Show Off Those Legs!
If you sometimes avoid showing your legs because you have spider veins — those small clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves and ankles — you are not alone. It’s estimated that at least half of all women are bothered by this common cosmetic problem.
A number of factors such as aging, heredity, hormonal changes, and injury can contribute to spider veins. Although the veins aren’t harmful, they can be bothersome and aren’t necessary for normal circulation. With sclerotherapy vein treatment you can lessen the look of spider veins and improve the appearance of your skin.
What exactly is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a technique that has been around for decades to treat spider veins and some smaller varicose veins. At our Baskin Aesthetic Medicine, this procedure involves injecting a sclerosing solution directly into the small veins. As the solution comes into contact with the blood vessel, it irritates the blood vessel and causes it to seal off so that blood can no longer pass through the vein. After several weeks, many of the treated vessels will visibly disappear.
How many treatments will you need?
The number of treatments needed to clear or improve varicose veins differs for each person, but typically, the average number of treatments is four.
How long will it take to recover from Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive, gentle procedure with virtually no down time. Most people are able to return to work and resume most activities immediately following treatment. You will be asked to wear compression hose for several days following the procedure. The compression hose help protect again blood clots and speed the healing process.
In the days following treatment, veins may actually appear darker and more prominent than they did before the injection. This is completely normal and part of the healing process. As your body continues to heal, the veins will begin to lighten. Generally two or more sessions, at least one month apart, are needed to achieve the desired results.
If you have questions or would like more detailed information about how this procedure may benefit you, don’t hesitate to call our office at 780-0045 to schedule a Complimentary Consultation.