Vascular treatments - Dermolife Clinic

Elimination of Varicose Veins: Options and Results

Dermolife Clinic uses two highly successful methods for vascular treatments. They are called sclerotherapy and phlebectomy. Let's explain them in detail.


Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used for the treatment of blood vessel malformations. The situations that most often require it are varicose veins (or varices), telangiectasias, and hemorrhoids. A session of sclerotherapy consists of injecting, into the malformed vessels (whether they are veins, venules, arterioles, or capillaries), a dose of sclerosing solution capable of causing their closure and collapse. Before the procedure, several examinations and analyses of the patient's medical history are performed. To appreciate the results of sclerotherapy, it is necessary to wait a few weeks (in the case of small treated blood vessels) or a few months (in the case of large treated blood vessels.

- Why is it called sclerotherapy?
During the process, a solution called sclerosant is injected. Subsequently, the blood vessels undergo a collapse, where the blood flow does not stop but is halted and closes all alternative routes through which blood can reach. Sclerotherapy is an effective method for eliminating varicose veins. This treatment eliminates:

1) Pains
2) Swelling
3) Burning
4) Cramps (when it comes to feet of the legs)

- Procedure
Sclerotherapy sessions usually take place in the doctor's office and do not require any type of anesthesia. Usually, a session lasts less than an hour: for injections, a maximum of 10-15 minutes is required; for the post-injection phase, at least 15-20 are required. After the injections, the doctor massages and checks how the body responds to the treatment.
For 2 or 3 weeks, the doctor recommends avoiding sun exposure as dark spots may develop on the skin. When the procedure is performed on leg veins, after 15-20 minutes of monitoring, it is advisable for the patient to walk to prevent blood coagulation inside the venous vessels. For three weeks, it is best to apply duplicate bands or elastic stockings to maximize the result of the injections. Returning to daily activity is immediate. It is advisable not to drive the car for the first few weeks. Compared to surgery for varicose veins, sclerotherapy is less invasive. Out of curiosity; This technique was first used in 1682 in Switzerland.


This is a minimally invasive treatment of varieties from the largest to the smallest.
Phlebectomy of a varicose vein is also the removal of an entire segment of varicose vein through micro incisions made with a thin scalpel. The small wounds do not need stitches. Phlebotomy is recommended for very superficial or very voluminous varices, which makes it impossible to repair them with sclerotherapy or laser treatments because it risks skin pigmentation. The surgical procedure lasts 1 hour, it is an outpatient surgical technique and is performed with local anesthesia.
After this intervention, it is possible to immediately recover daily activity without problems. For the treatment of voluminous superficial variability, phlebectomy is an irreplaceable surgical procedure to obtain a complete and satisfactory aesthetic result.

- Post intervention You can leave the clinic immediately after the operation. The pain is minimal. The doctor will bandage the treated area to keep and repeat for a period stabilized by the surgeon. Some hematomas may appear which require 3-4 weeks to be removed and should not be exposed to UV rays.
It should be noted that venous diseases are chronic and not completely cured, so they must be under constant medical control.