What veins can be treated with Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is capable of targeting only small veins that are present at the time of treatment, but it does not prevent the development of new veins in a person with that tendency. While there may be a long-term disappearance of treated veins, new veins could develop in the susceptible person.
The Safety of Sclerotherapy
Most people tolerate sclerotherapy treatment very well and experience no adverse effects. In less then 0.01% of patients treated with sclerotherapy, there is an allergic reaction to the sclerosing agent that was injected. There are also certain people who should not undergo sclerotherapy treatment. These people are those who are pregnant, people over 60, obese people, people with multiple large and/or painful varicose veins, people with a history of a deep venous thrombosis/pulmonary embolus/clotting disorder, people with heart or liver disease, HIV, recent cancer or chemotherapy.
Sclerotherapy vs. Laser Treatment
Sclerotherapy is still the standard of care for the treatment of small veins on the legs.
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