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Sclerotherapy Treatment Procedure Vaughan

Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment

Schlerotherapy is an effective method of treatment for smaller varicose veins and other venous disorders,.including veins that are pressurized by reflux in the greater saphenous system or perforating veins that have reflux such as in the calf or other anatomical locations. Often sclerotherapy is used as an adjunct to EVLT It is painless and can be performed at the end of an EVLT session or as stand-alone therapy.

Many people suffer from both small and medium-large varicose veins and will require both EVLT and sclerotherapy treatments. Luckily these procedures are both minimally invasive and do not take long to perform making them easy to pair up into one trip to the doctor.

Foam Scelrotherapy is achieved by the injection of a foam medication known as sclerosant into the veins needing treatment. Like EVLT, it incites an inflammatory reaction within the vein that will eventually cause it to involute and disappear. It does not require an anesthetic and can be performed in the doctor’s office with no need for surgery.

Sclerotherapy Varicose Vein Treatment

This method of treatment for varicose veins has been used for over 150 years and was first used in 1862. Due to medical complications and high rates of side effects with the drugs used at the time, the practice was largely abandoned by 1894 due to improvements in surgical techniques. Ligation and stripping became the treatment of choice until continued work on perfecting the less invasive sclerotherapy technique resulted met with ultrasonic technology in the 1980s.

Side effects of sclerotherapy may include allergic reaction, swelling, itching, and skin pigment changes in the treated area. This method is also used as a treatment for reticular or spider veins however much smaller volumes of sclerosant are injected.

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Vein Disorders

Varicose veins are a result of pressurization of small veins located below the skin. The cause of this pressurization is incompetent valves within veins themselves. This does not allow the normal antegrade (forward) flow...

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