Sclerotherapy treatment in Bangalore | Sclerotherapy treatment cost
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to reduce spider veins and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. This solution hurts the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and let the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that disappears from view.
Initially you will have a consultation with the dermatologist to understand if you are the ideal candidate for the procedure before commencing the sclerotherapy.
Injecting the sclerosing solution into the unwanted veins causes the vein to shrink immediately, and then dissolves the vein over a week as the body naturally absorbs the treated vein. Sclerotherapy is not a major surgery; it just takes 10 to 15 minutes to perform and the downtime is minimal as compared to the invasive varicose vein surgery.
Sclerotherapy is performed over laser procedure in eliminating large spider veins and smaller varicose leg veins. Unlike the laser treatment the sclerosing solution additionally closes the "feeder veins" under the skin that causes the forming of spider veins, and lets the growth of spider veins likely less in the treated area. On the abnormal surface veins of involved leg injected multiple dilute sclerosant injections. The patient’s leg is then compressed with either socks or bandages regularly for two weeks after the treatment. Patients are suggested to walk regularly during that time and it’s very common practice for the patients to need at least two treatment sessions in span of several weeks to significantly improve the appearance of their leg veins.
Micro foam sclerosants also used to perform Sclerotherapy under ultrasound guidance in treating larger varicose veins, including the great and small saphenous veins. After a map of the patient's varicose veins is created using ultrasound, these veins are injected whilst real-time monitoring of the injections is undertaken, also using ultrasound. The sclerosant can be observed entering the vein, and further injections performed so that all the abnormal veins are treated. Follow-up ultrasound scans are used to confirm closure of the treated veins, and any residual varicose veins can be identified and treated.