No one wants to deal with varicose veins. In mild cases, they are an annoyance, making you want to hide your legs from sight. You’ll avoid skirts, dresses, bathing suits and shorts so you don’t have to show these blemishes to the world. Spider veins are a bother as well, often cropping up in the most inconvenient of places, like your face or your hands. These troublesome veins can also cause painful symptoms, especially when you are dealing with varicose veins that are severe.
Our doctor may recommend lifestyle changes at first to try and eliminate your problem. However, walking, losing weight and wearing compression garments may not be effective. If you have tried all other options and you have had enough of those unsightly veins, consider sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy: A Popular Approach to Varicose Vein Removal and More
Sclerotherapy is the most common remedy when it comes to treating veins that have developed into spider veins or varicose veins. When these veins appear like ropes or webs on your skin, it is due to a faulty valve in your veins. The blood should continue to flow upward from the vein, but will actually cause a backflow when valves fail to close. Once the blood is trapped in the vein, the vein will begin to swell and bulge.
With sclerotherapy, our doctor will pinpoint the source of the problem. An irritant will be injected into the affected vein. It makes the walls of the vein collapse. Once the vein collapses, blood can no longer travel through the treated vein. Your amazing body will compensate for the affected vein, sending the blood on through surrounding veins. In time, the body will absorb the vein and you will no longer be forced to look at varicose veins.
After you have been treated, you will likely be encouraged to walk in order to promote good circulation. Compression stockings are often recommended for veins on your legs. This will help your blood to flow in the right direction, away from your treated vein.
Will Sclerotherapy Work for You?
Stop staring at those varicose veins or spider veins that are getting on your nerves. It’s time to do something about them. At the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center in Lynnwood and Mount Vernon, our doctor will be able to determine if sclerotherapy is a good choice for you. Set up an appointment to talk about the advantages of sclerotherapy. You could have an easy solution with this relatively simple procedure. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.