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Do you suffer with unsightly leg veins and leg pain? Are symptoms worsened by prolonged standing? Do your legs have feelings of fatigue, heaviness, aching, burning, throbbing, itching, swelling, cramps and restlessness?
What is vein injection sclerotherapy:
Sclerotherapy is a treatment that involves injecting a solution into unwanted varicose or spider veins. These leg veins may appear on the legs or may be hidden under the skin and fat.
The unwanted blood vessels are red or bluish in colour and are a common problem, particularly for women. Some small varicose veins are raised above the skin's surface and may cause aching.
Causes of varicose and spider veins:
The cause of varicose and spider veins is not known. However, in many cases, they run in families. Women seem to develop this problem more often than men. Changes in estrogen levels in the blood may have a role in the development of varicose veins. Such hormonal changes occur during puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause.
How sclerotherapy works:
The solution used to treat unwanted veins is called a sclerosant. When injected into the vein, the sclerosant irritates the blood vessel and causes it to shrivel up and gradually fade. Leg veins clear slowly after sclerotherapy and may take up to two to six months to resolve, depending on vessel size. Each vein may require several injections, given some weeks apart. Multiple veins can be injected in one treatment session. Allergic reactions to the sclerosants are very rare.
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