Varicose Vein Treatment Roswell, GA
Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that can happen anywhere in the body, but are more common on the legs. They are not considered a serious medical condition, but they can cause some discomfort and lead to more serious issues, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with severe varicose veins.
Varicose vein treatment
Not all varicose veins call for treatment, however, some people may feel uncomfortable with their appearance and prefer them to be treated for their own satisfaction. Other varicose veins need to be treated due to discomfort or worsening conditions. Some treatments include but are not limited to
- Elevation of the legs
- Compression stockings
- Vein stripping
Sclerotherapy for varicose veins
Sclerotherapy is a simple procedure we use here at AR Roswell, where one of our trained professionals will inject a solution into the affected veins, which will cause them to collapse, and, over time, the collapsed vein will turn into scar tissue, making it no longer visible.
Sclerotherapy treatment for varicose veins does not hurt. The veins lose their color and become invisible within three to six weeks, but it may take up to three to four months for complete healing for the larger varicose veins.
What to avoid after sclerotherapy
After a sclerotherapy treatment, you may return to normal daily routines, sometimes compression stockings are suggested to help with healing. We do ask some of our patients to avoid certain activities within the first 48 hours after treatment including:
- Hot baths
- Anti-inflammatory medications other than acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Tanning and tanning beds