Depending on the size and nature of the veins, preparations of various concentrations are used in the form of a solution or foam. The method is very convenient because it does not require any special preparation, the procedure is relatively painless, takes very little time and can be performed many times.
Is it possible to cure varicose veins with sclerotherapy?
Yes, in some cases.
The anatomical causes of varicose veins can be different, and in some cases sclerotherapy is enough to cope with them. In other cases, sclerotherapy can be a good effective adjunct to surgical treatment to eliminate residual veins after surgical removal / disconnection of the major major trunks.
If I absolutely do not want to have an operation / am afraid of an operation, is it possible to do with sclerotherapy?
In some cases, sclerotherapy can serve as an alternative to surgical interventions, but this will not always be rational. Sometimes, with the help of sclerotherapy, you can achieve the same results as with surgery, but in the end it can take more time and be much more expensive due to the need to perform a large number of procedures.
In some cases, replacing one method with another is absolutely impossible. Moreover, both in one and the other direction - not all situations that can be solved by sclerotherapy can / should be eliminated surgically.
When is sclerotherapy best and when is surgery?
- An ideal method for eliminating telangiectasias and small intradermal veins. This is the case when the surgical technique provides little or no alternatives.
- In addition, sclerotherapy is an option of choice for eliminating vascular cosmetic defects on the face (veins near the eyes, cheekbones, chin), chest, arms.
- Also, sclerotherapy is preferable to eliminate single varicose veins, without valve insufficiency of the large trunks of the saphenous veins.
- In addition, sclerotherapy is an excellent option for removing residual varicose veins after surgery.
- In cases where varicose veins are caused by the failure of the valves of the large saphenous veins, it is preferable to first perform a surgical intervention to eliminate the cause, and then supplement it with sclerotherapy in order to eliminate the remaining cosmetic defects.
Surgery is sometimes the preferred method because of the anatomical features or extremely large veins that prevent sclerotherapy from being effective or safe.