Philippine Sclerotherapy – Facts About Sclerotherapy Procedures
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is the most popular and widely used treatment for varicose and spider veins. Spider veins are vascular deformities in the skin, manifesting a red to bluish hue usually located at the lower extremities—particularly in the knee, leg, and ankle area. This simple procedure involves the injection of a sclerosing solution to the veins, causing them to collapse and eventually fade.
Risks on Sclerotherapy
There are minimal risks involved in Sclerotherapy. Among them are bruising, possible formation of clots in the deep veins of the legs, and swelling.
Sclerotherapy Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Can I return immediately to my regular activities after Sclerotherapy procedure?
Yes, you can resume with your daily routine after the treatment. However, leg-baring outfits should be avoided for about two weeks.
Question: Will I have allergic reactions to the drug injected in my veins?
Allergic reactions seldom happen in Sclerotherapy. This is because the drug used is generally limited and trapped in the local area of injection. There are very rare cases when respiratory or vascular collapse (anaphylaxis) happens and should this occur your plastic surgeon is trained to manage and treat this complication effectively.
Question: Should varicose veins really be treated?
Varicose veins are not normal. Unless they are treated, these veins will not disappear. When varicose veins are left unchecked, certain complications may occur such as ankle swelling, skin discoloration, bleeding, sores, and phlebitis. On the other hand, people who are not experiencing any pain or discomfort choose not to have their varicose veins treated.