How do varicose veins get treated?

There are several ways to treat varicose veins. In my clinic Spataderen-Amsterdam I will mostly use sclerocompression therapy, with or without foam. You can read an extensive explanation about this therapy below. For an appointment all you need to do is fill in the contact form.

Spataderen-Amsterdam is specialist in sclerocompression therapy

The most common method to remove varicose veins is sclerocompression therapy, also known as removal by injection. This method is suited for small varicose veins or as aftertreatment with more severe treatments. The treatment is simple and not strenuous.

Sclerocompression therapy

If sclerocompression therapy suits you for a treatment, then you can get treated immediately. Through an injection to several places in the vein I will small amount of fluid will be injection. The injection point will be covered with a cotton ball, a bandage and often followed by a support stocking. Sometimes just a bandage can be enough. The varicose veins has now shrunk and the fluid lies in between the walls of the vein like a film. In a couple days these walls stick to each other and the varicose vein will become a skein. In case you got a support stocking we advise to wear this for 3 days. You can remove the cotton ball and bandages after 24 hours and you are allowed to shower again. In the weeks after this skein will dry and shrink. Most people experience the treatment as not painful. Sedation would be unnecessary.

Echo-led foam-sclerocompression therapy

With echo-led foam-sclerocompression therapy the fluid becomes a foam. This treatment is well suited for bigger varicose veins. With the echo device we monitor the vein, next we inject the varicose vein with foam. With the echo device we can monitor whether the foam spreads out properly. Afterwards the injected vein gets squished flattened with cotton balls and bandages. After the treatment you will need to lie flatly to ensure the proper spread of foam in the varicose vein. Lastly you get an elastic stocking around your leg, which you need to wear for 5 days (day and night).

Before the treatment

If you arrive for the first time then an intake will be conducted, where specific questions will be asked about your health and possible complaints. After an external investigation of the legs a echo-duplex scan will follow. The scan determines the choice of treatment. Often this will be sclerocompression therapy.

After the treatment

After a treatment with sclerocompression therapy you can go back to work immediately. The only constraint will be playing sports. You can’t exercise for a week. The result of the treatment can only be judged after 1,5 months. Your body needs this time to recover.

Visuals of the treatment

Would you like to see how the treatment works? Watch the video below I had made.

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