Varicose veins and spider veins can be treated with a procedure called sclerotherapy, which is a treatment that can be performed in the office. Sclerotherapy uses a sclerosant, which is a specifically formulated chemical that is placed into the problematic veins and allows for a cascade of events that leads to the eventual scarring and removal of the vein by the body. Based on how large and how many spider veins need to be treated, multiple treatments may be required.
Since sclerotherapy is performed in the office, the procedure can be completed in less than an hour. Many patients want to know how soon they can return to work after treatment. This blog post will explain the short and long of this answer
Sclerotherapy Tips for Recovery
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Sclerotherapy allows for return to work the same day of the procedure and requires minimal post procedure instructions and activities to avoid. If you are interested in sclerotherapy as a treatment for your spider or varicose veins, speak with a vein specialist to learn more.
Video: Understanding Sclerotherapy
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Consult with a Spider Vein Expert
If left untreated, venous disease can lead to disastrous consequences, even though this is a rare occurrence. If you are concerned about varicose veins, swelling in your legs, or you have risks that may lead to developing venous disease, please visit with a board certified vascular surgeon to discuss your treatment options and prevent any worsening of your vein disease.