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How Long Does Sclerotherapy Last?

If you have spider or varicose veins, it can make you feel self-conscious, not to mention uncomfortable. 

Fortunately, there is a powerful, minimally-invasive treatment called sclerotherapy that can help to eliminate the problem. What’s more, it’s quick, only taking around 15 minutes to complete.

Sclerotherapy Windermere

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy involves injecting dysfunctional veins – such as spider and varicose veins – with an FDA-cleared solution that causes them to collapse. 

Dr. Vargas at The Vascular Experts Florida inject Polidocanol (a sclerosant liquid) into the veins to scar their internal walls. Over time, they collapse and no longer accept blood from the rest of the circulatory system. 

Once they’re no longer useful, the body’s recycling machinery kicks into action, clearing away the non-functional cells. This process reduces the appearance of spider and varicose veins, reducing the discomfort they cause. 

How Long Will Sclerotherapy Last?

Sclerotherapy eliminates veins causing problems, so they won’t usually come back. However, new veins could appear, necessitating follow-up treatment. 

A few sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results.  Dr. Lina Vargas will schedule a follow-up consultation following your treatments to determine whether you may benefit from additional sessions.  

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable providers at Vascular Experts for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Tips For Preventing Future Spider/Varicose Veins

Spider and varicose veins aren’t random occurrences. It turns out that simple lifestyle changes can prevent them from forming in the future. 

Get Regular Exercise

Exercising regularly is one of the best ways to prevent the formation of both spider and varicose veins. 

Remember, these vascular problems mainly occur when the circulatory system becomes unhealthy. Your blood vessels need regular, manageable stress – such as exercise – to encourage them to maintain their youthfulness. So when they don’t get it, they stop putting as much energy into repairing themselves. 

Exercise may also have effects at the tissue-level. So, for instance, improving your circulation could improve both vein and valve strength, decreasing the likelihood that varicose veins will form. 

Elevate Your Legs While Sitting

Varicose veins seem to form in areas of the body most affected by the influence of gravity, such as the lower legs. Blood pools in these locations, putting pressure on vein walls, causing them to expand and become visible through the skin. 

Elevating your legs and avoiding sitting cross-legged when resting reduces pressure in your blood vessels. And this, in turn, helps to prevent varicose veins from returning in the future. 

Avoid Standing For Long Periods

A similar concept applies when standing. Ideally, you want to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day. Standing still in the same position for a long time encourages blood to pool, again making the formation of new varicose veins more likely.

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Am I a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?

If you have either spider or varicose veins, you could be a candidate for sclerotherapy. This powerful treatment is ideal for almost all patients, except those with recent blood clotting issues.

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

If you have spider veins and are looking for an affordable – and effective! – solution, schedule a consultation today with The Vascular Experts Florida at our Windermere, FL location.

You can also call to make your appointment by calling our office at (407) 612-7738.

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