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What is visual sclerotherapy?

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What is visual sclerotherapy? Visual sclerotherapy is a very effective way of treating varicose veins. The word visual means that you can actually see the veins on the skin surface and those are the ones that you are going to treat. Sclerotherapy is introducing a small needle into the vein and injecting a sclerosing medicine causing the veins walls to seal off and the vein dissolves over time. It is essentially a painless procedure and it is done in the office with no anesthesia. Polarized lights and magnifiers may be used to see the vein walls more clearly. If the veins are under the skin surface and not visually apparent, ultrasound guidance may be used to inject the sclerosing medication and treat those veins as well.

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