After any treatment (stripping, radio wave, laser, microfoam) of varices, there is a possibility of recurrence, recurrence of varices. The duration depends on the individual patient, the accuracy of the clarification, and the method used in the first intervention. It is therefore essential, even after sclerotherapy, to have regular check-ups for one to two years and take preventive measures (sufficient exercise and endurance sports such as jogging, cycling, or swimming).
One of the most common complications after sclerotherapy of a varicose vein is the development of brownish spots and hardening in the course of the former vein. This is the result of sclerotherapy and can last for several weeks. Further theoretical consequences are the development of deep vein thrombosis (risk less than 1 percent!) or the development of inflammation in the area of the treated vein.
Fibrillated scotoma or bronchospasm occurred in 0.21% of cases. In the case of migraine patients, adhering to the prescribed amounts of foam is necessary in addition to precise therapy planning. The same applies to patients with a short-circuit connection between the left and right atrium. Therapy with anticoagulant medication, on the other hand, is possible. Foam sclerotherapy is not used during pregnancy.
Vascular weakness is often hereditary. Other factors that harm blood circulation can also promote the development of varicose veins. These include, for example, standing or sitting activities, obesity, nicotine consumption, pregnancy, or hormonal therapy.