Varicose and spider veins on the legs can be very uncomfortable and unsightly. Fortunately, there are non-invasive treatments than can remove them, leaving your legs smooth and clear. Varicose and spider veins typically develop when the valves in the vein become weak and do not effectively push the blood back to the heart. This is called venous insufficiency, and one of the main treatments for it is visual sclerotherapy. This treatment is mainly used to treat small spider and varicose veins that are visible under the surface of the skin.
Visual sclerotherapy involves the injection of a special solution directly into the varicose vein. The solution affects the inside of the vein so that it cannot function at all. The blood that is in the vein coagulates and the rest of the blood continues back to the heart through veins that are deeper inside the leg. There is very little risk of complications and patients often feel immediate relief from the symptoms. There is also no recovery time, so you can go back to work or to your normal daily activities afterwards.
The physician needs guidance to see the source of the irregularity to find the place to begin the treatment. There are multiple ways our specialist performs sclerotherapy. Other ways are ultrasound or foam guidance. All are effective and safe and can completely eliminate the need for traditional vein surgery.
If you believe you are developing varicose veins and would like treatment, you may begin with a consultation with our specialist. You will learn more about your condition and the treatment options. It is important to tell our doctor about any medications you may be taking, including herbal supplements and over-the-counter drugs.
You will be able to drive yourself home after the treatment and immediately resume work or other daily activities. We recommend that you walk a little each day, and we may ask you to wear compression stockings for a few weeks. Some things that should be avoided after treatment are hot baths, saunas or whirlpools, hot compresses and direct exposure to sunlight.
Varicose and spider veins are very unattractive, and many people consider it worthwhile to remove them for cosmetic reasons. However, if they are left untreated, they may develop into more serious health problems.
At Fox Vein Experts in Pembroke Pines and Hollywood, we can diagnose the severity of your varicose and spider veins and recommend the best treatment so that you can have smooth legs again. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about how visual sclerotherapy can benefit you.