If you have visible veins on your legs or elsewhere, you may have heard of sclerotherapy as a good solution. However, you may have never heard of this treatment and may have no idea if it could be a good solution for your needs. By learning more about this procedure and seeing who is a good candidate, you may decide that this is the right option for you.
Get Smooth, Gorgeous Skin
Sclerotherapy is used to treat visible veins that you can see on the surface of the skin. These veins most often pop up on the legs because of the effects of gravity pushing the blood back down the legs rather than up to the heart. This pushes the veins walls out as they struggle to hold all of the blood. Eventually, the valves inside the veins may no longer work correctly and the blood may pool.
Smaller visible veins are called spider veins while larger veins that are far more problematic are called varicose veins. Both types of problem veins can be treated with sclerotherapy if they meet a few qualifications.
Experience a Minimally-Invasive Solution
Sclerotherapy does not require surgery or controversial treatment practices, such as the older methods of dealing with visible veins did. Instead, you will only need one or two small injections into the main problematic vein. In the legs, this is often the saphenous vein.
Typically, a very strong saline solution that is perfectly safe inside your body but that irritates and inflames the venous walls is injected into the problem spots. Once inflamed, the vein walls swell shut, closing down the vein so that no more blood can get through. Eventually, your body will reabsorb the vein, and it will gradually fade from the surface of your skin.
Feel Better about How You Look
One of the biggest benefits of sclerotherapy is that it can help you feel better about the way you look. By getting rid of the unwanted, colorful lines on your legs or elsewhere on the body, you can once again feel comfortable going out in public and in putting on your favorite clothes that show off your skin. This newfound confidence can significantly affect many other areas of your life, including your social and work life.
Sclerotherapy is often an excellent solution for men and women who are dealing with larger visible spider veins or with smaller varicose veins that are beginning to bulge from the surface of the skin. There is no doubt that this treatment at South Lake OB/GYN is truly the gold standard of therapy for problem surface veins. We are conveniently located in Clermont, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!