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Treatment of varicose veins

Treatment of varicose veins

Foam sclerotherapy is a fairly new method used in aesthetic surgery. Swollen veins are associated with varicose disease caused by congenital weakness of the veins. At worst, varicose disease results in oedemas, pain and ulcers in the legs.

Varicose bulges develop when blood accumulates in damaged veins and the branches of surface veins stretch, becoming visible in the form of bulges. The damaged veins can be removed entirely by foam sclerotherapy.

The therapy is carried out on an outpatient basis, and you should reserve about one hour for it. The drug is administered into the damaged vein through a thin needle with the help of a colour Doppler ultrasound scanner. Immediately after that, a compression stocking (compression class II) is pulled on the leg to keep the surface veins empty. The stocking can be taken off five days later for wash and while at rest. It should be worn during the day for nine more days; that is, the stocking should be worn for altogether two weeks.

It is important that you start moving about regularly straight after the treatment of varicose veins.

This will prevent venous thrombosis and promote healing. At first there will be bruises in the treated area and the veins can resemble hard threads. These will gradually disappear within a few weeks.

In terms of results, foam sclerotherapy is at least as effective as conventional surgery. I recommend taking this therapy before varicose veins lead to more serious problems.