Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins in Centennial CO

Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins in Centennial CO

If you have varicose veins and you are wanting to remove them and have the symptoms finally disappear, contact Colorado Laser & Vein today or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Centennial, CO and surrounding areas.

Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins Near Me in Centennial, CO
Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins Near Me in Centennial, CO

Table of Contents:

Is Varithena same as sclerotherapy?
How effective is sclerotherapy?
How long does it take for varicose veins to disappear after sclerotherapy?
What is the difference between ablation and sclerotherapy?

Is Varithena same as sclerotherapy?


Varithena is almost the same as foam sclerotherapy, as it utilizes the same unique patented form of sclerotherapy medication that is used. Varithena also goes by other names including endovenous chemical ablation, ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, and foam sclerotherapy.
The foam reference within the name is due to the appearance of the medication itself, which looks similar to that of shaving cream foam.

Varithena is an FDA-approved medical treatment for varicose veins within the legs. It has been used to remedy saphenous vein insufficiency within the legs which is what causes varicose veins to initially develop.

Varithena treatment can often cure varicose veins and further prevent them from recurring on the legs. Varithena is often used to treat varicose veins in the lower and upper areas of the legs. This particular therapy can improve the appearance of visible varicose veins and is able to improve or even resolve the symptoms which are related to vein disease within the legs.

How effective is sclerotherapy?


Sclerotherapy is known as a non-invasive outpatient treatment that usually takes no longer than 30 to 45 minutes to complete per session. Once the sclerotherapy treatment has commenced, patients are able to drive themselves home and continue on with normal daily activities.

Studies have been conducted to see how the sclerotherapy chemical substance works when injected into the veins, and has been noted that the procedure works incredible for almost all patients; however, any medical treatment has no guarantees.

While there are other treatment options available to patients looking to remove varicose veins and spider veins including laser treatments, it has been said that laser treatments for spider veins and varicose veins are more painful, take longer to treat, and do not work as well as sclerotherapy treatment can.

Sclerotherapy has shown optimal results for removing spider veins and varicose veins with less time, as well as fewer treatment sessions than other options available. Sclerotherapy will not worsen the existing veins and will not cause more spider or varicose veins to appear, as this particular treatment is only able to help close and heal varicose and spider veins.

How long does it take for varicose veins to disappear after sclerotherapy?


Varicose veins and spider veins often provide cosmetic concerns to patients including the pain and discomfort that often appears with them. Our sclerotherapy procedure is able to improve the appearance and the symptoms related to the spider and varicose veins.

Recovery time for sclerotherapy is quite fast, and your doctor will highly recommend you to walk as soon as immediately after the procedure to ensure the healing starts faster. You are able to commence your regular daily activities as soon as the same day but will be recommended to wear compression stockings or socks to keep the pressure on the treatment area for around two weeks after the procedure.

Doctors will recommend you avoid any strenuous exercise or activities after your procedure, as well as avoid the sun for about two weeks after the procedure to ensure the treatment area heals correctly.

What is the difference between ablation and sclerotherapy?


While both options provide relief from varicose vein and spider vein symptoms and appearance, they also provide many differences between them including:

– Size of the vein
Often sclerotherapies liquid or foam options will be used to treat varicose veins that are small or spider veins. While endovenous ablation will be necessary if the veins are mid-sized to large.

– Procedure differences
Each treatment option is administered much differently. Sclerotherapy is known to use an injection of a special chemical medication into the affected vein to cause the veins wall to shrink, collapse and then eventually fade. Sclerotherapy has two different options in the forms of chemical medication it can use, as there is a liquid form and a foam sclerant form available.

Endovenous ablation uses a different technique, as it uses laser fiber or a special catheter that will be inserted into the affected vein to deliver heat energy to cause the vein to collapse and fade.

– Cost
The cost of endovenous ablation is considerably more than that of sclerotherapy, as many sessions may be required to achieve optimal results; however, if there are larger veins that need treatment which may be much deeper under the skin, they may need to be evaluated with an ultrasound, and either a combination of both therapies or the use of endovenous ablation may be considered.

Contact us for more information. We serve patients from Centennial CO, Southglenn CO, Englewood CO, Littleton CO, Castle Rock CO, Denver CO and Highlands Ranch, CO.