When veins are removed, it is most often for cosmetic purposes. Both varicose and spider veins can be treated so they will disappear. Spider veins do not cause any medical problems, except in rare cases. Varicose veins can, however. They can cause things like pain, swelling and throbbing. They can also be the reason for sores on the surface of the skin that will not go away.
Many times, though, you will not have any of these complications from varicose veins. Still, people often want them removed for cosmetic reasons. This will not only help the skin’s appearance, but it will help with a person’s self-esteem, too. No longer will they fear looking in the mirror or feel like they must always cover up the veins.
Spider veins are also visible through the skin. They will give the appearance of red or blue lines. Varicose veins are most common on the legs. Spider veins are often seen on the face as well as the legs. The good news is that treatment options are available.
If you have spider or varicose veins that you want removed and are looking for a method that has withstood the test of time, you should ask our experts about visual sclerotherapy. This treatment has been used since the 1930s with good success. In addition, it is a fairly easy procedure for medical professionals to administer, and it usually takes less than half an hour to do.
During visual sclerotherapy, a special solution is injected into the veins to be treated. It is usually a salt solution, and it works by causing the blood vessel to become irritated. This causes the walls of it to stick together and the blood to clot. The vessel then turns into scar tissue that is absorbed by the body over the next couple of months. At that point, it is no longer visible.
Visual sclerotherapy is a safe and effective method of vein treatment. It is considered to be one of the least invasive. Side effects are temporary and usually go away after just a few days.
An individual who is considering the removal of spider or varicose veins should have a discussion with the medical professionals at Fox Vein Experts to see if he or she is a good candidate for visual sclerotherapy. If not, another type of treatment may be an option. We have offices in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.