You may be getting older, but this is not necessarily what is causing your varicose and/or spider veins. When it comes to how blood is flowing through your body, various things can lead to vein problems where the blood pools or the valves in your veins are not strong enough to prevent the blood moving back to the heart, against the force of gravity, from flowing backwards to some degree. When this happens, your veins can become achy, swell and present themselves as visible lines in your skin. This can become a problem because you may feel awkward about showing off your legs or those areas of your face where spider veins are most likely to be noticed. Fortunately, it is possible to get rid of varicose and spider veins. One method being used to achieve this goal is a procedure called sclerotherapy.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
If you are interested in having your varicose and/or spider veins removed using sclerotherapy, you are probably wondering what the treatment involves. During the procedure, which is performed in the comfort of our office, a special fluid is injected into the treatment area. This solution irritates the inside of the vein. The vein then begins to scar up on the inside. This action continues until blood is no longer able to pass through the blood vessel. With the vein being closed off, it starts to die and break down over time. Eventually, your body fully absorbs and completely removes the treated blood vessel(s).
After the procedure is over, we will likely recommend that you do not engage in any overly strenuous activities. However, you should be able to return to doing most normal activities the same day. This is good news because it means that you will not be forced to completely change your schedule in order to have the treatment done. The procedure is known to be simple and convenient, even for those with busy lifestyles.
If you would like to address your varicose and/or spider veins, then now may be the time to get in touch with our team at DermaNuva Skin & Health Care for an appointment. With sclerotherapy, you could get rid of your problematic veins sooner than you might have thought. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Olds. We look forward to speaking with you!