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Vascular Care

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a widely used and effective surgical procedure that treats varicose veins and spider veins.

During sclerotherapy — offered in an outpatient setting — a vascular specialist injects a sclerosing agent directly into the affected veins. This solution irritates the vein lining, causing it to collapse and stick together. Over time, the treated vein is reabsorbed by the body and blood flow is rerouted to healthier veins.

Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for both varicose veins and spider veins.

Benefits and risks

Sclerotherapy offers several benefits for patients, including:

  • Effective treatment for varicose veins and spider veins
  • Less invasive with no need for anesthesia
  • Quick recovery time with minimal discomfort
  • Improved cosmetic appearance of the legs

As with any medical procedure, sclerotherapy does carry some risks, including:

  • Allergic reactions to the sclerosing agent
  • Skin discoloration around the treated area
  • Development of new spider veins or recurrence of varicose veins
  • Formation of small blood clots

Preparation and aftercare

Before undergoing sclerotherapy, your vascular specialist will conduct a thorough examination and discuss any medical conditions or medications that could interfere with the procedure. The treatment itself is relatively quick and does not require anesthesia. However, you may be advised to avoid certain medications and activities before the procedure.

After the treatment, you may be asked to wear compression stockings to support healing and improve blood flow. Walking and light physical activity are often encouraged to help healing.

Your doctor will provide specific aftercare instructions tailored to your condition.

Sclerotherapy is a widely used and effective treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. This non-surgical procedure offers you a chance to improve both the physical discomfort and cosmetic appearance of your legs.

If you are experiencing symptoms related to varicose veins or spider veins, call 770-812-VEIN (8346) to schedule a consultation to begin your transformation now.

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Sclerotherapy Locations

Tanner Vascular Surgery - Carrollton

Tanner Vascular Surgery - Carrollton

157 Clinic Avenue, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-812-5902

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Tanner Vascular Surgery - Villa Rica

690 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica, GA 30180
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Phone: 770-812-5902

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Tanner Vein Center

157 Clinic Avenue, Carrollton, GA 30117

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Phone: 770-812-8346

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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