Sclerotherapy in Iran
It’s time to wipe out your varicose and spider veins with an all-inclusive medical tour for an effective and affordable sclerotherapy in Iran.
If you feel ugly because of some tiny spider veins, you can simply wipe them away through sclerotherapy. With natural results and short recovery, this treatment has piqued the interests of many people. In Iran, we offer effective sclerotherapy which not only improves your veins’ health but also enhances the appearance of your skin at a fraction of the cost of many other countries.
Wondering what this packages actually brings to you?
This exclusively-produced documentary shows a typical medical tour we arrange for our medical tourists. Watch the video to get an understanding of the services we provide to our medical tourists in package. This documentary film features a medical tourist named Cecilia who made a trip from Norway to Iran through us for a rhinoplasty as well as a cosmetic dental procedure. The whole process is filmed from the time she arrived at the airport until she departed Iran.
With the advent of medical tourism, affordable treatment is not a myth anymore. If you look beyond the borders of your country, many options will grab your attention. With a long successful history of cosmetic/medical treatments, Iran would be one of them.
Read on to understand what this procedure is, how it is done, whether Iran is a perfect place for getting this treatment, and the like.
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment during which medicine is injected into blood vessels or lymph vessels and as a consequence, the infected vessels contract.
This procedure is commonly used to treat varicose veins, spider veins, hemorrhoids, or other similar ailments.
The said procedure only requires an injection to the afflicted vessels. It involves the direct injection of a solution called sclerosant into a vein causing irritation.
The solution irritates the vessel, leading to swelling of the site of the injection which, in turn, blocks the flow of the supply of blood or the lymphatic fluid, as a result of which the vessel shrinks.
Sclerotherapy can simply treat the following conditions:
There are many reasons people may decide to go to Iran: the culture, architecture, weather, and food. But now for healthcare; especially when it has something to do with their beauty.
In recent years, beauty has become a matter of life in Iran. Iranian men and women have shown great interest in undergoing beauty enhancement procedures. This creates a space for both national and international patients to get their treatments done in the hands of some experienced doctors and surgeons.
In Iran, the clinics are more advanced than ever. You can easily find a well-equipped clinic in every corner of the country from the big capital, Tehran to smaller cities like Yazd, Shiraz, Ahwaz, Mashhad, etc.
Furthermore, the unbelievable prices of trip and treatment in Iran have caught the eyes of many. People can stay for 3-4 weeks in the country and get their high-quality cosmetic/medical procedure done with the lowest possible budget.
If you’re still in doubt about your trip in Iran, a look into our international patients’ reviews will give you a better understanding.
Depending on the number of veins which need to be treated and how large they are, one could have sclerotherapy in Iran for the approximate price of $150 per treatment. This is while the same procedure would cost up to several hundred dollars higher in most other countries.
Sclerotherapy is done in a doctor’s office or clinic. The procedure takes less than an hour. It surely requires consultation with a doctor to identify the problematic vein. Anesthesia or any other special sort of preparation is not needed, however.
During the procedure, the patient would lie on their back and have their legs in an elevated position. The doctor would inject the needle to apply the solution which might hurt a little bit.
All in all, the whole procedure is mostly pain-free and simple. The doctor is expected to apply pressure on the site of the injection to inhibit blood from re-entering the vessel.
There’s no significant recovery period after your vein treatment. The treated area may be swollen and bruised from a few days up to 2 weeks after injection. You may also feel a hardened knot or tight sensation in the injection site for some time.
The patient most probably will be required to wear a pad or compression stockings. He/she will be asked to remain active in order to deter the formation of blood clots.
Also, the patients will be advised to avoid sunlight for a while to be sure that dark spots would not form on the treated area.
There are 4 types of sclerotherapy that may be right for you, depending on your doctor’s recommendation. They are:
This is the one we’ve been talking about from the beginning of this article. When the varicose vein treatment is done using the injection of the liquid sclerosant, the procedure is called “liquid sclerotherapy” or simply “sclerotherapy”.
For small spider veins, the sclerotherapy is done using tiny needles. This procedure is called microsclerotherapy, and the reason is obvious: the small needle!
