Spider veins and Vericose veins in the legs can cause pain and embarrassment for anyone who suffers with them. There are many reasons why a person gets these unsightly veins, but for those who want to eliminate them, there is a highly effective solution that works for nearly everyone. Sclerotherapy, a safe cosmetic procedure that’s been utilized for over 80 years, is one of the best minimally invasive options for removing these ugly and sometimes painful veins.
Good Candidates for Sclerotherapy
Vericose and spider veins occur for a number of reasons. Obesity, heredity, hormones, careers that require prolonged standing, and history of blood clots are all factors that can contribute to the formation of these problem veins. Those who benefit most from Sclerotherapy have spider veins or small vericose veins in their legs, are between the ages of 30-60, have not had blood clotting issues in the past, and have not given birth or been pregnant in the past 3 months. Also, those who closely follow the doctor’s instructions pre-and post-treatment will see optimal results.
How Sclerotherapy Works
Sclerotherapy is a treatment that is administered using very tiny needles. The doctor uses the needles to inject a solution known as sclerosing agent directly into the spider veins. This liquid irritates the vessels, causing them to collapse. The blood that once flowed through them is directed to other vessels, and the injected vessels turn into scar tissue and disappear. These outpatient treatments take between 15-30 minutes, and while minimal discomfort may occur, patients typically resume normal activity upon leaving the clinic. Most patients should expect to receive 3 rounds of injections spread across 3 months for ideal results.
Who Should Wait or Seek Alternative Treatment?
While Sclerotherapy is an FDA-approved and extremely safe spider vein treatment, there are certain groups of people who should either postpone or avoid Sclerotherapy:
- Pregnant or nursing mothers
- Those with history of blood clotting or inflammation in deep leg veins
- Those who are allergic to sclerosing agent or similar solutions
- Those who are bedridden
- Those who may need affected veins for a future bypass
If you’re ready to take the next step to eliminate spider veins in your legs, consider Sclerotherapy. It is highly effective, safe, and minimally invasive, and it will allow you to be confident in the appearance of your legs once again. At Cosmetic Laser Centers SM, we evaluate and consult our patients before making a treatment plan, and we always aim to meet your specific beauty goals. Let us take care of your spider veins today with Sclerotherapy. Schedule an initial consultation at either of our offices in Robinson Twp. or Warrendale by calling 724-935-4200.