For eliminating small spider, reticular, and varicose veins, sclerotherapy in Fort Smith is a popular treatment choice. Using vein light to visualize the treated vein, scherotherapy in Northwest Arkansas involves the injection of a chemical irritant, or sclerosant, into a vein. This essentially irritates the vein wall and ultimately causes the vein to collapse and be reabsorbed into the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens during a sclerotherapy procedure?
Using an extremely fine needle, multiple injections of a sclerosant will be applied into your problem vein, essentially causing the vein to collapse and be reabsorbed by the body. For smaller spider veins, patients may receive visual sclerotherapy, which is done without ultrasound and usually takes about five sessions spaced four weeks apart.
Is there any pain with sclerotherapy?
There is little discomfort reported with sclerotherapy. Many patients compare the injections during sclerotherapy to a bug bite.
Is there any downtime?
Since there is no downtime with sclerotherapy, you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment. Gradient compression stockings need to be worn to enhance treatment results.
When can I see results?
Sclerotherapy is a fast and effective treatment. In as little as a month, your closed veins will start to disappear and you will feel relief from pain. Sclerotherapy may also prevent more varicose veins from appearing in the future.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of sclerotherapy sessions required will vary for each patient and depends greatly on the number, size, and type of vein being treated.
How can I get started?
Call us at 479.484.7100 to schedule a consultation with us today.