Unwanted leg veins usually appear in the form of varicose veins or spider veins. While the two conditions are similar, differing mainly in the size of the affected vessels, the difference is enough to change the impact they have on a person’s life. Spider veins normally only impact the appearance, while varicose veins can create health risks in addition to a cosmetic effect. If you are dealing with unwanted leg veins, sclerotherapy can help you get rid of them.
Varicose veins form when blood begins to pool in the vessels. This causes it to exert excessive pressure against the walls, making them enlarge. The most likely cause for the pooling is faulty valves inside the veins. They are there to keep the blood from backing up and to allow the blood to flow in only one direction. When these valves fail to function as they should, gravity can cause the blood to go backwards. With the gravitational pull working against the natural pumping action of the heart, the pooling that leads to the formation of varicose veins occurs.
Varicose veins can make the affected areas to bulge out from the skin like cords. They also cause discoloration and are typically blue in color. The appearance impact can be significant enough to hurt many people’s self-confidence. As a result, they start to look for the most feasible treatment option available to them.
Varicose veins should also be treated because of the symptoms they produce. They can cause aching, burning, itching, and tingling. They can also put individuals at a higher risk of developing blood clots.
While spider veins do not produce symptoms, they can still be unwanted because of their cosmetic impact. They are much smaller than varicose veins and branch out in various directions. They are blue, red, or purple when seen through the skin. Like varicose veins, they can cause self-esteem issues for those with the condition.
If you have leg veins, ask us how you can benefit from sclerotherapy during your consultation, especially if you want to choose a time-tested and proven method. Sclerotherapy has been around for many years and is still widely used thanks to its high level of effectiveness and low risk.
Sclerotherapy is performed by injecting a solution into the unwanted veins. This solution will then irritate the inside of the veins, making them stick together and close off. This will take care of both the appearance issues and the health concerns that come with leg veins.
Sclerotherapy treatments are done right here in our office. Unlike surgical removal, there is no need for a hospital stay. In fact, those who choose this treatment can usually resume normal living right away. When you come in for your consultation, we will let you know exactly what you can expect before and after treatment.
With three convenient locations in Tampa, Riverview, and Lakeland, Premier Vein Institute is proud to provide sclerotherapy treatments to qualified candidates in the areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if this treatment is right for you.