Medical professionals can use sclerotherapy as an effective way to treat spider veins and varicose veins. Even though there are different treatments that are available, this is often considered the best choice for individuals who have small varicose veins.
When sclerotherapy is performed on a patient, our medical professionals will inject a solution into the veins. The solution will make the veins scar, which will cause the blood to find a new route through other veins that are healthier. Over time, the vein that has scarred and collapsed will be absorbed into local tissue. It will eventually fade away.
Most individuals are able to enjoy the benefits of sclerotherapy after just a couple of weeks of their treatment. However, depending on the size of the vein and other factors, it may take up to a year for the veins to completely fade and the full results to be seen. Also, it may be necessary for individuals to come into our office for several treatment sessions to see their varicose and spider veins completely disappear.
The vast majority of people who request sclerotherapy use it for cosmetic purposes. When they have spider and varicose veins, they simply do not feel comfortable showing their legs to others. It can seriously affect their lives. When everyone is out enjoying summer weather, they will either decline invitations to go outdoors and have fun, or they will wear pants or long shorts. They may have a completely fit and healthy body, but their varicose veins cause them to feel embarrassed.
Another reason why a person may request sclerotherapy is that they have symptoms that are uncomfortable to deal with that are a result of their varicose or spider veins. It is most common for individuals to experience symptoms like swelling, burning, and aching. Also, at night they may get cramps in their legs. This can affect their sleep pattern.
One of the things that would make a person wait on getting sclerotherapy is if they are pregnant or breastfeeding. Most medical professionals agree that this treatment is not appropriate for women in these circumstances. However, after they have given birth and are no longer breastfeeding, they can schedule an appointment with us to have treatment.
The vast majority of our patients are able to use sclerotherapy without any complications. They walk out of our office feeling confident in their appearance and being free from the itching, burning, and swelling that is so commonly seen with varicose and spider veins. It is possible that you may see temporary side effects after sclerotherapy.
Some of the temporary side effects may include bruising, small sores on the skin, areas that are red, and multiple tiny blood vessels. It is also possible to see skin that has become darker in spotted areas or in the shape of lines. However, all of these side effects are temporary and will go away within a few days of treatment.
With locations in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines in Florida, Fox Vein Experts is led by Dr. Susan Fox. To find out more about how sclerotherapy can permanently remove nuisance veins from your skin, contact us today to schedule a consultation.