Sclerotherapy is considered the treatment of choice by many physicians in Alberta for varicose veins and spider veins. It has been successfully used for more than eight decades to remove small to medium varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution into the affected vein. The solution damages the vein wall and tiny valves, causing them to collapse and close the vein. Once the vein is sealed shut, the blood flows through healthy veins. In the weeks following the treatment, the surrounding tissue will absorb the damaged vein until it is gone.
Varicose veins may not be a dangerous condition at first and you may be able to control them with compression stockings and exercise. However, if not treated, they can develop serious issues such as blood clots and skin ulcers. Varicose veins and spider veins will not go away on their own. Once they appear, there is no cure, but they can be removed. In Alberta, you can reduce the appearance of these veins with sclerotherapy.
One of the main reasons people want to remove varicose veins is for cosmetic reasons. When the veins have been absorbed by the body, they will not return. Along with the unwanted appearance, varicose veins may cause other symptoms such as aching, burning, night cramps, and swelling. These will also go along with the veins.
Sclerotherapy is a safe, minimally-invasive treatment that has little or no complications after the procedure. When you consult with our specialist in Alberta, you can learn more about sclerotherapy and if you are a good candidate. Most people can have the treatment, but it isn’t right for everyone.
Sclerotherapy is a time-tested treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. If you have unwanted veins on your legs, you may be able to reduce their appearance with sclerotherapy treatments at DermaNuva Skin & Health Care in Olds, Alberta. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more!