Even knowing this, the idea of vein injections can be disconcerting to some. What, exactly, is happening when you get vein injections and how do they affect your varicose veins?
Vein injections are actually quite simple. Otherwise known as sclerotherapy, vein injections are minimally invasive and can be performed right in your medical practitioner’s office. An FDA-approved solution called a scleroscant is injected right into varicose veins, irritating the lining of the veins. This causes each vein to swell and seal itself, so it can be absorbed into the body and disappear.
Vein injections are perfect for preventing varicose veins from growing larger or getting worse. They will rid your legs of varicose veins and drastically improve varicose vein symptoms, as the problem veins will no longer be there to cause pain.
You may not notice immediate results from vein injections, and depending on the extent and severity of your varicose veins, you may need to return for multiple treatments. However, in most cases, vein injections ultimately work well to remove problem veins, preventing varicose veins from returning in the future.
Vein injections are a far less painful and far more advanced medical treatment than traditional ways of preventing varicose veins and addressing varicose vein symptoms. Gone are the days of having to check in to surgery for vein stripping procedures! Vein injections allow you to move on with your day once they are complete, and the procedure should take just a half hour to 45 minutes each time. You will be able to get up, move around, walk, and return to work or home without problems, and aftercare is usually as simple as wearing compression stockings, avoiding heat and sunlight on the treated area, and staying away from anti-inflammatory pain relievers.
If you are thinking about vein injections to address varicose vein symptoms, talk to your medical provider about visiting a vein clinic for a consultation and treatment plan.
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