Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose veins in which a fluid is injected into several parts of the vein. Next, the veins are compressed using a wad of cotton wool, bandage and/or a tight-fitting stocking. The injected fluid causes the vein walls to stick together and to shrivel up in just a few weeks. The blood will then be forced to flow through the other veins. There are a sufficient number of other veins in the legs to take over the task of these varicose veins.
The advantages of sclerotherapy are that many veins can be treated simultaneously and that it is a minimally invasive treatment. The disadvantages of sclerotherapy are that you will need to wear elastic compression stockings after treatment for several days or even weeks, and that sometimes new tiny veins or (temporary) pigment spots occur.
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