With the number of treatment options available to you at Canada Vein Clinics, it may be difficult to determine which procedure is best for both your veins, and overall wellbeing. A consultation with our vein experts can explain your treatment options and suggest which method will result in the most promising results. If your veins are in the premature stages of venous insufficiency, we may recommend Sclerotherapy as the most effective solution. We’re here to help you better understand the procedure, and why it could be the appropriate treatment choice.
Understanding Your Veins
Not all vein conditions progress the same way; a varicose vein, for instance, looks different depending on its size and location in the leg. When it comes time to treat vein conditions, procedures need to be available that target the specific factors your veins present, which is part of the reason why Canada Vein Clinics offers so many treatment options for clients.
Sclerotherapy is best suited for smaller veins, which is why it is often suggested as a treatment option for spider veins along with varicose veins. Smaller veins that have blood pooling in their valves or vein conditions that are less developed will benefit from Sclerotherapy more than treatments designed for larger veins. To gauge the size of your varicose or spider veins, an evaluation will be performed that determines how well your veins will respond to different treatment mechanisms. It’s important to understand the specific structure of your veins so that you can make an informed decision about your treatment.
How Can Sclerotherapy Help?
If your veins are smaller, an invasive procedure may do more harm than good. Sclerotherapy is minimally invasive and only involves the insertion of a thin needle that administers a mild salt solution into the vein. The solution reacts with the walls of the veins and irritates them, causing the vein to shrink and eventually collapse. The blood that once collected in the vein is rerouted to healthier veins, and the treated vein is absorbed into the leg.
Many patients believe that treatment will only work once their vein condition has progressed or become more visible on the skin’s surface, however Sclerotherapy is designed specifically for smaller veins, and is an effective way to treat vein conditions before they worsen. Each treatment session is relatively short – requiring only 15 to 60 minutes of your time – and it is performed right in the clinic. The procedure is also permanent and relieves the discomfort and aesthetic concerns associated with varicose and spider veins almost right away. The number of treatment sessions required for your veins will depend on the size and depth of the veins in question.
Recovering from Sclerotherapy
Part of selecting Sclerotherapy as the right treatment option is coming up with realistic expectations and understanding the results of your procedure. Doing so will allow you to get the most out of your experience. You will be prescribed with a compression stocking after the procedure, which you will wear for a few days, and although some bruising may occur, it should subside within a week. You may resume your daily routine immediately after treatment, and we do recommend low-impact exercises like walking or swimming to improve blood circulation throughout the legs.
Our experts will also talk to you about dietary changes that may help prevent vein conditions in the future. By being proactive and making decisions that consider your everyday health, you are less likely to suffer from varicose or spider veins down the road. Combining minimally invasive treatment with early lifestyle changes can result in healthier veins and a healthier you! If you would like more information about Sclerotherapy or any of our other available treatment options, please contact Canada Vein Clinics at 1-888-876-8346.