If you have small “pre” varicose veins that are becoming visible through the skin, you might want to consider sclerotherapy as a way of removing them. It is a safe and effective method that has withstood the test of time. It has been in use since the 1930s.
Sclerotherapy is still popular because it is a fairly easy procedure to perform. It also has minimal risks and produces few side effects. It involves the injection of a special solution into the veins that are to be removed. As the vessels react to the solution, the walls will become irritated. They will stick together and collapse as a result. The blood inside the veins will also thicken. It, along with the veins themselves, will turn into scar tissue. The body will begin to absorb this tissue, and it will disappear from view over the following weeks.
Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure for spider veins and small “pre” varicose veins that is performed in the comfort of our office. It does not require a hospital stay or a period of downtime for recovery. In fact, activity such as walking is normally encouraged following the procedure. It will help to reduce the possibility of complications.
Other smaller vessels, such as spider veins, can be effectively treated with sclerotherapy. They can develop on the face, legs or chest. While they seldom produce any kind of risk to overall health, they can impact a person’s self-esteem in a negative way. Individuals can be so bothered by their appearance that they find it difficult to forget about the presence of the vessels that are visible through their skin. Spider veins can be red, blue or purple. They also appear as fine, interwoven lines that look similar to the strands of a spider web.
Do you have small “pre” varicose veins showing through your skin? You should make an appointment with our expert at Delta Laser & Skin Care Centre in order to discuss the benefits of sclerotherapy in more detail. You may be pleasantly surprised to find out how easy it is to get rid of those unwanted veins. We have offices in both Delta and Burnaby. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started.