Foam Sclerotherapy Vs Traditional Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are smaller superficial (just below the skin) veins that become larger,knobby-looking veins. Left untreated these smaller superficial veins can become ugly, painful varicosities. Areas most prominent to varicose veins are the legs.
Spider veins are a milder form of varicose veins that resemble a spider web. As spider veins progress they may become twisted and knotted. The two things that increase your risk for varicosities are a lot of walking and a lot of standing. Another common site for spider veins is the face.
Some people can deal with spider veins and not worry about the appearance of the legs while others must have them eliminated through a surgical procedure strictly for cosmetic reasons. Most people have no procedures to get rid of spider veins and they live with them until they start to cause some side effects.
Spider veins that have gotten worse may cause you an aching leg pain. Your legs may feel heavy and cramp at night. Other symptoms of a worsening condition include,
. Areas of purple or blue throughout the legs
. The appearance of twisted veins that start to bulge
. A burning, throbbing and swelling in lower legs
. Skin itching around leg veins
Spider veins are a milder form of varicose veins that resemble a spider web. As spider veins progress they may become twisted and knotted. The two things that increase your risk for varicosities are a lot of walking and a lot of standing. Another common sight for spider veins is the face
Spider veins are smaller superficial (just below the skin) veins that become larger veins. Left untreated these smaller superficial veins can become varicose. Areas most prominent to varicose veins are the legs.
When symptoms of worsening spider veins get the best of you, this is the time you may start to investigate your available options to rid your legs of this discomfort brought on by spider veins. This is the time to make your appointment with Miami Foam Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment
Any surgical procedure that breaks the skin is known as invasive surgery. Since this procedure is done via injection the skin is still being broken, however small unlike surgical incisions sometimes requiring sutures. Traditional Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure, thus there are fewer risks because the solution is injected via a very small needle.
The practitioner injects a sodium chloride solution into the affected vein. The solution is, of course, is irritating to the lining of the vein.
Soon the vein collapses and the sides of the vein stick together and dry up. The body can make new healthy veins and reroutes blood flow. There may be discoloration at the sites of injection which goes away after a few months.
Foam Sclerotherapy is the same procedure as the traditional procedure except instead of injecting sodium chloride into the vein, the practitioner injects a foam sclerosant mixed with air or foam solution into the vein.
This new sclerosant means less is diluted and required for the procedure. The foam sclerosant encapsulates the entire vein from wall to wall and is easily tracked when injected into the vein assuring optimal results. The foam causes the damaged vein to collapse, dry up, and close. New healthy veins are created and blood rerouted.