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01 Jul


Is Sclerotherapy Safe?

Schlerotherapy is a common, safe and highly effective way of treating smaller varicose veins and other vein disorders. The procedure involves using a needle to inject a medicinal foam known as sclerosant into those smaller varicose veins. This foam will cause an inflammatory reaction in the vein. This reaction will trigger the vein to collapse, and the end result is the affected vein will shrink away and disappear. What’s more, the therapy process is painless does not need the patient to take an anesthetic, and can be completed in a doctor’s clinic without requiring a visit to the surgery room. Instead, it can be done as a treatment completed in a half-hour trip to a doctor, such as one of the highly trained vein specialists here at the Vaughan Vein Clinic. Often, schlerotherapy is used in conjunction with another minimally invasive vein treatment procedure, EVLT, which uses lasers to cause…

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01 Jul


What Causes Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins – or unsightly enlarged veins that stick out prominently from your skin – are a common medical issue. They are a vein or vein that appears twisted or enlarged along your skin’s surface – often in the legs and ankles — and are a cosmetic blemish that usually do not cause any serious health complications, though it’s possible they could trigger health problems. Varicose veins are caused by weakened valves in your veins. These valves are one-way and ensure blood flows from your legs to your heart. However, when they aren’t operating normally blood will accumulate, and as a result pressure will build up and the vein will become enlarged and appear like twisted tree trunks running up your leg. They will also become discoloured, appearing dark blue and swollen. There are some key causes of varicose veins. The simple fact of getting older is one of them.…

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