If you have problems like veins showing through the skin on your legs and are self-conscious about them, you might want to look into what choices are available to make them disappear. Of all the treatment methods that are in use today, sclerotherapy has been around the longest. In addition, it is a simple procedure to administer and you will be able to return to your regular daily activities after undergoing the treatment.
Small varicose veins are commonly treated with sclerotherapy. The condition is common in the legs and millions of people are affected by it. Varicose veins develop when the blood begins to pool inside the vessels. This creates added pressure against the walls of the veins and makes them become larger. The pooling happens when the valves inside the veins are no longer functioning as they should. This allows gravity to cause the blood to flow backwards, working against the natural pumping action of the heart. The increased pressure then makes the varicose veins form.
Spider veins can also be treated with sclerotherapy. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, except the condition happens to the smaller vessels, or capillaries, that branch off from the larger ones. They get their name because they often resemble the legs and web of a spider as they make sharp, jagged turns. As they become visible through the skin, they can be blue, red or purple. Fortunately for those with spider veins, they seldom create any other health risks. The impact is usually limited to appearance alone. However, this can be enough to negatively impact your self-esteem.
Sclerotherapy is an effective method for getting rid of spider veins or small varicose veins. It is done by injecting a solution into the blood vessels that are to be removed. The solution thickens the blood within the vein and irritates its walls. This causes the vein to turn into scar tissue, which is then absorbed by the body over the next few months. When this process is complete, the unsightly veins are no longer visible.
Sclerotherapy treatments can be performed as outpatient procedures in the comfort of our office. Afterwards, you can return home. It really is that simple.
If you are tired of your spider veins and want something done about them with a method that has withstood the test of time, you should make an appointment at Premier Vein Institute and inquire about sclerotherapy. It may be the answer you have been seeking. We have offices in Tampa, Riverview and Lakeland. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for sclerotherapy.