Sclerotherapy is a very effective treatment for the reduction and elimination of varicose veins, but it depends on some factors, such as the practice of the medical angiologist, the effectiveness of the injected substance in the vein, the body’s response of the person to the treatment, and size of the vessels.
This technique is ideal to treat varicose veins of small caliber, up to 2 mm, and spider veins, not being as effective in the elimination of large varicose veins.However, even though the individual has only small varicose veins in the leg and do a few sessions of sclerotherapy, if he does not follow some medical guidelines, be sedentary and stay a long time standing or sitting, other varicose veins may arise.
The sclerotherapy can be done with foam or glucose, and the foam indicated for the treatment of large varicose veins. In addition, you can be done the laser, but the results are not as satisfactory and may need additional treatment with foam or glucose to eliminate the varicose veins. When sclerotherapy with glucose is unable to eliminate the vessels of large calibre, is recommended the surgery, especially if the saphenous vein, which is the main vein of the leg and of the thigh, is involved. Learn how sclerotherapy with glucose and sclerotherapy with foam.
When do sclerotherapy
The sclerotherapy can be done with an aesthetic purpose, but also when it can pose a risk to the woman. In the veins, very much dilated, the blood flow becomes slower, which can lead to clot formation and, subsequently, be established a framework of thrombosis. See how to identify thrombosis and what to do to avoid.
The sessions of sclerotherapy last, on average, 30 minutes and should be done 1 time per week. The number of sessions depends on the amount of spider veins to be eliminated, and the method used. Usually sclerotherapy laser requires fewer sessions so that you can notice the result. Learn how to work the sclerotherapy laser.
How to prevent varicose veins from returning
It is important after sclerotherapy to take some precautions to prevent the varicose veins re-appear, such as:
- Avoid wearing high heels all day, because it can compromise the circulation;
- Avoid excess weight;
- Perform physical activities with professional monitoring, because depending on the year there may be increased tension in the vessels;
- Use compression stockings, elastic, especially after the sclerotherapy glucose;
- Sit or lie down with your legs up;
- Avoid sitting all day;
- Stop smoking;
- Seek medical advice before using the contraceptive pill.
Other care that should be taken after the sclerotherapy is the use of moisturizers, sunscreen, avoid hair removal and exposure of the treated region to the sun so that there is the appearance of blemishes.