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Sclerotheraphy is an injection treament used to elimanate small to medium size varicose veins and spider veins.
At Millennium Medical Group our sclerotherapy treament is affordabl, does no require anesthetic,and there is no dowtime associated with this simple procedure.
Sclerotherapy utilizes a very fine needle to inject a solution, sclerosant, into the varicose or ” spider vein “.
Most patients compare the discomfort of the needle to ant bite. The location of the vein determines if this procedure is done with or without ultrasound guidance.
Different solutions are used,depending of the type of vein and different strengths of the solutions are used based on the size of the veseel. Once injected, the cells that line the vein wall (Endothelium) will be come irritated, inflamed,and damaged. External pressure is applied using cotton balls, tape and support hose. The compression causes the vein walls to seal together, sealing the vein off from the rest of the vein network in your leg, and the vein can no longer transport blood. Your body will then breakdown and absorb the damage vein and naturally redirect the blood flow to the healthy veins. Upon the Completion of the healing the vein is no longer visible. It should be noted that the same vein may have to be treated more than once during your sclerotherapy seccions.
The process is very similar to how your body heals a bad bruise. ” Spider ” veins do not have any know useful function and eliminating them will no affect your circulation. Reducing or eliminating varicose veins can improve your circulation and syptoms of heaviness, aching and fatigue.