If you have veins that you feel are unsightly and you would like to have them removed, there are methods available that include both surgical and non-surgical removal techniques. Common methods include laser removal, vein stripping and sclerotherapy. If a non-surgical method is what you prefer, sclerotherapy may be the answer you are looking for.
Both varicose and spider veins are conditions for which people often seek treatment. Both are blood vessels that twist and turn, plus they are often visible through the skin. Varicose veins are the larger of the two types and are most common in the legs. This is because the force of gravity can contribute to their development when other risk factors are present.
When the valves in the veins no longer function as they should, pooling of blood in the vessels can be the result. These valves act as check valves to keep the blood from flowing backwards in the veins because of the pull of gravity. As a result, the swelling, bulging and twisting of the affected vessels cause conditions known as varicose veins. This condition can, at times, be painful.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they are much smaller and are commonly seen on the face and chest as well as the legs. Spider veins seldom cause any threat to one’s health. However, many people choose to undergo treatment for them for appearance purposes.
If you have either or both of these conditions and want to pursue a non-surgical treatment option, you should ask our team about sclerotherapy treatment. It has been used since the 1930s and, consequently, is a tried and proven method of vein removal with a great success rate.
Sclerotherapy is done by injecting a solution into the vein that is to be removed. This causes the walls of the vein to become irritated and stick together. The vein will disappear over the course of the next few weeks. The procedure is relatively simple for us to perform and can be done on an outpatient basis. There is no need for a hospital stay, and there is minimal downtime.
If you are tired of the impact that spider or varicose veins have on your appearance, or you have been suffering the pain and discomfort that can be caused by varicose veins, you should have a conversation with the team at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center. We can make the best determination as to whether or not sclerotherapy is your best option. We have offices in Lynnwood and Mount Vernon. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.