A consultation in the dermatological private practice Dr. med. Dötterer-Rieg. The rooms are bright, two people sit in the medical consultation room. A doctor advises a patient on the topic of venous and phlebology.
A patient at a vein treatment. Marta González Sánchez, a specialist in the treatment of venous diseases, examines the veins of a patient's legs. The vein treatment is according to the examination result.

Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins

Sclerotherapy is successful in small or smallest veins

In the early stages of venous disease it could be tried to obliterate the veins. These varicose veins sclerotherapy is successful in small or smallest veins ("spider veins"). Sclerotherapy is an easily manageable, usually little painful method of removing visually and functionally disturbing varicose veins.

In a sclerotherapy a sclerosing agent (Aethoxysklerol) is injected into the varicose veins. The vessels clog, are no longer consistent and are then gradually - like a bruise - broken down by the body. However, this process usually takes several weeks to complete. The treatment by sclerotherapy usually takes several sessions at intervals of several weeks.

After injection of sclerosing agent, it usually comes to a mild inflammation along the treated vessel course. As a result can remain in rare cases pigmentations which will disappear during the following weeks. Possilbly to exclude an individual intolerance a sample desolation is optionally performed on a hard visible location, to check the compatibility at the beginning of therapy.