Are you struggling with small varicose veins and looking for your best option to get rid of them? If so, you might want to look into the benefits of sclerotherapy. It is a proven and effective method for getting rid of these unwanted vessels.
Varicose veins can develop when the valves that are present inside them begin to fail. These devices are there to act as one-way check valves whose purpose is to allow the blood to only flow in one direction. In this case, the direction is toward the heart and lungs. If the valves were not there, or when they fail to function properly, the blood will tend to flow backwards due to the forces of gravity. It happens more in the legs than in other parts of the body because the blood must be pumped uphill for much of the time. In addition, the leg veins are longer than most. This makes them more susceptible to the problems that can be caused by valves that no longer function properly.
When the faulty valves in the veins allow the blood to try to go backwards between beats of the heart, it will begin to pool inside the vessels. The pressure that is created as a result causes them to become larger than normal and develop into the condition known as varicose veins.
Varicose veins typically appear blue when they become visible through the skin. At times, they can cause bulges as well, making the appearance issue even worse. Many people seek treatment simply for the sake of the appearance. Others do so because they are suffering discomforts, even though not everyone with varicose veins has symptoms.
If you have varicose veins and spend much of your day on your feet, you are more likely to have the uncomfortable symptoms that can be associated with the condition. Furthermore, these symptoms will likely grow worse later in the day. Staying in a stationary position can result in discomforts as well.
Of all the methods that are in use for treating small and pre-varicose veins, sclerotherapy is the oldest. It is still widely used because it is easy to administer and has a great track record. Complications from the therapy are rare.
If you want to improve your appearance or eliminate the symptoms caused by the presence of small varicose veins, you should ask us at Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre for more details about how sclerotherapy can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Delta or Burnaby!