As we have blogged about in the past, sclerotherapy is a long-established and effective treatment for the removal of spider veins and varicose veins. Medical professionals have been using this procedure, which has gone largely unchanged, since the 1930s. Moreover, sclerotherapy has a proven success rate. If you are considering the removal of spider veins and varicose veins, we would like to share the main benefits of sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is a cosmetic procedure. While the procedure can improve symptoms like aches, burning and swelling, for most people spider veins and varicose veins are a cosmetic issue. Varicose veins often appear dark purple or blue and are bulging and twisted. For both women and men, the problem can become unattractive and embarrassing.
The biggest benefit to patients is sclerotherapy is an effective non-surgical procedure. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Studies of sclerotherapy as a treatment for varicose and spider veins indicate that it has an overall success rate of about 60 to 80 percent in eliminating treated veins.” After treatment, small spider veins and varicose veins begin to disappear in 3 to 6 weeks. Larger veins may take several months.
Nonetheless, veins treated with sclerotherapy don’t return once gone. Moreover, less than 10 percent of people will not respond to the therapy. Therefore, while new veins may appear, sclerotherapy is a permanent non-surgical solution. It relieves symptoms and improves the patient’s appearance with no downtime.
In review, the benefits of sclerotherapy include:
- Well Established,
- Highly Effective,
- No Downtime, and
- Few, if any, Side Effects.
If you would like to talk more about the benefits of sclerotherapy, or need additional information, please contact us.