How long does it take for the body to absorb veins treated with sclerotherapy?
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Sclerotherapy in Buffalo Niagara
The technique is very important so watch the video link I provided below on my website.
As well, if the veins 'blush' when you push on them, it means that sclerotherapy was not successful and the veins did not get adequate dose/concentration/amount of sclerosant solution through them. You may need additional sessions and also an evaluation for venous insufficiency - truncal (saphenofemoral or saphenopoliteal) or axial (perforator vein reflux).
Read about perforator vein reflux on my website. These feeder veins originating from perforator veins in the muscles of the legs can contribute to lack of efficacy of some sclerotherapy. It is therefore very important to have someone with qualification and understanding of venous disease - Board Certification from the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine.
Should have full venous evaluation.
Sclerotherapy works well if performed properly. Veins usually fade away in 1 to 3 months depending on the size and location.
A doctor with extensive experience in sclerotherapy can examine your particular veins and estimate how they will respond. Larger incompetent veins such as the saphenous vein may do better with endovenous laser ablation or radiofrequency closure.