Sclerotherapy Boise is a non-invasive, effective, and simple procedure to treat small varicose veins and spider veins. The procedure has minimal side effects and almost no long-term complications.
Generally, varicose veins and spider veins do not cause any harm to a patient. Moreover, sclerotherapy is done for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of the affected region. However, in severe cases where a patient suffers from numbness, pain, cramps, or swelling due to twisted veins, Sclerotherapy can help them.
Before you opt for sclerotherapy, you need to understand what will happen, how you prepare for the procedure, and what is supposed to be done after the procedure.
What should you know about the procedure?
The procedure of sclerotherapy involves three steps. In the first step, a doctor examines the affected veins and the number of sessions required to heal the affected veins completely.
The second step involves treating the affected veins, and the last step is taking precautions and recovery.
An experienced nurse or a doctor will ask you to lie down on your back and slightly elevate your legs in the procedure. After applying an antiseptic to the treatment site, the doctor will inject a saline solution and a sclerosant into the affected veins. The procedure may last anywhere between 15-45 minutes and does not require general anesthesia.
The solution injected plays a prominent role in treating varicose veins; it irritates the vein’s walls and causes them to swell. This leads to narrowing of the lumen of the vein, and in no time, it leads to complete obstruction of the veins. The blood is then unable to pass through the veins, and without nutrition, the vein starts to collapse, and eventually, it becomes scar tissue and gets absorbed by the neighboring healthy tissues.
The time taken by the body to absorb the treated vein entirely is the time required for a patient to observe complete results, but pain, swelling, and other issues get relieved immediately.
Some patients have reported pain and discomfort while injecting the solution; it occurs due to the escaping of the solution from the veins to the surrounding tissue. Therefore, it is essential to get treated only by an experienced doctor.
What to expect after the procedure?
Once you have been treated, you will be able to walk and do things as usual, but you will be asked to wear compression stockings to maintain compression on the treated veins. However, you will have to avoid strenuous exercises or physical activity to get the best results.