While varicose veins and spider veins can be visually unappealing, they may also be painful for some individuals. They can cause discomfort and cramping in your legs, which may lower your quality of life. Fortunately, there is a treatment! Sclerotherapy can help you reclaim your best life, and here is how!
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a clinically effective cosmetic treatment used to treat varicose and spider veins. Sclerotherapy consists of injecting liquid directly into the area of the problem, which helps to prevent any more blood flow to the vein so that it eventually disappears. Blood is then rerouted through other healthy veins nearby.
When Will I See Results?
Generally speaking, you’ll be able to see results almost right away after the procedure. The results will continue to improve over the coming days as the veins begin to disappear and blood is rerouted to the other veins. Depending on the severity of the varicose or spider veins, you may need more than one Sclerotherapy treatment to see desired results. However, once the vein has fully disappeared, it will not return.
Sclerotherapy Side Effects
While this treatment is very effective and safe, there are a few minor side effects that you may experience after treatment. Common side effects include:
- Trapped blood
You will know blood has become trapped as you may feel a very small ball of liquid built up under the skin. This can happen sometimes and it is completely harmless and will go away on its own.
Difference Between Spider and Varicose Veins
Spider veins are typically small veins that can be red or purple, and typically hairlike in size. Spider veins typically occur at the surface of the skin and are very visually apparent. Varicose veins are slightly larger and have a bulging appearance. These can throb and ache from time to time, especially after long periods of walking or standing. Sclerotherapy can help reduce the appearance of both these conditions.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
At the Minimally Invasive Vascular Center, we are dedicated to helping each individual reclaim their best life and feel like themselves again. We strive to provide the best service, care, and results possible and want to make you feel safe and comfortable. If you’re interested in Sclerotherapy, give us a call at 855-803-6482 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit us at www.minimallyinvasivevascularcenters.com for more information.