With a long history dating back to the 1930s, Sclerotherapy is considered one of the safest and most effective treatments for varicose veins, and the smaller version known as spider veins.
Varicose veins are a common condition caused by fragile or impaired vein walls and valves. This condition can be painful and cause various skin issues, including eczema. By minimising the veins, sclerotherapy greatly reduces the development of vein damage, making varicose veins less visually apparent and painful. In some cases, Sclerotherapy is also used to treat other conditions including malformed lymph vessels, haemorrhoids and hydroceles.
The procedure is minimally invasive, performed in a clinic and takes around 30-45 minutes to complete. Using a very fine needle, the practitioner injects a sclerosing solution (usually a salt solution) directly into the problematic vein. The solution then works to target the lining of the vessel, irritating it and causing it to swell and bind together. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that gradually fades away.
The number of veins injected in one treatment is subject to the size and location of the vein, as well as the patient’s overall medical wellbeing. Depending on the size of the vein, patients can usually expect to see definitive results within three to six weeks. However, larger veins can take anywhere between three to four months. In some cases, multiple treatments may be required to achieve optimal patient results.
Due to the fine needle size used for Sclerotherapy, patients experience minimal discomfort or pain, and can carry on with normal activities directly after a treatment.
Venetix offers an advanced range of world-leading venous treatments, including products and solutions for Sclerotherapy.
Sclero X Compression Stockings
With a superior fit, excellent wearing comfort and proven efficacy, the exclusive Sclero X range of compression stockings have been purposefully designed to provide medical-grade leg compression post-venous treatments, including sclerotherapy.
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The use of vein illumination during sclerotherapy has the ability to speed up the process of locating veins, leading to shorter sclerotherapy procedure times.
Veinlite LEDX® is leading the way in Sclerotherapy for vein visualisation and providing effective treatment for spider and varicose veins. The Gold Standard, Veinlite LEDX® is a state-of-the-art device used by all major vein treatment centres around the world.
Featuring a wider opening, a larger viewing area and 32 LEDs, the Veinlite LEDX® ensures a deeper focus and provides the best possible contrast for imaging veins in overweight patients. With 24 orange and 8 red LEDs, it provides the highest contrast imaging for sclerotherapy treatments.
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Radio Frequency Ablation
Specifically designed to provide minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins, our state-of-the-art range of radiofrequency ablation generators guarantee clinical efficacy, patient safety and procedural efficiency. Visit our website.