Sclerotherapy: What you need to know

While varicose veins won’t affect your overall health, their appearance on the legs can be a source of embarrassment for many adult patients in the Boca Raton, FL area. The prominent look of varicose veins along the legs can cause men and women to avoid situations where their legs are exposed, such as spending time on the beach or at the pool in a swimsuit or dress. Fortunately, there is a way for patients to address these unsightly and sometimes bothersome veins that bulge from the legs for an improved appearance. To achieve results, patients should ask the team at the Rendon Center about the benefits of undergoing sclerotherapy.

How sclerotherapy works

Sclerotherapy is one of the most popular ways of treating varicose veins in adult patients. This particular treatment is achieved with the use of a special injection. A medical, sclerosing solution is injected directly into the problematic vein. The medication helps the vein collapse and shrink. Once the vein has been damaged and the blood rerouted to other, stronger veins, it is naturally absorbed by the body and fades away. This provides permanent elimination of varicose veins, though patients may experience problems with other veins over time. Sclerosing is safe, effective, and most patients are appropriate candidates for this procedure.

Does sclerotherapy require any downtime?

Certain activities may need to wait, such as exercising, as the sclerosing medication works its magic. Patients are given aftercare instructions as well that can advise them as to how to help facilitate the healing process. Compressions socks are often worn for a specific period of time to ensure proper recovery. Patients who have other varicose veins that develop can have sclerotherapy done again to resolve.

Are you interested in sclerotherapy?

If you deal with varicose veins and are ready to address these unsightly marks along the legs, a visit to the dermatologist is your first step in the right direction! Contact Dr. Marta Rendon, our board-certified dermatologist, by calling (561) 750-0544 and visiting the office in Boca Raton, FL. The practice is located at 1001 NW 13th Street, Suite #100 and accepts new patients.  

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