Spider veins are small, dilated capillaries, usually found on the face or legs. While they are usually harmless, they can be unsightly and make you dread swimsuit season. Many people find themselves wearing pants when they know the weather says to wear shorts.
Usually brought on by extended sitting or standing, spider veins are caused when blood pools in the legs for long periods of time. Pregnancy and genetics are also primary causes. If you have spider veins, a simple, non-surgical procedure called sclerotherapy can help you to get rid of them once and for all.
Spider Veins and Varicose Veins
It’s important to note that spider veins and varicose veins are not the same condition. While spider veins are thin and flat, varicose veins are thick, ropey protrusions that stick out from the surrounding flesh.
Varicose veins can point to cardiovascular issues and may be cause for concern. Spider veins may be a precursor to varicose vein formation, but they are not the same thing.
How Sclerotherapy Works
Sclerotherapy uses a special medication that causes the capillary to collapse. As our circulatory systems are complex, the blood flow is simply rerouted through another avenue.
Cut off from the blood supply, the offending spider vein is absorbed by the body within a few days and disappears. This process can be done again and again, should more spider veins form.
The Treatment Process
Sclerotherapy is done right in the office. All of your spider veins are injected with an FDA-approved medication. The solution causes the vein to close and eventually go away. Once all of the veins are treated, you’re free to go. There are no restrictions or limitations placed on your schedule or lifestyle.
At The Vein Center, we like to combine sclerotherapy with VeinGogh™ treatments to eliminate the cause at its origin. The VeinGogh™ treatment helps the vein to be more quickly absorbed into the body.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you are embarrassed by your spider veins or are tired of using makeup to cover them, sclerotherapy can help you to get rid of them for good.
To learn more about this quick, easy and exciting therapy, schedule a consultation with The Vein Center, located in Mount Pleasant. We’d be happy to answer any questions and help you get the smooth results you want. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.