My doctor said my vein is too large to have sclerotherapy performed first, is this true?

Question: I have a few visible spider veins on my lower leg that I want treated with foam sclerotherapy. However, the doctor wants me to do endovenous laser treatment before the sclerotherapy. According to him, my vein is way too large and if I do the sclerotherapy first, they will reappear. Is this true?

Answer: The short answer is yes. If the veins you want treated are too large, the sclerosant, regardless of agitating it or not, will simply wash out of the treated area. Additionally, if the veins you want treated are tributaries of larger veins that are abnormal, then the sclerotherapy will also fail because of the build up of pressure in the larger veins. You can certainly try the sclerotherapy first. But usually this is a waste of time and money. You can liken it to pulling leaves off a tree to trim it.

How to Avoid Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

By Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC | Jan 13, 2016 | Comments Off on How to Avoid Varicose Veins During Pregnancy

Congratulations, you are pregnant! Your bundle or bundles of joy are on the way to change your life forever! The body changes quickly during pregnancy, and some of these changes are not so wonderful! Varicose veins are a common occurrence in pregnancy. There are a number of reasons for this: blood volume increases, hormones shift,…

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About Jilanne Rose, DNP ANP-BC

Jilanne is Phoenix Metros only Doctorate Nurse Practitioner that has been trained extensively by a Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, an Interventional Radiologist, and an Interventional Cardiologist. Dr. Rose is highly regarded by patients and physicians who seek her out because of her expertise in vein disease, her commitment to compassionate care, and her excellent success rates. As a peripheral vascular specialist that has performed well over 10,000 vascular interventions, Dr. Rose is dedicated to helping patients achieve a pain free, healthy and happy life.