If you have spider veins or other problematic veins you are probably wondering how best to get rid of them. There are several treatments available, but one of the most effective and successful treatments is sclerotherapy. This non-surgical vein treatment is safe and convenient.
For sclerotherapy, a sclerosant chemical is injected into the veins to seal off the vein. It will eventually be absorbed by the body and disappear. In the past, sclerotherapy has been especially successful in treating smaller varicose veins and spider veins on the legs. It may also be used along with other vein treatments. Several treatments may be needed and for a few days after the procedure, you may have to wear compression stockings.
Sclerotherapy has the advantage of being faster and more effective than other treatments. For people with darker skin, sclerotherapy may not cause any discoloration. General anesthesia is not needed and there is very little or no recovery time.
It is not known why the walls of the veins stretch and the valves weaken but there are a number of factors that may lead to problematic veins, such as:
- Long hours of standing
- Being female
- Being pregnant
- Older age
One of the biggest benefits of sclerotherapy is the fact that the treatment is so convenient. No longer do spider veins require invasive vein stripping methods to be removed thanks to this innovative treatment option.
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical spider vein treatment that can remove your veins permanently. When you talk to our specialist at Mira Aesthetic Medical Center in Costa Mesa, you can learn if you are a good candidate for the treatment, as well as what kind of results you can expect. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!