Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins and Spider Veins in Dallas, TX
Vanguard Vascular & Vein is one of the only practices in the state that offers sclerotherapy for varicose and spider veins. Sclerotherapy has been used for varicose veins and spider veins since the 1930s and is typically the recommended treatment for small varicose veins as well as spider veins.
Are There Risks Associated with Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?
Sclerotherapy is a proven technique for eliminating varicose veins and spider veins. There are some risks associated with the procedure. You may develop bruising, redness, mild swelling, and skin darkening around the injection sites. Additionally, you may notice multiple tiny red blood vessels. These symptoms should disappear in as little as three days, or it may take up to three weeks for these symptoms to disappear.
What Are Some of the Less Common Side Effects of Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?
Blood clots, although rare, may develop after undergoing sclerotherapy for varicose veins and spider veins. Your physician may need to drain the treatment area to remove the clot. In extremely rare cases, blood clots that result from sclerotherapy for varicose veins and spider veins travel through the blood system to deeper veins, causing deep vein thrombosis. Another rare side effect of sclerotherapy for varicose veins and spider veins is the development of tiny air bubbles in your blood stream. If you develop air bubbles, you may not notice any symptoms. Symptoms associated with air bubbles include visual disturbances, headache, coughing, and nausea. These symptoms generally resolve on their own, but if you do experience any symptoms after undergoing sclerotherapy for varicose veins and spider veins, please contact our office to schedule a follow-up appointment.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with one of our vascular surgeons in our Garland or Rowlett, Texas office, call Vanguard Vascular & Vein at (972) 487-1818.
Vanguard Vascular & Vein is a leading vascular care provider serving Garland, Rowlett, and the Greater Dallas area. Our patients rely on us for individualized care and a holistic approach that addresses all of their vascular care needs. We are the first practice in the area, and one of only five in the country, to receive Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) accreditation. The accreditation assures our patients that the care they receive meets the highest professional standards for vascular ultrasound interpretation. To learn more about the Vanguard Way, please visit our About Us page.