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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure done for the correction and removal of varicose veins. Varicose veins are the enlarged, swollen and twisted veins which are commonly in blue or dark purple in color. This occurs when the blood flows in the wrong direction. The risk factors for varicose veins are overweight, individuals above 50 years, menopause, etc. There are different types of Varicose Veins Treatment. They are:

  1. Surgery
  2. Ligation and Stripping
  3. Endovenous laser treatment
  4. Radiofrequency ablation
  5. Sclerotherapy
  6. Transilluminated powered phlebectomy

What are the advantages of Sclerotherapy?

The following are the advantages of Sclerotherapy:

  1. Improved appearance
  2. Improved mobility
  3. Decreased pain

How is Sclerotherapy performed?

Steps involved in Sclerotherapy are:

  1. The site of the varicose veins will be sterilized with an antiseptic solution and local anesthesia will be given.
  2. Based on the extent and the types of the veins to be treated the doctor will choose the suitable agent required and with the help of fine needle the agent will be injected.
  3. As the sclerosing agent diffuses; it effectively treats and blocks the swollen varicose veins in the process.
  4. Once the procedure is completed the patient may need to rest for sometime before returning to their daily activities.

What are the indications of Sclerotherapy?

The following are the indications of Sclerotherapy:

  1. To treat symptomatic varicosities
  2. To treat venous hypertension after subcutaneous tissue change
  3. To treat swelling, aching, and pain in the legs due to varicose veins
  4. The heaviness of the legs especially at rest
  5. For cosmetic purpose 
  6. Swollen ankles
  7. Venous eczema
  8. Restless legs syndrome

Who can perform Sclerotherapy [Right specialist type for Sclerotherapy]?

Sclerotherapy can be performed by:

  1. Radiologist
  2. Cardiologist
  3. General surgeon
  4. Vascular surgeon
  5. Dermatologist or cosmetologist who is well experienced in performing sclerotherapy

What is the cost of Sclerotherapy?

Cost of Sclerotherapy depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Type of hospital
  4. Age of the patient
  5. Type of procedure
  6. The medical condition of the patient
  7. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  8. The admission room that you opted for
  9. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as scanning, etc

Minimum cost for Sclerotherapy in Pune starts from Rs.30,000

Average expenses for Sclerotherapy in Pune is approximately Rs.70,000

Maximum amount to be paid for Sclerotherapy in Pune rises up to Rs.90,000

Is Sclerotherapy a major or minor procedure?

Sclerotherapy is considered a minor procedure as it only involves the use of a local anesthetic and an injection of sclerosing agents. The procedure is performed to irritate and block the swollen blood vessels and does not require any incisions or sutures in most cases.

What are the risks and complications associated with Sclerotherapy?

Few of the risks and complications of sclerotherapy are:

  1. Swelling and discomfort at the site of injection
  2. Formation of blood clots which may travel into deep blood vessels and may cause blockage
  3. Formation of air bubbles within the blood vessels
  4. Irritation and allergic reactions toward the agents used to perform sclerotherapy

How long does it take to complete Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy takes almost 15-45 minutes to complete.

What is the recovery time for Sclerotherapy?

The recovery time depends on:

  1. Age of the patient
  2. Health condition of the patient
  3. Type of treatment

What is the success rate of Sclerotherapy?

The success rate of Sclerotherapy depends on the following factors: 

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Number and type of blood vessels treated

However, the success rate of Sclerotherapy can range from 60-85%

Is Sclerotherapy permanent?

Sclerotherapy is considered permanent. But in very rare cases, varicose veins may re-appear due to many factors like age, menopause, etc.

What are the long-term results of Sclerotherapy?

The long-term results of Sclerotherapy are the relief from the symptoms, improved appearance, etc.

Can Sclerotherapy be detected in future?

Sclerotherapy cannot be detected in the future.

What are the options if Sclerotherapy fails?

If Sclerotherapy fails, then the doctor may advise the other type of treatment for treating the varicose veins like laser or cryoablation techniques.

What are the alternatives for Sclerotherapy?

The alternatives for Sclerotherapy are as follows:

  1. Exercise or physical activities like Cycling, Yoga, Walking, Swimming, etc
  2. Compression stockings
  3. Massage with essential oils or plant extracts
  4. Dietary changes
  5. Flavonoids
  6. Non-restrictive clothing