If you have spider or varicose veins and are looking for relief from this ailment, the team at the Cardio Vascular Institute can help. We offer sclerotherapy treatment for those in the Scottsdale, AZ, area. Read on to learn about this treatment option, its benefits, and the post-op instructions.
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider and varicose veins by injecting a solution that shrinks the blood vessels. While your veins may appear to worsen after the procedure, the redness and irritation indicate that the injection is working. After 6 to 12 weeks, you will begin to notice your veins improving.
What Are the Benefits of Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is not a surgical procedure; therefore, the recovery time is quicker, and it leaves little to no scarring. The procedure is fast and simple and is an outpatient treatment so you can leave the same day without much downtime.
What Are the Instructions After Sclerotherapy?
While the procedure is quick and easy, you should avoid returning to work the same day as your sclerotherapy appointment. You can return the next day, and if you experience any discomfort, you can take ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
While this procedure will make a big difference to your spider or varicose veins, you should take certain precautions during the first weeks after sclerotherapy. For example, avoid long plane or car trips, and refrain from tanning or using a hot tub. We also recommend continuing to wear your compression hose and keeping your legs elevated to ensure the best results.
If you have any other questions about sclerotherapy or to book your appointment, contact the Cardio Vascular Institute by calling (480) 747-6532 or by filling out our contact form. We will evaluate your veins and come up with the best treatment plan for you to relieve pain and discomfort.