Dermatologists explain why Sclerotherapy Treatment is an effective treatment option for varicose veins in Dubai.
3 August 2020| Last updated on 15 April 2021
This varicose vein treatment in Dubai is safe, minimally invasive, and minimally painful.
By now, you know that varicose veins are one of the things that will develop as we grow older. But a number of us may develop them earlier on.
Varicose veins can come in different shapes, colours, and sizes. They are more common in women than in men, although anyone can get them.
Whatever may be your reason for seeking out treatment, we have great news: this treatment in Dubai for varicose veins at Dr. Kamil Al Rustom Skin & Laser Centre is safe, minimally invasive, has practically no downtime, and you'll be ready to return to your activities.
Why should you treat varicose veins?
Varicose veins can cause itching, pain, cramping, and discoloration.
Spider veins are smaller and less severe than varicose veins.
What is Sclerotherapy Treatment?
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that treats varicose and spider veins on the legs and spider veins on the face.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting small doses of a solution directly into the unwanted vein with a very fine needle. The solution irritates the vein, causing it to swell, stick together, and the blood to clot. This essentially seals off the treated vein from other veins.
Over a period of weeks, the treated vein turns into scar tissue that is absorbed by the body. Eventually, the scar tissue becomes barely noticeable or invisible. This procedure can be performed in a dermatologist’s office and does not require anesthesia.
A treatment session generally lasts 15 to 20 minutes. A number of veins can be treated during one treatment session and a single vein may be injected several times. Some veins require more than one treatment session. Sessions may be spaced weeks or months apart, depending on the vein.
What to expect after Sclerotherapy?
After treatment, most patients can expect to see an 80 to 90 percent improvement. This may require several treatments.
Fading is gradual and occurs over a period of time.
In addition to diminishing the appearance of varicose or spider veins, sclerotherapy can also reduce pain or side effects caused by damaged veins.
There is little to no downtime associated with sclerotherapy. You’ll most likely be able to return to your everyday activities immediately.
What to avoid after Sclerotherapy Treatment
In the first days after sclerotherapy, you may be advised to wear compression socks or stockings. You should avoid sunlight, hot baths, saunas, swimming pools, and the beach during the first two days after treatment.
You should also stay active to reduce the chance of blood clots.
However, you should avoid aerobic exercises, such as running and weight lifting, for a couple of days. You might be advised not to fly for several days as well.
Can varicose veins return?
While generally spider veins completely disappear, new spider veins can appear in the same general area. It is possible for large veins to recur. Sometimes spider veins also recur.
Dr. Kamil Al Rustom Skin & Laser Centre offers a laser treatment for spider veins as well. Many types of lasers are used to treat veins for different skin types.
Dr. Al Rustom will recommend the best type of treatment, based on the size and location of the veins to be treated. For best results, laser therapy may be combined with sclerotherapy.
During your FREE consultation you can get all the details about the procedure, preparation step and post-treatment care. Plus, on the first consultation, your expert dermatologist will perform a skin reaction test for the laser or injection.