Sclerotherapy for Varicose or Spider Veins & Venous Reflux
Prior to doing vascular surgery – even minimally invasive surgical procedures – for vein disorders such as spider veins and varicose veins, Total Vein Treatment Centers may recommend a variety of conservative treatments first. Compression may provide relief through gentle pressure using support pantyhose, over-the-counter compression hose or prescription-strength compression hose.
Sclerotherapy Treatment in Dallas and Plano
The last type is sold by medical supply retailers and pharmacies, and these provide the strongest support for legs with varicose veins or spider veins. If Dr. Naifeh recommends these compression hose, you will be properly fitted for them by a trained associate. However, for ongoing relief, our vein specialist may find that sclerotherapy is a more effective solution for many patients.
Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, most vein procedures are done to remove varicose veins or to close them. Once the dysfunctional vein is removed, blood naturally begins to flow through other healthy veins with no negative impact. Some common side effects may include bruising, swelling, skin discoloration, and slight pain. Those after effects tend to be more severe with vein stripping, which is why we consider that procedure somewhat outdated and typically do not recommend it. Based on his 20 years’ of experience with vein disorders, Dr. Jerome Naifeh prefers to use the more high-tech, proven and less invasive vein treatment: sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy closes off a varicose vein without surgery. We inject a chemical designed to cause irritation and scarring within the vein itself. The chemical works to close off varicose veins and spider veins, then they simply fade away. Sclerotherapy can be used on small varicose veins and spider veins in a very easy office procedure that doesn’t even require you to sit down. Several treatments over time, usually 4 to 6 weeks, produce the best results. After each treatment, your legs will be bandaged to help decrease swelling and encourage healing.
Dr. Naifeh can tell you more about this non-invasive vein treatment when you come in for a free consultation in our Dallas or Plano facilities. For example, another option – microsclerotherapy – may be used to treat spider veins and very small varicose veins. A small amount of liquid chemical is injected with a fine needle. Both sclerotherapy and microsclerotherapy are considered non-surgical treatments, with no anesthesia required.
Foam Sclerotherapy Revolutionizes Vein Care
One of the latest advancements in treating varicose veins is foam sclerotherapy. We inject foam that mixes medication with air, serving to increase the surface area covered by the chemical. Thick foam is better able to displace and seal off the blood flow in the affected varicose vein. In addition to various types of sclerotherapies, Total Vein Treatment Centers also provide other types of treatments for varicose veins, spider veins and venous reflux disease:
We encourage you to meet with Dr. Naifeh to determine if sclerotherapy is a viable option relieving your spider veins, varicose veins or venous reflux disease. To arrange a free consultation, contact Total Vein Treatment Centers online or call for an appointment: 214-382-0955 in Dallas or 214-380-0799 in Plano.