Are you tired of concealing your varicose veins and experiencing discomfort?
Varicose veins not only affect your appearance but can also cause pain and other unpleasant sensations. Fortunately, there is a highly effective treatment option available: sclerotherapy.
If you're ready to explore sclerotherapy for your varicose veins, our clinic offers the expertise of Dr. Nellie, a renowned Melbourne vein specialist and phlebologist. With years of experience, she provides various treatment options to address unsightly varicose veins.
Understanding Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are bulging blood vessels that become visible on the skin's surface. They typically appear as squiggly, blue, or purple veins, most commonly found on the legs and ankles. When the valves in your leg veins become damaged, varicose veins develop. These valves are responsible for ensuring proper blood flow back to the heart. However, when they malfunction, blood accumulates in the legs, leading to symptoms such as:
Symptoms of varicose veins may vary depending on the size and location of the affected veins. Typically, symptoms start mild and worsen as the condition progresses.
Sclerotherapy: Varicose Veins Treatment
Sclerotherapy is a highly effective, minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatment that can permanently reduce varicose veins. Whether you're seeking relief from painful symptoms or cosmetic improvement, sclerotherapy can address both spider and varicose veins.
During the sclerotherapy procedure, our skilled medical professionals inject a specialized solution into the problematic veins. This solution causes the veins to close and scar, resulting in their closure. Once the vein is closed, you will no longer feel any discomfort or experience symptoms. The entire treatment usually takes just half an hour, allowing you to return home immediately afterward.
Sclerotherapy is an excellent choice for small to medium-sized visible varicose veins that cause uncomfortable symptoms. While other treatments are available, sclerotherapy offers several advantages:
No sedation required: Sclerotherapy is performed in-clinic and typically does not require anesthesia due to its minimally invasive nature. You may experience a brief burning sensation or minor itching during the procedure.
Favorable response: In most cases, the veins treated with the chemical solution injection respond well and dissolve within a few months after the procedure.
Quick results: If you have smaller varicose or spider veins, you may start noticing improvements as early as three weeks following the treatment. Severe and highly visible varicose veins may take longer to collapse, with full results visible within 6–12 months. Once treated veins disappear, they typically do not reappear.
To learn more about how sclerotherapy can help you, contact our clinic at (03) 9885 4494 or visit Dr. Nellie at 448 Warrigal Road, Ashburton, Victoria 3147 (inside Ashwood Medical Group). You can also schedule an appointment online for your convenience.
Say goodbye to varicose vein concerns and embrace a pain-free future with sclerotherapy.