Your legs have always looked nice and attractive. Yet, recently, you have been covering up your legs and have not been wanting to show them off to the rest of the world. You have a secret that has you a little bit embarrassed. It’s spider veins. You thought spider veins were something that much older women got as a result of aging. You thought wrong. Thankfully, treatment options exist that aim to rid you of your visible veins. One of the best of these treatments is sclerotherapy, and it could work for you!
Why Spider Veins are Here
Whether you stand around a lot at work, or you put pressure on your legs through other activities, spider veins will often form as the small veins in your legs are no longer able to do their job. The vein incompetence that is involved in this problem is a sign that the veins are weakened, and at present, your situation is mostly cosmetic in nature. However, over time, it is possible for spider veins to itch, swell and even exhibit pain.
Sclerotherapy to the Rescue
So, if you want to get rid of spider veins, then sclerotherapy is an easy approach to solving this problem. Basically, this procedure involves a qualified medical professional injecting a solution into the spider veins being targeted. As the solution being injected enters the spider vein, the tissue on the inside of the vein begins to scar up and close off the vein. Over the following weeks and months, the old vein tissue will break down and be absorbed and removed by normal bodily processes, and the blood will reroute into other veins.
After the procedure is finished, we will want you to avoid strenuous activity for a set amount of time as you recover. However, if you do not have an overly physically stressful job, you can return to work the same day. You just have to remember to take it easy and not overexert yourself.
Learn More Information
If you are having problems with spider veins and you want them gone, then it may be time for you to find out how sclerotherapy can be used to remedy your situation. Consult our team at Grossman Dermatology to get all the facts about this helpful procedure. We have offices located in Santa Monica, CA and New York, NY. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started.