If you are plagued with a fine web of spider veins running across your legs, sclerotherapy can effectively remove them. Sclerotherapy is also used in order to treat varicose veins, those twisting veins that swell and rise up under the skin. In many cases, varicose veins are only an eyesore that do not cause any discomfort.
However, in more severe cases these large, blue and purple veins can look like clumps or rope beneath the skin. They can be quite painful, causing your legs to ache all of the time. Your ankles may start to swell, along with your feet.
In some cases, varicose veins can lead to blood clots. Skin ulcers may result as well. Varicose veins are caused by defective valves in your veins that cause the blood to back up in a vein and begin to accumulate. If you are tired of looking at spider veins or varicose veins, sclerotherapy could help you.
Understanding the Sclerotherapy Procedure
Sclerotherapy is a relatively simple procedure that is used to treat problems with your veins, whether you are plagued with varicose veins or the nuisance of spider veins. The procedure will only take a brief amount of time to be completed.
Dating back to the ’30’s, sclerotherapy has passed the test over the years for successful treatment of issues with the veins. A fine needle is used to inject an irritant into the veins that have been affected. The solution affects the lining of the vein, eventually making it swell shut.
Blood is rerouted in the body to other veins as the blood begins to clot in the treated vein. Over time, the raised, discolored vein will fade away.
Is Sclerotherapy the Right Procedure for You?
If you are troubled by vein problems that have resulted in the discolored, twisting lines that run across your legs, sclerotherapy could be the answer you need.
If you have a history of blood clots, sclerotherapy may not be advised for you. You should not undergo this procedure if you are expecting. If you’re awaiting bypass surgery, your affected veins may need to be harvested for your heart procedure. Each case is unique. Only the doctor can determine if sclerotherapy is the best solution for you.
Contact Us to Learn More About Sclerotherapy
Contact Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre today to discuss the condition of your veins and your alternatives for effective treatment. After an examination and consideration of any underlying conditions or risk factors, we will be able to determine if sclerotherapy can help you.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive procedure that can spare you surgery and the embarrassment of discolored, knotted veins.