Sclerotherapy

Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

While EVLA (EVLT) resolves the main superficial incompetent veins by causing them to close down, there are often tributary veins that are also incompetent. These can cause symptoms later and lead to recurrence of varicose veins, which means they need to be resolved as well.

A minimally invasive way to achieve great outcomes: sclerotherapy.

Tributary veins are smaller and more winding than the main superficial varicose veins. For tributary veins that could not be accessed during EVLA, Dr. Gilvydis uses sclerotherapy, which similarly causes the vein to close down. Small injections of a sclerosing agent (also called a “sclerosant”) achieve much the same effect as EVLA, but using a liquid agent rather than light energy.

A highly experienced vein care physician with advanced credentials in vein medicine, Dr. Gilvydis is able to apply the most appropriate sclerotherapy to help achieve your optimal treatment results. Depending on the specific need and situation, he can use foam or liquid sclerotherapy, often with ultrasound guidance to ensure precision.

Simple, in-office treatments for your convenience.

Dr. Gilvydis provides sclerotherapy treatment during follow-up visits after the EVLA (or other) procedure. While he makes every effort to treat all incompetent tributary veins, there is a limit to how much sclerosing agent he can introduce into the body at one time. There are rarely restrictions on activity after treatment, though you’ll be required to wear compression hose.

Please call 815-981-4742 today or fill out the form to the right to request an appointment.