Perhaps the most popular treatment option for vein disease across the country is a treatment called sclerotherapy. Columbia, Maryland doctors at The Vein Center of Maryland perform this treatment daily and they are here to offer their answers to all of your burning questions.
During a treatment session, a small needle is placed into the damaged vein and the vein is injected with a substance that prompts the vein to collapse and seal.
Once the vein has collapsed, blood can re-route to healthy, more viable veins for efficient flow.
The solution that is injected into the damaged veins may be comprised of sugars, salts and detergents depending on the profile of the patient. The solutions are all very safe when administered by a professional such as those at The Vein Center of Maryland.
Treatment sessions are generally short, falling anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes.
Most patients report between a 70-75% improvement in the appearance of their leg veins after sclerotherapy.
You should expect your results to last long-term. However, new areas of damaged veins may develop over time and sclerotherapy does not prevent new veins from showing up in other areas.
It is rare to experience complications following a sclerotherapy treatment. However, some patients may experience a darkening of the skin which occurs in roughly 1% of all patients.
Other less common side effects include skin ulceration, blood clots, or allergic reaction all of which are easily managed by a professional vein doctor.
At The Vein Center of Maryland, we offer stellar vein services for all of our patients.
If you have veins issues and would like to speak with one of our professionals, please do not hesitate to call and schedule a consultation today. (410)970-2314.