Spider Veins (Sclerotherapy) in Spain

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About the Spider Veins (Sclerotherapy)

Sclerotherapy is an effective and minimally invasive treatment of varicose and spider veins. It is also known as spider vein treatment. This procedure involves the injection of a solution directly into the affected veins, causing them to shrink and eventually disappear.

Varicose veins treatment can improve the symptoms of venous insufficiency. This therapy is the primary treatment for small varicose veins in the legs. It relieves some of the spider veins symptoms, including ache, burning, swelling and night cramps.

Why sclerotherapy?

Spider vein treatment typically results in the elimination of up to 50 to 80 percent of varicose veins that are injected with the treatment solution. It is a minimally-invasive procedure that ensures minimal recovery time as the treated veins tend to fade within a few weeks.                                                                                           

Best Candidates For Varicose Veins Treatment

Otherwise healthy people with venous insufficiency that is poorly controlled with compression stockings are the best candidates for sclerotherapy.

The eligibility of the candidate is decided based on the overall health of the patient and the area requiring treatment, in addition to the reason behind the clot in the vein. The dermatologist helps select the correct chemical sclerosing agent, which is then injected into the blood vessel to make it collapse.

This treatment is not suitable for pregnant women and females on birth control pills. Selected veins may not be treated using sclerotherapy if that vein could be put into use during future heart bypass surgery.

How is Spider Veins (Sclerotherapy) performed?

Sclerotherapy is performed in an outpatient procedure, under the supervision of an expert dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon. In rare cases, patients may require hospital stay following the procedure.

During sclerotherapy procedure, a selected salt solution is injected directly into the vein with the help of a fine needle. This solution typically contains two sclerosants, namely sodium tetradecyl sulfate and polidocanol (Asclera).

The solution is usually in the liquid form. It works by irritating the lining of the vein, causing it to swell and block the flow of blood. Finally, the vein will become a scar tissue and disappear after some time.

Sometimes a foam version of the solution may be used, usually when a larger vein is involved. Foam is preferred over liquid in this case because it tends to cover more surface area than liquid.

You may experience mild discomfort and cramping for one to two minutes during the procedure, especially when larger veins are injected. Spider vein treatment usually takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. The number of veins injected in one session depends on the size and location of the veins.

After the procedure is done, your doctor applies compression and massages the area to keep the blood out of the injected vessel and disperse the solution. 

There are several variations of the sclerotherapy procedure. The doctor may decide to use laser or ultrasound during the procedure for better guidance and results. The sclerotherapy cost for such procedures is higher than simple injection approach.

Recovery from Spider Veins (Sclerotherapy)

You will be able to get up, walk around, and drive yourself home after sclerotherapy procedure. You can resume your regular daily activities on the same day of the procedure. Walking and moving your legs are encouraged to prevent the formation of blood clots.

After sclerotherapy, you will be instructed to wear support hosiery or bandages to "compress" the treated vessels for about two weeks. Your doctor will probably advise you to avoid strenuous exercise and exposing the treated area to the sun for two weeks after the procedure.

In addition, your doctor will ask you to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or other anti-inflammatory drugs for at least 48 hours. Tylenol may be used if needed. Usually, it takes three to six weeks to respond, and larger veins respond in three to four months. Spider veins or varicose veins will not reappear if the treated veins respond to sclerotherapy. 

Usually, sclerotherapy works for most of the patients, but there is no guarantee for success. Any procedure where the skin is penetrated carries a risk of infection. But the chances of infection requiring antibiotic treatment is estimated to be less than 1 in 1,000.  

A few patients may experience bruises, leg pain, blood trapping, and raised and red bumpy skin after the surgery. You must inform your surgeon if you notice any of these side effects.

Besides these, some allergic reactions to sclerosing solutions and local anaesthetics can also occur. They can be serious, but they are extremely rare. A different solution can be used for subsequent treatments when allergic reactions occur.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of Spider Veins (Sclerotherapy) in Spain?

Most of us have thin skin, where the veins almost lie below the skin which are visible like spider’s web. They become very awkward to look at and the person bearing this also becomes very conscious of these exposed veins and feels very insecure. They fear going in public and also many people live a devastating life for this strange problem. Earlier, people have suffered a lot for such problems, but now it is easy to get cured of this problem with Sclerotherapy and the best at $3000 USD from Spain. It is not at all a very time consuming process where as it might take nearly 45 minutes to get a fine skin rid of spider veins. 

What are the factors affecting the cost of Spider Veins (Sclerotherapy) in Spain?

