Vein Treatment

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What is Sclerotherapy?

A simple, safe and effective solution to problem veins, by injecting a sclerosing solution directly into the vein causing it to collapse.

How does it work?

Veins will be injected if they are large enough to accommodate a needle.
If the veins are too small they can be treated with light therapy, IPL- Intense Pulsed Light

Narrow and uncomplicated varicose veins of the lower legs can also be injected.
Larger veins require referral to a specialist for further examination and possible removal through surgery.

The resulting collapsed veins are reabsorbed and disappear after 2-4 months.

How many treatments are required?

A test injection may be required prior to full treatment.
The number of treatments depends on the size of the vein and concentration of sclerosant used. A month will be needed between treatments.

What to expect during treatment?

The area to be treated will be sterilized prior to injection.
Injection of the veins is relatively painless and takes 15 to 45 minutes.
You may be instructed to wear support hose after treatment.

How much down time?

No down time. Your daily activities can be resumed immediately
Minor local inflammation and redness may occur with slight tenderness.
Bruising may last 3-4 weeks. To reduce bruising, avoid aspirin and anti-inflammatories for 10 days prior to treatment. Brownish staining may occur and last for a few months.
Support hose are recommended for 5-7 days post treatment

What areas can be treated?

Legs, feet and ankles are the most common areas.

A consultation with Dr. Andre Kirsten will determine whether sclerotherapy is right for you.

Phone 250-354-2003 to book your confidential appointment.


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