11 Jun Your Long-Sought Solution To Spider Veins: Sclerotherapy
As we round the corner of June into the official start of the summer season, you may find yourself hesitating to reach for your bathing suit or otherwise comfortable shorts. With the gradual emergence of blue and red lines across your skin, keeping covered may simply feel like the more suitable option while out in public.
But what if we told you there was a way to find relief from both your physical and emotional discomfort?
The solutions you’ve long sought is simple: Sclerotherapy.
What Are Spider Veins?
Functioning similarly to varicose veins, spider veins occur when the blood no longer flows properly through the legs and instead begins to pool and stagnate. As these small veins twist and grow saturated, their color becomes visible through the skin, appearing akin to that of small spider webs.
Spider veins occur most often in the thighs and are statistically more likely to develop in women than men. The specific cause of them, however, is still being researched today.
“Their cause isn’t completely understood in every case, but they can run in families,” Harvard Health Publishing explains. “Some cases are related to pregnancy, use of birth control pills, or weight gain.”
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is the procedure used to treat spider veins whose evolution can be dated as far back as 250 years, according to the Journal of Venous Disease.
The process itself involves the use of a sclerosant — or a chemical irritant that is injected directly into the veins — as a means of safely collapsing the walls of unhealthy veins. Once the lining of the blood vessels close off in a process called fibrosis, the blood flow is rerouted to healthier veins, thereby improving the body’s circulatory functions and eliminating the visible blemishes.
Otherwise, sclerotherapy is non-surgical in nature and requires, on average, approximately two to five treatments in total for the process to be fully effective.
What Are My Next Steps?
People seeking to treat their spider and/or varicose veins should consult with their physician regarding sclerotherapy as an option.
In particular, patients can expect the following benefits:
- Little to no downtime post-procedure
- No staining
- No scarring
- Long-lasting results
- And more
If you’re ready to rid yourself of unsightly or physically uncomfortable veins, it’s time to contact Ponte Vedra Vein Institute! Not only are we the choice vein specialists for Northeast Florida, but our patients are our passion. Call us today at (904) 280-0600 to schedule your free vein ultrasound consultation!