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Sclerotherapy in Fort Collins, Colorado (CO)

Sclerotherapy is a form of treatment for both spider veins and average-sized varicose veins. This treatment uses a chemical injected into the troublesome veins to cause the blood to coagulate, inflamation to set in, and the vein to eventually collapse so that the blood supply is rerouted to healthier veins. One variation of sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, suspends the chemical in foam to provide greater adhesion to the vein walls.

Depending on the number of veins to be treated, a sclerotherapy session usually takes less than 30 minutes. After the procedure, the treatment site is wrapped in a bandage which applies pressure to control any bleeding and promote healing. Once treated with sclerotherapy, varicose veins do not come back.

Sclerotherapy is done on an outpatient basis and is only mildly painful. Other than the sting of the injection, some patients report some light cramping during the injection of the solution, but this quickly passes. Although all procedures have some risks, sclerotherapy has very few. Light bruising sometimes occurs around the affected area, and some patients have reported that freckling developed temporarily in the treatment area, but these both usually disappear within weeks.

With sclerotherapy, some patients may require several injection sessions for optimal results, but these are scheduled about a month apart. After finishing the treatment, the pain and unsightly appearance of the damaged veins are greatly improved. Patients report significantly smoother skin and little discoloration. Because these results are achieved without hospitalization or general anesthesia, sclerotherapy is a better choice than surgery for many patients. Patients also find recovery time is much shorter with sclerotherapy, and they are usually able to return to work within days.

About The Vein and Laser Center of Northern Colorado

Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Vein and Laser Center of Northern Colorado has helped patients throughout the community find relief from varicose veins and spider veins through Fort Collins vein treatment. Each member of the medical staff at this facility is highly trained and highly committed to helping patients reach their goals in the safest, most comfortable environment possible. A wide variety of Fort Collins vein treatment options are available to help patients overcome varicose veins and spider veins in a safe, effective manner.

Those wishing to learn more about the Fort Collins vein treatments available at this facility are encouraged to seek consultation with a member of the medical staff to determine which is right for them. Some of the options available include ambulatory phlebectomy, endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, ultrasound guided sclerotherapy, varicose vein surgery and venous reflux exams. All patients are treated using proven equipment and materials to help ensure well-being.


The Vein and Laser Center of Northern Colorado
Toll Free: 970-818-8112
Craig R. Clear, M.D.
Winfield M. Craven, M.D.
Steven H. Peck, M.D.
Robert R. Quaid, M.D.
Michael D. Roller, M.D.

1915 Wilmington Drive
Suite 100
Fort Collins, CO 80525


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