Visible veins that lie close to the surface of your skin often form lines and patterns that leave you feeling embarrassed and ashamed to show off your skin. You may find yourself covering visible veins on your face with layers of makeup or wearing long skirts or pants at all times, even during the hottest parts of the summer. When you choose a vein treatment, such as sclerotherapy, you can erase these visible vein lines from your skin with a short series of minimally invasive treatments.
Vein lines normally show up on your skin because the veins themselves are diseased. Most often, the valves within the veins no longer close properly. These one-way valves no longer prevent backflow of the blood, and blood begins to pool in these smaller veins at the surface of the skin. Soon, these veins show up on the surface of the skin as narrow red, purple, or blue lines. Without sclerotherapy treatment, they may get worse and cause discomfort. However, initially, they only create cosmetic problems.
The only way to get rid of these visible veins is to close them down or remove them permanently. Sclerotherapy is one of the most popular treatments for this concern and is well-loved because it is fast, easy, and effective. During sclerotherapy treatment, we will provide some topical anesthetic over the treatment area. Once the area is numb, we will place a small needle inside your vein. Next, we inject the sclerosing agent into the problem vein.
The sclerosing agent works by significantly irritating the walls of the blood vessel. As the blood vessel walls swell, they cause the vein to close, cutting off blood flow and sending the blood into other healthier veins. Over time, the vein will completely die, form into scar tissue, and be reabsorbed by the body. While it may take a couple of months for you to see full results, you will eventually see the problem vein fade completely from the skin.
While the problem vein will no longer cause you problems in the future, you may see other new veins crop up visibly on your skin over time. You can mitigate this by making some lifestyle changes, such as exercising frequently and wearing compression stockings whenever possible to help blood flow back to the heart more easily.
There is no reason for you to live with visible vein lines on your face, legs, or anywhere else. With a series of simple sclerotherapy treatments, you can get rid of these veins forever. Contact us at The Vein Center clinic today to find out how you can experience skin freedom. Schedule a consultation with our team in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina!