If you have large varicose veins, you may think that there is nothing you can do. You wear compression stockings to try and find some relief from the pain and heaviness, but it doesn’t make your problem veins go away. You’re supposed to get in daily walks to improve the circulation in your legs, but that’s tough when your legs hurt all of the time. Don’t throw in the towel. You can eliminate varicose veins with a relatively simple procedure called foam sclerotherapy.
Understanding Foam Sclerotherapy
Foam sclerotherapy involves injecting a foam into larger varicose veins. This foam is a type of irritant. It makes your varicose veins collapse and clot. When the blood can no longer flow through your treated veins, it goes through a different blood vessel. In time, your treated veins will disappear.
What are the Benefits of Foam Sclerotherapy?
When you choose foam sclerotherapy, you will be in our office for a brief visit. The procedure is short and you will not have downtime. You’ll be given compression stockings after your procedure and you’ll need to walk. In the days that follow your procedure, wear your compression stockings as prescribed. You may need to wear them all the time for a few days, then only during the day for a few weeks. You should continue to walk to promote a healthy flow of blood through your legs. You don’t have to undergo an involved surgical procedure to effectively treat your varicose veins.
Make Your Treatment More Effective
There are steps you can take to strengthen the veins in your legs. This can speed up the results of your procedure and help you to avoid more problems down the line. Be sure to exercise regularly, targeting your legs. Biking, hiking and walking will help you to have stronger legs. As you strengthen your legs, you’ll also strengthen your veins. Healthy veins will do their job the way that they should, helping you to avoid varicose veins. Using compression stockings regularly can also give your veins a boost. Watch how much salt you have in your diet. Too much puts a burden on your circulatory system.
Ask Our Doctor About Foam Sclerotherapy
If you are tired of dealing with larger varicose veins, foam sclerotherapy at Fox Vein Experts could be the right solution for you. Make an appointment to visit our doctor in Pembroke Pines or Hollywood and discuss the problems that you are having. Our doctor will examine you and decide what the best course of treatment will be for your varicose veins. Foam sclerotherapy is highly effective and offers you an alternative that has a minimal impact on your body. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.