The recovery is shorter and involves less discomfort and bruising. However, as it can be inferred, not everyone is an eligible candidate for this sort of treatment. Your doctor can determine whether you need to go with sclerotherapy or its micro version, depending on your condition.
In this procedure, the doctor or dermatologist uses ultrasound to see your veins, even those which are hidden. The veins are displayed on a screen and the injection is done for the problematic vein then.
Instead of liquid, a foam-like solution is injected into your vein. This type of treatment is beneficial for those with larger varicose or spider veins. The sclerosant is blended with CO2 and air. Then, it’s injected and causes a more considerable contraction compared to regular injection therapy.
Those who suffer from the twisted veins beneath their skin can undergo sclerotherapy to get rid of this problem. Once the “simply providing pressure with compression stockings on the veins” technique doesn’t do the trick, the patient seems to be a viable candidate for the procedure:
Furthermore, people complaining of deformed and unattractive superficial veins of 4 mm or less might be suitable candidates for sclerotherapy, if and only if their doctor approves of having the procedure.
Nonetheless, various other forms of treatments such as a change in lifestyle, particularly eating healthier food (esp. fruits and vegetables which are rich in fiber) and not straining when having bowel movements could drastically help with certain cases of Hemorrhoids and provide the individual with the possibility of foregoing the treatment.
Not every deformed vein is a candidate for this kind of treatment. Sometimes, when there are no specific symptoms, one would have to be on the lookout for certain signs around the site of the treatment. Make sure to monitor the veins to see if they exacerbate in appearance. Alteration of lifestyle could significantly improve the condition of the veins and deter the formation of new varicose veins.
Some other alternative treatments include:
In this method, the doctor directs the laser beam on your vein. After the procedure, the treated area will darken and the vein will disappear within 1 to 3 months. The patient may need to repeat the treatment if the desired results are not achieved by one session.
In this procedure, the doctor uses radiofrequency energy to treat your twisted veins. This energy damages the vein by increasing the heat. Those who have greater or smaller saphenous veins can benefit from this type of treatment.
Cryotherapy is one of the effective varicose vein treatments. In this method, a solution is injected into your veins. It significantly reduces the temperature of your vein. The blood vessels are then contracted. So, varicose and spider veins will shrink.
In severe cases, the vein may be removed through one of the two available minimally invasive procedures: one is Ambulatory phlebectomy and the other is stripping and ligation. In the former, local anesthesia is applied. Then the doctor makes small incisions and removes the veins. The latter, which is more complicated, begins with general anesthesia. After making incisions, the veins are put together using a tie and then removed.
Does sclerotherapy hurt?
Sclerotherapy simply involves an injection. There isn’t much pain to tolerate during and after the procedure. You may only experience some level of discomfort for a few days after the treatment.
What are the probable risks of sclerotherapy?
Generally speaking, this procedure is mainly a safe treatment with little to no side effect or risk. On the whole, it is a far less invasive and hazardous option than open surgery. Researches indicate that in above 80 percent of the cases, this treatment is successful, but the procedure, more often than not, needs to be repeated in order to achieve the desired result.
All that being said, some common side effects may occur. They include bruising, redness, and pain near the injected vein. A relatively limited number of cases might develop small branches of blood vessels close to the treated vein. However, these undesirable vessels tend to disappear after a while. Scarcely would the patient experience allergic reactions to the solution, burning in the vein, and changes to skin color. Moreover, tiny bubbles resulting from the injection might enter the bloodstream and cause the patient to experience headache and nausea.
How long does it take to see results from sclerotherapy?
The varicose and spider veins disappear within the first to the fourth month following the procedure. In fact, in most cases, results show off after one month. In severe cases, however, the patients may need to wait for 4 months.
Is sclerotherapy permanent?
Once you get your spider vein treatment done, they are never going to come back. However, you may develop those malformed veins in some other areas of your skin.
Does insurance cover sclerotherapy?
As long as the procedure is done for cosmetic reasons, the insurance does not cover the expenses. In severe cases that the varicose veins cause soreness or achy legs, insurance may help with the money.
How can I get my sclerotherapy arranged in Iran?
To get your spider vein treatment done in Iran, you only need to contact us. As soon as we receive your request, our medical consultants will review your case and will get back to you with a detailed plan of treatment, the exact cost of your procedure, and whatever else you may need.