You’ve always been happy with the appearance of your legs. There has never been a problem with wearing skirts, dresses, or your bathing suit, because you feel good about how you look. Recently, you’ve come to a starling conclusion. You have spider veins that are creating a web of unsightly lines, marring the surface of your legs.
Now you feel like you have to hide them all of the time, covering up with pants or long socks. You don’t have to accept spider veins. Sclerotherapy is an effective form of treatment that can help you to erase spider veins when dilated capillaries are bringing you down.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a treatment that is a popular option when it comes to dealing with problems with the veins. It begins with the injection of a type of solution into the affected veins. The injection causes irritation in the vein to the point that it swells or collapses. The body will direct the blood to another vein in order to compensate for the treated vein. Eventually, scar tissue forms and your spider veins will simply fade away.
Are You a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?
To determine if sclerotherapy is the answer for you when you are waging war on spider veins, you’ll need to be evaluated first. Sclerotherapy is not recommended for pregnant women, although spider veins do commonly appear during pregnancy.
If you are expecting, you will need to wait until after your baby is born to have the procedure performed. If you are taking birth control, it is possible to have a sclerotherapy treatment. If you have had a history of blood clots, you may not be able to have sclerotherapy.
It will all depend on where your spider veins are located, the severity of the condition, and the root cause of your spider veins. Sclerotherapy is not advised for anyone who may require a bypass procedure.
What to Expect During Sclerotherapy Treatments
If you are considered a good candidate for sclerotherapy, you’ll find that this outpatient procedure will only take a short amount of your time. You may experience redness, itching, or brown spots in the days that follow treatment. These side effects should go away over time as you say farewell to your spider veins.
Find Out if Sclerotherapy is for You
If you’re tired of looking at those spider veins and you want to show off your legs again, contact Breeze Laser Center today and ask about sclerotherapy.