For the uninitiated, varicose veins are large and swollen blood vessels that often don’t look pleasing and are visible through the skin. A variant of the same condition is called spider veins, which can look red or purple in color. Many factors like heredity and obesity have been attributed for varicose veins, while certain occupations that involve considerable amount of standing can cause it, as well. Blood control pills, pregnancy and other hormonal causes can affect the appearance of varicose veins, and it is now known that this is more seen in women than men. It is possible to enlever les varices, and often, maintenance treatment is required to avoid further appearance. In this post, we will talk about injection treatment in detail.
Sclerotherapy is the procedure available since 1930s. The treatment involves using Sclerosing injections, which contains a highly concentrated salt solution that’s injected directly into the affected varix or vein. In some cases, Sclerosing injections can contain a drug, which creates scar tissues in the vein. For most number of people, sclerosing injections are enough to treat the condition, although in some cases, surgery might be necessary in some cases. If required, the concerned clinic will refer you to a surgeon. The use of sclerosing injections is an inexpensive procedure and can be done as an outpatient treatment. As required, doctors may use sclerosing injections even after surgery to minimize scarring.
Are there any side effects?
The use of sclerosing injections is considered to be safe, barring a few minor side effects, such as bruising and small superficial phlebitis. In case of small superficial phlebitis, the vein will feel sensitive and look red. Cutaneous hyperpigmentation is one of the rarer side effects, which leads to a brownish appearance of the vein. Other rare side effects include Neovacularization. Deep phlebitis is considered one of the rarer and more serious side effects, besides arterial embolization and fleeting amaurosis.
Finding a clinic
If you are considering getting treated for varicose veins, make sure that you are well-aware of all the treatment choices, which include laser, surface laser and surgical treatment. Your doctor is the best person to answer questions related to the options. Except for surgery, most treatments for varicose veins can be done under local anaesthesia and as an outpatient procedure.
Understand the costs, benefits and side effects before taking a call and don’t forget to check if the clinic is a known and reputed in your area.