A consultation in the dermatological private practice Dr. medical Dötterer-Rieg. The premises are bright, two people are sitting in the dermatological consultation room. A doctor advises a patient on the subject of vein problems and phlebology.

sclerotherapy of varicose veins

Sclerorization of varicose veins

In the early stages of the venous disease, an attempt can be made to obliterate the veins (so-called varicose vein obliteration). This varicose vein sclerotherapy (sclerotherapy) is successful for small or very small veins ("spider veins"). The sclerosing (sclerosing) is an easily manageable, usually not very painful method for the elimination of optically and functionally disturbing varicose veins.

In the case of sclerosis, a sclerosing agent (ethoxysklerol) is injected into the varicose veins. The vessels stick together, are no longer patent and are then gradually broken down by the body – like a bruise. However, this process varies in length and usually takes several weeks. Treatment with sclerotherapy usually requires several sessions spaced a few weeks apart.

After the injection of the sclerosing agent, there is usually a mild inflammation along the course of the vessels treated. As a result, in rare cases, pigmentation can remain, which disappears over the course of the following weeks. In order to rule out individual intolerance, a test sclerotherapy may be carried out at the beginning of the therapy in a place that is difficult to see in order to check the tolerability in the individual case.

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