Sclerotherapy was developed over 75 years ago and to this day is still one of the most common treatments for spider and varicose veins. It involves the injection of a solution into the diseased, dilated vein. This injection causes a reaction in the wall of the vein, resulting in a hardening or “sclerosis” of the vein. This hardening prevents blood from flowing through the treated vein, and is instead re-routed naturally through the many healthy veins in your leg. Eventually the treated vein is absorbed by the body and disappears. When properly performed, sclerotherapy is effective in safely treating both large varicosities as well as spider veins. This is an in-office procedure that takes less than 30 minutes. Discomfort is minimal and no anesthetic is required.
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Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, also known as echosclerotherapy, is used to treat veins that are large and often difficult to see and reach. By using an ultrasound machine, deeper veins are easier to visualize and treat therefor removing the need for surgery. This technique is also appropriate for saphenous veins buried deep below the skin. Success rates for this procedure are very high, but in some cases a second injection is needed at a later date. If the process of echo sclerotherapy doesn't close the vein, then alternative treatments such as surgery can be recommended.
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We carry a full line of compression stockings by Sigvaris and can bill to your Manitoba Blue Cross program for your convenience. Compression stockings are excellent for treating chronic venous insufficiency, including varicose veins, edema, stasis skin changes and venous procedures. Learn More