What is the sclerotherapy procedure like?

doctor shows the dilation of small blood vessels of the skin on the leg.

Varicose and spider veins are common, especially in women. They occur when the valves in your veins become damaged and allow blood to flow backward instead of forward. This causes the veins to widen (dilate), and they can become twisted and enlarged (varicose). Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they’re usually smaller and don’t bulge.

Varicose and spider veins can be unsightly, but they’re usually harmless. In some cases, however, they can cause pain or other problems. If you have varicose or spider veins, a conversation with our doctors at the Rendon Center will help. Our professionals may recommend sclerotherapy, a tried-and-true treatment for varicose and spider veins, particularly those in the legs.

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat vein disorders such as spider veins and varicose veins. The procedure involves injecting a solution into the specific veins, which causes them to collapse and eventually fade away. Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment that can be performed at the Rendon Center as an outpatient procedure. This is a medical treatment that is usually covered by insurance, and you will see significant improvement after just one or two treatments.

What can I expect during my sclerotherapy procedure?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat veins. During the procedure, a solution is injected into the veins, causing them to collapse and fade from view. Sclerotherapy is quick and relatively painless. The injection may cause some temporary bruising or discomfort, but this should resolve on its own within a few days. Your doctor may also recommend wearing compression stockings for a few days or weeks after the procedure, while also avoiding strenuous activity for a short period of time. Most patients see results within a few weeks, though multiple treatments may be needed for best results. Sclerotherapy is a reliable treatment that is often the first line of defense against varicose and spider veins.

Are you interested in sclerotherapy?

Men and women in the Boca Raton, FL area who are interested in learning more about sclerotherapy for the treatment of varicose and spider veins are welcome to book an appointment at the Rendon Center. Call 561-750-0544 to request an appointment with our team of professionals.

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