As many as a third of most women and a fifth of most men struggle with varicose or spider veins. While common, this frustrating vein condition can affect circulation and cause sufferers to feel self-conscious about their skin. However, there are dependable options available which will eliminate or make varicose and spider veins less visible.
What Causes Varicose/Spider Veins?
Weak superficial veins under pressure can become damaged, and the valves which prevent blood backflow will no longer work efficiently. As a result, discoloration, thickness and vein twisting or turning occurs. Valve damage often results from pregnancy, prolonged standing, excess weight, age, straining, or leg trauma.
How Are Spider Veins Treated?
Sclerotherapy has been used in the treatment of varicose and spider veins for over 150 years. By injecting a special sclerosing solution into the veins, and thereby dissolving them, Sclerotherapy can decrease and eliminate both varicose and spider veins. This treatment is usually preferred over laser and other therapies because it allows identification and treatment of the larger “feeder veins” and the elimination of spider veins (telangiectasiae). By the end of the treatment program, the veins are less visible on the skin surface and the recurrence of the spider veins are less likely.
Our well-trained staff has years of experience in sclerotherapy treatment. Call us today to discuss the benefits of sclerotherapy and to schedule your appointment.