When you live in South Florida, it is no secret that you’re going to want to look as good as possible. But there are certain things that diet and exercise alone cannot help you do, like get rid of varicose veins or treating spider veins.
Fox Vein and Laser Experts in the greater Miami area has spent years helping patients on their quest for smoother, healthier looking legs. With tens of thousand happy patients and extensive experience in treating veins, Dr. Fox and her team are known for performing state-of-the-art vein removal techniques and offering unique treatments for clients to achieve their desired results in as little time as possible.
One of these vein removal techniques becoming so popular in the Miami area and offered at Fox Vein and Laser Experts, Sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure, popular since the 1930’s, used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and stick together and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.
How does it work?
Visual sclerotherapy is the best way to treat veins simply because of its effectiveness and how minimally invasive of a procedure is. In the past, vein removal techniques have been more extensive and have required days or weeks of recovery. Advancements in vascular medicine have now made it possible to have dysfunctional veins removed quickly and safely without the inconvenience or discomfort of surgery. Visual sclerotherapy is a simple procedure that involves injections of medicated solution. When injected directly into affected veins with a fine needle, the solution disrupts the lining of the vessels, causing the walls of the veins to stick together and permanently seal. The blood is then rerouted to healthier veins, and the treated veins are then turned to scar tissue, eventually removed by the body, and replaced with healthy tissue.
What can you expect after treatment?
Leg pain and cramping are not uncommon symptoms following a visual sclerotherapy treatment, especially if the patient suffers from venous deficiencies. This procedure, however, can alleviate these symptoms as well as remove the vein from beneath the surface of the skin, resulting in a noticeable cosmetic improvement in the leg’s appearance. Because everyone heals differently, some patients may experience fast improvement of their symptoms, while for some it may take the body several weeks to remove the treated veins.
After sclerotherapy miami treatment, our medical team often recommend a daily walking regimen in order to maintain proper circulation and prevent blood clots from forming in the treated veins. Most patients are able to resume normal activity rather quickly unless otherwise instructed by the doctor.
Fox Vein & Laser Experts may be Miami’s best vein doctor, but we also offer a variety of other laser skin treatments to help many different skin issues. Contact us today to see how we can help you!