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Sclerotherapy Is Painless

If you suffer from spider veins, chances are they have been caused by pregnancy, age, obesity, or prolonged standing. Getting rid of your spider or varicose veins gives you a new lease on life. You no longer have to be embarrassed about how your legs look when you decide to have sclerotherapy, a safe and effective vein treatment. Sclerotherapy is a tried-and-true procedure that has been in use since the 1930s.

At O’Gorman Vein & Vascular, sclerotherapy in Mobile, AL, is a commonly performed and successful option for the removal of spider veins. Dr. O’Gorman uses ultrasound guidance to inject a medication or salt solution directly into the veins with a very fine needle. The solution causes the lining of the blood vessel to collapse and the blood to clot. The vessel eventually turns into scar tissue that fades away.

The number of veins injected at one time depends on the size and location of the veins. This procedure may cause a short period of discomfort, especially if the veins are large, but generally, there is a little-to-no real pain. In fact, it is considered a painless procedure that doesn’t require any anesthesia.

Sometimes it takes a few weeks for the appearance of veins to disappear. During this time there may be slight tenderness around the vein-injected areas. Nothing more than a mild pain reliever like aspirin is needed.  Once sclerotherapy is successfully done, however, does not mean that the propensity for spider veins is gone forever.


The Benefits of Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is an effective way to reduce or eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. A majority of patients are delighted with the results and feel better about themselves, which is an extremely important benefit. For small varicose veins, sclerotherapy is an ideal treatment. It works by injection of a solution directly into the veins. The solution makes the vein scar, which then forces blood to take a different route through to healthier veins. Eventually, the collapsed vein is absorbed back into the tissue where it eventually fades.

One of the best benefits of sclerotherapy is that it’s a simple procedure that has become more successful over the years due to better instruments and more effective therapeutic agents. It is considered a cosmetic procedure because most patients are motivated to get rid of unsightly dilated varicose and spider veins. The procedure usually takes no more than 15 to 20 minutes, and normal daily activities can be resumed immediately. If a patient does have aches and pains related to spider veins, sclerotherapy is known to relieve those symptoms.

A sclerotherapy injection can be performed in a vein specialist’s office, like O’Gorman Vein & Vascular, which specializes in sclerotherapy in Mobile, AL. Call us at (251) 410-8346 today for more information or to schedule a consultation.