Sclerotherapy for Varicose and Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of medications (sclerosing agents) into varicose veins which cause irritation of their inner walls resulting in collapse and permanent closure of these veins. The majority of varicose veins can be treated by sclerotherapy. Even the Saphenous veins ( the large veins in your groin ) may be removed by this method. Sclerotherapy is performed in the doctor’s office and does not require loss of time from work or other activities. It does not entail anesthesia and there is no scarring. You may be required to wear leg stockings after this procedure. If sclerotherapy has not worked for you in the past it may be that you have underlying veins that cannot be seen with the naked eye and can only be found with ultrasound mapping. The source of the problem is then treated and usually better results are achieved on the remaining veins.
Sclerotherapy at BC Laser is designed to treat both men and women for long term results. To see if sclerotherapy is right for you book your appointment with BC laser today by calling 604 580 2464
Ultrasound is used to map out the entire vein anatomy of the lower limbs. The cause of the varicose and spider veins are identified and treated at its source and then followed by further treatments to the veins. Treating varicose and spider veins in this way make the results more successful long term and with fewer risks. There is no surgery involved, no anaesthesia or downtime and very little discomfort. Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy can be used with great accuracy to find the problem veins prior to treatment.
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Am I at risk of venous disease?
Here are some factors for men and women that indicate if you might be predisposed to chronic venous disease:
- Heredity (family medical history within a family)
- Prolonged standing or sitting
- Heavy lifting
- Hormonal influences
How do compression socks and stockings work?
Gradient compression socks or stockings help improve the blood flow by compressing the veins and making the valves in the veins work more efficiently.
This is done by delivering the highest level of compression at the ankle and gently decreasing this pressure up the leg. Improving blood flow helps the wearer experience immediate relief from tired, aching legs.
How many mole treatments will I need?
What can I expect after laser mole removal?
What is Cellulite?
How do we get Cellulite?
- The swelling of fat cells distend the skin creating the appearance of "orange peel."
- The contraction of the vertical strands of tissue due to hormonal fluctuations or decreased circulation.