A recent five-year study of cosmetic surgery treatments has listed sclerotherapy in the top three for invasive treatments being performed today. This is interesting to note because sclerotherapy has been on the decline as the result of new and improved options for treating varicose veins. Despite this, enough people are getting it done that it ranks up there with liposuction and eyelid procedures as a cosmetic treatment that the average person wants to get done.
It will be interesting to see if future studies reveal that the interest in sclerotherapy is as high as these other procedures. With non-invasive procedures like VNUS Closure Fast offering just as much effectiveness as invasive procedures, it's possible that there will be a sharp decline in the patients' interest in sclerotherapy. Part of the rise could be due to the fact that a large number of men became interested in this treatment in recent years.
Incidentally, the study also revealed that the average age of the sclerotherapy patient has gone up over time. However, the increase is slight - just two years. It is believed that the increase is due to the fact that it is the aging baby boomer generation which is most likely to seek out all cosmetic treatments including assistance with treating varicose veins. It is unknown whether this population is more or less likely than younger counterparts to consider less invasive procedures in place of plastic surgery.
Question of the Day: What do you think will happen to the interest in sclerotherapy as non-invasive vein treatment procedures become more readily available?