Varicose Veins Sclerotherapy by 901 Vascular 

Have you noticed that you can clearly see the veins on your upper thighs and legs? You likely have varicose veins. Varicose veins are caused by increased blood pressure in the veins. The varicose veins happen in the veins near the surface of the skin. If the valves start to become weakened or damaged, blood can collect in the veins. Fortunately, there are varicose veins treatment options. One procedure considered a treatment of choice for small varicose veins is called Sclerotherapy.  

What is Sclerotherapy? 

According to the Mayo Clinic, Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein. The sclerotherapy solution causes the veins to scar, forcing blood to reroute through healthier veins. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. 

Why Sclerotherapy Treatment? 

Many people do not like the look of varicose veins and want them removed for cosmetic purposes, but removing them can also help with a host of other varicose veins or spider veins side effects. With sclerotherapy, side effects such as swelling, burning, aching, or night cramps are all diminished. 

Side Effects from Sclerotherapy. 

The side effects usually go away in just a few days or weeks. Although some could persist for up to a year before diminishing entirely. Some of the side effects that might occur at the injection site include: 

  • Small skin sores 
  • Multiple tiny vessels 
  • Bruising 
  • Raised red spots 
  • Many small red blood vessels 
  • Skin that is darker in the form of spots or lines 

What You Can Expect Before the Procedure 

Depending on the veins involved, your doctor will probably want to do an ultrasound. The day before your procedure, it is best not to shave or apply any lotion on your legs. Wear shorts or loose clothing on the day of the procedure. 

What to Expect During the Procedure 

The procedure is non-invasive, meaning you will not need any anesthesia, and it usually only takes about an hour to complete. You will lie on your back with your legs elevated; after cleaning the area with alcohol, your doctor will use a fine-tip needle and slowly insert the solution into the right vein. On occasion, there might be cramps or minor stinging. Yet, this rarely occurs, but if you feel genuine pain tell your doctor as some of the solution could have leaked into surrounding tissue.  

Once the needle is taken out, your doctor will massage and apply compression to the area. This keeps blood out of the injected vessel and disperses the solution. 

After the Procedure 

You will be up and walking shortly after the treatment. Walking helps to prevent the formation of blood clots. You will need to wear a compression bandage to keep compression on the treated vein for a few weeks. It would help if you also avoided any strenuous activities for a few weeks, but you can get back to your normal activities on the same day. 

Sclerotherapy Near Me 

If you are experiencing varicose veins and are ready to say goodbye to them at 901 Vascular, our doctors are experts at treating varicose veins. Contact us today at (901) 519-4690 to schedule a consultation. 

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Patient Reviews

Barbara Noble
Barbara Noble
The entire staff was super,very friendly and very prompt in servicing the patients
Marlo Jackson
Marlo Jackson
When I say the staff is so friendly,they treat you like family. just had a procedure done on 3/25/22. From The front desk staff, to the operating staff. Explain all that was going to happen to days after care. Thank You for taking great care of me.
Teretha Bell
Teretha Bell
Everyone was so caring. Very polite and they made sure everything was good
Cheri Clark-Archer
Cheri Clark-Archer
This was a great experience even though the wound didn’t take forever like the first time. I would say the team is very helpful and happy to help you with anything. I hope I don’t need to come back
Natasha Oliver
Natasha Oliver
I had great results from UFE shrink fibrosis If you don’t do permanent change I will go with this procedure.
Dr. Artangela Henry
Dr. Artangela Henry
The team at 901 Vascular is second to none. The treatment plan, explanation, bedside manner and staff were all outstanding. Every team member made me feel appreciated during my visit. I would recommend their services one hundred times over. Dr. Salazar and Jennifer (Nurse Practitioner) are the best!
Rosalyn Yates
Rosalyn Yates
I had the UFE procedure. I've noticed pressure in my lower abdomen which had me constantly going to restroom is much better. Dr. JOSHI is a nice professional doctor who takes the time to explain everything. So I hope everything goes well for me since having this procedure.
cheryl smith
cheryl smith
I had a great result. They took excellent care of me!
Shametria Mcghee
Shametria Mcghee
The staff of doctors are the best. I had my surgery March 26, 2021and it helped me so much I feel great. I’m also doing good and I will recommend them to anyone.

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