When it comes to treating varicose veins, the invasive measures and long recovery times of many surgical procedures can often discourage patients from seeking treatments. Resultingly, being able to provide your patients with quick and comfortable procedure options is vital to competing with other clinics. It is for this reason that the fast, minimally invasive, nature of sclerotherapy makes it the optimum varicose vein solution.
Varicose veins occur when valves don’t correctly drain blood down the leg, causing it to pool in surface veins. While treatment is usually sought out due to cosmetic concerns, varicose veins can also lead to aching, swelling, cramps and more.
Sclerotherapy works by injecting sclerosant (an irritating solution) directly into the afflicted vein. This effectively irritates the lining of the vein, forcing it to swell shut and block the blood flow. The blood then changes its course and flows through healthier veins, and the collapsed vein is reabsorbed into surrounding tissue, where it will eventually fade.
Unlike other, more invasive, vein treatments, sclerotherapy requires no hospitalisation and very little downtime. There are also very few risks or complications involved; any side effects that do occur are trivial (such as inflammation) and disappear within a few days. Furthermore, as sclerotherapy is minimally invasive, patient pain is minimised, making for a highly comfortable treatment.
One of the main reasons that patients opt for sclerotherapy over other venous treatments is the speed at which it can be performed. The slowest part of the entire process is simply locating the veins, which is easily sped up by vein illumination devices.
By incorporating a Veinlite illumination device into your sclerotherapy procedures, you will not only easily locate both superficial and deeper veins through orange and red LEDs respectively, you will also experience easier needle insertion as the light’s unique C-shape stretches your patients’ skin.
For patients seeking quick, pain-free, treatment for small, varicose veins, sclerotherapy is the obvious choice. The ease and speed at which it can be performed makes for a comfortable, same-day, procedure that guarantees your patient will recover within the week.
As the speed involved in sclerotherapy is one of the main reasons that patients seek out this procedure, ensuring that every stage of the process is smooth and efficient is essential to differentiate your practice. By employing a Veinlite illumination device to locate veins, you can offer an even quicker, more efficient, experience for your patients.