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Understanding traditional sclerotherapy for varicose veins

If you have varicose veins and are tired of the pain, discomfort, and embarrassment they cause you every day, then it’s time to take matters into your own hands. Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses injections of sclerosing liquid to shrink enlarged veins in just minutes. And because there’s no surgery or downtime required with this treatment option, it can be done on an outpatient basis. Patients looking for relief from unsightly varicose veins once and for all and who live in the areas of Hallandale and Boca Raton, FL will want to connect with Dr. Bertha Baum and her team at Aventura Dermatology to learn more about treatment with sclerotherapy.

How do I prepare for sclerotherapy?

Before undergoing sclerotherapy, you’ll want to make sure that the enlarged veins are actually varicose veins and not something else. Dr. Bertha Baum and her team can help you determine whether or not this treatment is right for you during your consultation. If it is, they will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your appointment. On the day of your procedure, you can expect to have a numbing agent injected into the area where the injections will be given. Once the area is numb, Dr. Bertha Baum will inject the sclerosing liquid into each vein using special technology called the VeinViewer to help guide her into the correct areas. The liquid administered will cause the vein to collapse and eventually disappear.

Isn’t the removal of veins problematic?

It may seem as though closing a vein up could be an issue when it comes to blood flow and overall health, but the blood that once flowed through the vein is naturally redirected to other healthy, large veins in the area. There is no guarantee that varicose veins may return if problems occur in a new vein.

How many treatments will I need to address the veins?

Most people require just one or two treatments to achieve optimal results, but the number of treatments you’ll need may vary depending on the extent and severity of your varicose veins. You should expect to see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of your veins after each treatment, and the final results will be visible about four to six weeks after your last session.

Find out if you are a good candidate for traditional sclerotherapy sessions

If you’re looking for an effective and minimally-invasive treatment for varicose veins, sclerotherapy is a great option that can provide you with long-lasting results. Contact Dr. Bertha Baum today to schedule a consultation and learn more about this treatment!

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