Veins are blood vessels that carry blood from your body back to your heart. There are valves inside veins that help direct blood back to your heart. When the valves are damaged or weakened, blood can pool in your veins causing them to swell and weaken. This results in varicose veins.
varicose vein surgery recommend for varicose veins that are large, protruding or unsightly. Varicose vein surgery may also be appropriate if your varicose veins are causing symptoms, such as burning, aching, soreness and cramping.
Sclerotherapy is a safe, proven medical procedure that treats both the symptoms and the cause of varicose veins and spider veins. For sclerotherapy treatments, a series of micro-injections of a solution (“sclerosant”) are administered directly into varicose veins or spider veins.
The injected solution acts to close off the vein with abnormal valves, sealing it off from your other, healthy veins. Over time, the treated veins shrink and are eventually absorbed by your body. Your blood flow, meanwhile, naturally reroutes itself into your healthy veins, improving your circulation and eliminating the root cause of your vein disease.
Treatment sessions usually take less than half an hour, with no hospitalization required. Most patients do not find sclerotherapy treatments to be particularly painful, and recovery time is generally very short—most people are back to their regular routine the same day.