spider veins or varicose veins? These types of veins are visible on the legs and very close to the skin’s surface. Spider veins tend to be seen as a cosmetic issue, while varicose veins can sometimes lead to health problems. Both can be insecurities of many men and women. Luckily, there is a treatment called sclerotherapy. Let’s deep dive into what sclerotherapy is, how it works, its benefits, and how to decide if it is right for you

How Does Sclerotherapy Work?

You may be wondering, how does sclerotherapy work? It is a very simple treatment where Asclera® is injected into the affected vein. The Asclera® is a type of sclerosant which is an agent for sealing veins shut. Once injected, the vein becomes irritated and closes, eventually being absorbed into the body. The collapsing of the vein gets rid of the spidery, visible appearance.

What is the Sclerotherapy Procedure Like?

Sclerotherapy is an in-office, minimally invasive procedure. To begin, the area being treated is properly cleaned to avoid risk of infection. Once the area is clean, a small dose of Asclera® is injected by needle into the affected vein. This is repeated for each affected vein. The procedure does not require any form of anesthesia, numbing, and is no more painful than a regular vaccine.

Benefits of Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy not only effectively treats spider veins and varicose veins, but does so in a way that is safe, minimally invasive, and quick. This procedure gives permanent results, requires minimal downtime, no anesthesia, no scarring, and very low risk for complications. Once the procedure is done, you go home and proceed with the day to day routine. The only thing to avoid is strenuous exercise for about two weeks.

Deciding if Sclerotherapy is Right for You

Overall, sclerotherapy provides beautiful, lasting results through such a simple, safe procedure. If you’re suffering from spider veins or varicose veins, consider sclerotherapy. If you think it might be right for you or want to learn more, give Kafri Wellness Center a call at (619) 434-0204 today!

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