Sclerotherapy in Dearborn, MI is designed to provide cosmetic benefits, as well as functional benefits. The cosmetic benefits include a reduction in the appearance of veins or the complete removal of the vein. The functional benefits include a reduction in pain, a reduction in swelling, and a return to normal functionality for the affected limb.
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a solution known as a sclerosant. When this is injected into your veins, it produces irritation. This, in turn, causes the treated vein to clot. When the vein clots, blood is no longer able to pass through it. Your body reacts by rerouting the blood through different veins. Since the treated vein is no longer functioning, it closes in on itself. Eventually, your body identifies the closed vein as being debris. It is broken down and absorbed into your body and removed via your lymphatic system.
Most patients in Dearborn, MI benefit from sclerotherapy. However, if you have larger veins that need to be treated, our doctor may recommend another treatment. It all depends on the unique situation.
Depending on the size of the vein that is being treated, as well as the number of veins being treated, you may need multiple treatments at our office in Dearborn, MI in order to get the desired result. Some patients experience a mild stinging sensation during the treatment, but in the vast majority of cases, sclerotherapy can be performed in a comfortable way.
Once the procedure is done, our medical professional is going to monitor your progress. It’s likely that they will request you use some form of compression band. But again, it depends on the situation.
The nice thing about sclerotherapy is that it does not require you to drastically alter your lifestyle. You don’t need to avoid the things you love. Our doctor may tell you to stay away from certain activities that require drastic exertion and may encourage you to stay away from driving the day of the procedure as your body continues to benefit from sclerotherapy.
As with any medical procedure, some people are better candidates for sclerotherapy than others. During a consultation with us at Elite Vein & Hair Restoration, you can learn more information about this treatment, as well as whether or not it can help you. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Canton, Sterling Heights, or Dearborn, MI!