Treatment of spider veins with liquid crioesclerosis

Written by: Dr. Gaspar Mestres Alomar
Edited by: Top Doctors®

What is the treatment with liquid cryosclerosis?

Sclerosis encompasses various types of treatment that aim to collapse small superficial varicose veins or spider veins , usually in the legs, so that they are no longer visible and thus solve the aesthetic problem they cause.. For this, these small varicose veins are accessed by a puncture with an extremely fine needle and an irritant or sclerosing fluid is injected into the inside (hence the name: sclerosis).

There are several types of sclerosis depending on the size of the vein and the sclerosing fluid used, as well as its state. In the case of the smallest varicose veins (spider veins or varicose veins ), we use a sclerosant that is introduced at a very low temperature, in liquid form ( liquid cryosclerosis , unlike sclerosis with foam).. It has the advantage of obtaining better results in this type of veins than other techniques.

For what people or pathologies is it recommended?

Cryosclerosis is a mainly aesthetic treatment, since this type of veins do not tend to cause great discomfort, given its size and volume. For this reason it is indicated in those people who suffer from varicose veins or spider veins of small diameter, regardless of their extension or the number that may be in the legs, and who suffer from them an aesthetic discomfort.


What indications should be followed before and after treatment?

Patients who undergo liquid cryosclerosis are explained the care they must have before and after each treatment. In general, they are advised to wear elastic stockings after treatment (for a week) and avoid sunbathing in the sclerosed areas to avoid pigmentation or other complications, which are still unusual in any case.

What advantages does it offer compared to other techniques?

The main advantage of this treatment with respect to other techniques is that it offers very good results in the treatment of smaller varicose veins (spider veins and varicose veins).. It eliminates them much more effectively and the appearance of complications (pigmentation or allergy) is exceptional.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Gaspar Mestres Alomar
Vascular Surgery

Dr. Mestres Alomar is a renowned vascular surgeon with over 10 years of experience. He specializes in Endovascular Surgery, access for hemodialysis and peripheral artery disease, among other treatments. Currently holds Clinic Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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