Do you suffer from varicose or spider veins? Do you have achy, itchy legs, legs that burn, always feel heavy or restless?
It can often times be clearly observed on the surface of your skin. The most common visible symptoms often associated with vein disease are spider veins and varicose veins. Four out of five times, the cause of vein disease is simply genetics although lifestyle can also play a role.
According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services- Office on Women’s Health, approximately 55% of women and 45% of men in the United States suffer from vein disease and bear the common cosmetic problem of unattractive clusters of spider veins or varicose veins. For many of those people, the problem goes beyond a cosmetic one, varicose veins can cause aching pain, itching and discomfort. Sometimes varicose veins lead to more serious problems; they may also signal a higher risk of other circulatory problems.
Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy is one of the most prevalent treatments for the elimination of superficial spider veins and other related varicose veins. It has been successfully used since the 1930’s. It is an efficient and affordable, minimally invasive and virtually painless office based procedure with no downtime. Sclerotherapy is an injection treatment used to eliminate small to medium size varicose veins and spider veins typically emerging on the thighs, calves and ankles.
Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment utilizes a very fine needle to inject a solution, sclerosant, into the varicose or “spider vein”. Most patients compare the discomfort of the needle to an ant bite. Upon injection, the solution replaces the blood in the vein, gradually collapsing the vessel. Your body will then initiate the natural healing process as the vein begins to shrink and will get naturally absorbed, eventually disappearing. The body then naturally redirects the blood flow to healthy veins. Once all healed, the vein will no longer be visible. Spider veins do not have any known useful function and eliminating them will not have a detrimental effect on your circulation. Reducing or eliminating varicose veins can improve your circulation and symptoms of heaviness, aching and fatigue. In some cases anti aging vitamins can help our treatments.
Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment works well for most patients. It is estimated that as many as 50 to 80% of injected veins may be eliminated with each session. Less than 10% of patients who have sclerotherapy do not respond to the injections at all. In these instances, different solutions or a different method, such as laser therapy, may be considered.
After undergoing sclerotherapy vein treatment, you will be able to resume all of your favorite activities in no time at all, but without unsightly veins. To schedule a free, no- obligation consultation click here or call us at 954-457-4201.