Sclerotherapy is a well-proven and effective treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. This treatment has been used since the 1930s with very good results and is often the preferred treatment for small varicose veins.
Dr. Weniger performs sclerotherapy in the office setting at Weniger Plastic Surgery of Bluffton, South Carolina. The procedure typically takes anywhere from thirty to forty-five minutes to complete. Dr. Weniger will use a very fine needle to inject a special sclerosing solution directly into the diseased vein. The sclerosing solution causes the vein to scar and collapse. The blood then naturally reroutes to other healthy veins and the collapsed vein is reabsorbed by the local tissue over time. Patients may experience some mild discomfort or a cramping sensation during injection.
There is no downtime after sclerotherapy and patients are able to resume their normal routine right away. Some redness may be present at the injection site, but this typically fades within a few days. Bruising may also occur which will fade within a few days or weeks. Larger veins may appear lumpy or hard for up to several months after treatment. Patients may be required to wear support hose or compression wraps for a period of time after treatment. The treated veins will disappear within a few weeks to months after treatment. For some patients, several treatments may be needed.
To learn more about sclerotherapy or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Weniger, please contact Weniger Plastic Surgery’s main office at (843) 757-0123.
Contact Weniger Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.