The presence of spider veins can have an impact on your appearance at times. Since the likelihood of developing them increases with age, they may also be perceived as a sign of aging. This makes many people even more determined to find a treatment method that can be used to get rid of them. Thankfully, there is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be performed to eliminate these problematic veins. This procedure is called sclerotherapy.
Spider veins develop in the small vessels. While they are also common on the legs, they also develop frequently on the face. This makes their presence even more visible. They get their name because of their appearance, which resembles a spider web. They rarely cause any health problems. It is usually just the appearance that is impacted. They can be red, blue or purple and are visible through the skin. The cosmetic impact is enough to cause people to seek treatment as a result.
Typically, spider veins only cause cosmetic issues. In rare cases, spider veins can cause physical symptoms. While this is uncommon, they can cause pain, aching and discomfort if they have been left untreated for a long time.
Sclerotherapy is a widely used method for treating spider veins. Even though it has been around since the 1930s, it is still popular because it is effective. It is also not very difficult for doctors to administer. The treatment is safe with very little risk of complications.
Sclerotherapy is done by injecting a solution into the veins that are to be removed. This solution will cause the walls of the vessel to stick together. The blood inside will also thicken. As a result, the vein will safely close off and no longer be functional. Instead, it will turn into scar tissue that the body will start to absorb. As it does, what is left of these veins will disappear.
Here at The Vein Center, sclerotherapy can be used in conjunction with VeinGogh™. This helps to ensure the complete elimination of the problematic vein before dealing with the aesthetic aspects of it.
There’s no need to try and hide your spider veins any longer! Contact us at The Vein Center to set up a consultation. Our office is located in Mt. Pleasant. Get a boost in confidence when you eliminate your spider veins with sclerotherapy. Contact us today to book an appointment!