It has been found that males develop more Spider Veins in comparison to females. There are several factors that affect the cost of Sclerotherapy which are explained below:

  • The bigger the area of spider vein the costlier it comes because more amount of medicine is required to be injected in the skin to get the desired effect.
  • Your choice of hospital may affect your cost in the whole process of Sclerotherapy because if you decide on choosing a costly hospital with fancy outside and interior, you are sure to incur a huge sum of money for this simple treatment.
  • Sclerotherapy is a very simple process and does not take much time or intense expertise so if you choose a good doctor who has done the treatment before you can reduce your cost. The cost also is affected by the choice of doctors, because some doctor has a huge fees structure.
  • Another thing that would affect your treatment cost is the hotel cost and conveyance cost so if you are intelligent enough you can opt to choose your stay near your clinic or hospital to save your conveyance cost.
Why should you opt for Spider Veins (Sclerotherapy) in Spain?

Any kind of plastic surgery and other correctional surgeries are always said to be the best in Spain because Spain has already created a faithful and a fantastic reputation among its clients. Moreover the doctors there are expert in their field of plastic surgery and especially treatments such as Sclerotherapy. The doctors there, use the latest technology that not only helps towards the faster and finer result of the treatment but also a faster recovery too. Moreover the climate of Spain is very suitable for a patient to be recovered soon because it creates a soothing feeling on the psyche of the patient.

Who are the top Sclerotherapy surgeons in Spain?

Dra. Virginia Benitez Roig, Dr. Dana, Dr. Francisco Giraldo Ansio, Dr. Maria Isabel Ruiz, Dr. Alexander Aslani, Dr. Alexander Hamers. These are the names that keep on coming back whenever we speak of plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery. They have already made a mark in the world of cosmetic surgery and they have also conducted several Sclerotherapies across Spain. People from all over the world come to them to get their treatments done.

How to choose the right hospital or clinic for Spider Veins (Sclerotherapy) in Spain?

While choosing the hospital or a clinic see that the doctor or the plastic surgeon, treating you is associated with the hospital that makes your work way easier than anything else in Spain. Also see the interiors of the hospital and be sure about the seriousness they lay on hygiene because, infection after such surgeries are quite common. Do not depend on the doctor to choose your hospital for you rather you better check the hospital and its amenities that they are providing.

How to get done the process for Spider Veins (Sclerotherapy) in Spain?

Get all you bookings done from your home town and do not depend on landing in Spain and then seeking for a doctor and a hospital. Also never make the mistake of getting your tests done from your own land because the previous tests would not carry any value or importance to the doctors of Spain. They always prefer to do the tests in front of them.  

What is the health care infrastructure of Spain / Why should opt for Spain as a destination for your medical treatment?
Spain has a uni payer healthcare system. This means that there is universal coverage for most of the expenses (excluding prescription drugs). One might have to wait for quite some time to avail of elective procedure treatment in Spain. Non-European travelers must have valid health insurance coverage to benefit from the hospitals in Spain. One can also avail of it on a residency visa. The private insurance system helps you to avail the benefits at monthly costs. The taxes in Spain are comparatively lower than those of other European countries. Hence, one can surely opt for this country for medical treatment.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Spain? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. Here are a few JCI certified hospitals in Spain :
  • Vithas Xanit International Hospital
  • Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud
  • Centro Médico Quironsalud Teknon
  • Hospital General de Catalunya
  • Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)
  • Sanitas Hospitales
  • Guttmann Institute
  • Instituto Balear de Oftalmología (IBO)
Are the doctors/surgeons in Spain of the best quality?
The hospitals in Spain are based on “el sistema national de salud” which provides high-quality care and medical centres, that is, “centros de salud”. This system has public and private healthcare systems, often within the same level. Since many countries send ex-pats here, one can even find an English speaking doctor very easily. Most doctors are adequately skilled and can handle the cases.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Spain?
One has to apply for a Schengen Visa to gain entry into Spain for a medical purpose. The required documents when applying for a Schengen Visa for Medical Treatment are as follows:
  1. Visa application form.
  2. Two photos.
  3. Valid travel document/passport.
  4. A copy of your passport's data page.
  5. Roundtrip flight reservation.
  6. Travel Medical Insurance.
  7. Proof of accommodation
What support services does MediGence provide in Spain?
MediGence has been praised on a global scale for the list of services they provide. Apart from the listed services, the staff and the guides are adorned for their customer interaction, impromptu assistance, and various other assistance related guidance throughout the tour. Thus, the list of services provided by MediGence are:
  • Insurance query related guidance
  • In-detail guidance till completion of the medical tour
  • Visa Assistance
  • Free airport to hospital transfer
  • On-Ground Support
  • Teleconsultations
  • Accommodations Assistance
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
Which are the best cities in Spain for medical treatment?
Spain has many cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Pamplona that have some of the best hospitals in Spain. Madrid has good hospitals for general and reproductive health facilities. Barcelona has hospitals specializing in child healthcare.

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