I frequently treat hand veins both with sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation with very excellent and cosmetically acceptable results. There is also minimum discomfort and associated downtime. If the veins are treated by either method nothing will change with the blood flow in the hand. There are plenty of collateral veins to pick up the flow just as in the legs after sclerotherapy and laser treatments.
What Will Happen to the Blood Flow in my Hand After Sclerotherapy?
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Sclerotherapy for Hand Veins - Buffalo Niagara, NY
Blood will flow
to your heart normally, just not throught the veins being treated.
blood return will be unaffected by treating large superficial veins. sclerotherapy is very useful to treat these veins as long as an experienced physician does this for you.
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Blood flow after sclerotherapy treatment of veins
Sclerotherapy is a technique in which a solution is injected into an enlarged vein into order to get the vein to contract, subsequently close and eventually be absorbed by the body. Since veins return deoxygenated blood to the heart, when a vein is closed, the blood returns through nearby open veins. That is why varicose or enlarged veins can be treated and eliminated.
Blood flow after sclerotherapy typically is unaffected
Blood flow after sclerotherapy typically is unaffected in the extremities including the arms and legs. Generally, speaking sclerotherapy is used to clot small veins called venules that are propogated or grow during the aging process. If you stop the flow to these extra blood vessels, the normal blood flow is unaffected to the rest of your body.
Sclerotherapy results in redirection of blood flow
When the superficial veins are sclerosed, the blood flow that typically passes through these veins is usually re-directed to other veins that typically lay deeper in the extremity.
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