Vein, Vein, Go Away: When Compression Stockings Alone Won’t Work

So, your grandma had varicose veins, your mother has varicose veins, and so inevitably, you have varicose veins. As a condition that can not only make you feel self-conscious to show your legs, varicose veins can also be a little bit painful and uncomfortable. As one of the first suggestions that most doctors recommend to treat varicose veins, compression stockings are affordable and often effective. If, however, you have tried your hand— or legs— at compression stockings but just can’t seem to get relief from your varicose veins, then it may be time to try a treatment like sclerotherapy from Allure Skin and Laser.

What’s Sclerotherapy?

As one of the most popular vein procedures, sclerotherapy involves injecting the veins with a solution like saline. Once the solution comes in contact with the blood vessels, it causes them to collapse which ultimately gets rid of your veins in the process.

Does Sclerotherapy Cure Varicose Veins?

One thing to know about sclerotherapy is that although it is used to treat existing varicose veins, it is only a treatment options and it doesn’t cure them. So, although it is a good way to treat varicose veins, it isn’t going to prevent you from getting more of them in the future.

Does It Hurt?

Typically, patients will experience a slight burning or tingling sensation after the medication has been injected into their veins. In some instances, a numbing solution will be used to help take away any of the pain or discomfort.

Are you ready to take the next steps and get rid of your varicose veins? To learn more about sclerotherapy, schedule your consultation at our Elmhurst office today. Call us at (630) 818-SKIN(7546)

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