Is Varicose Cure? What is the treatment?

Expert answer:

Yes, varicose veins have a cure and the treatment is done with sclerosing drugs (sclerotherapy), which cause the formation of fibrosis (scar) in the vessel, obstructing the blood circulation in the place.

This obstruction will force the blood to seek new veins to return to flow in that area. The result is the disappearance of varicosis is improvement of the aesthetic aspect.

Another option is the surgical treatment with withdrawal of the damaged vein or reversal of its direction.

Can the treatment for varicosis have any complications?

At complications of sclerotherapy are rare. However, some changes may occur. At more common are:

  • Burn on the spot for a few minutes;
  • Swelling;
  • Redness.

Others less frequent situations or complications include:

  • Appearance of small spots around the treated vessel: this is the formation of new varicosities (neovascularization) at the site;
  • Local allergic reactions;
  • Allergy to adhesive tape;
  • Thrombophlebitis, generalized allergic reactions and small ulcers difficult to heal can occur in more severe cases but are extremely rare.

The angiologist doctor or vascular surgeon is responsible for the treatment of varicose veins.