Phlebology / Vein Medicine
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.