Are you sick of trying to hide your spider veins? Spider veins can not only cause a drop in self-esteem through their appearance, they can also sometimes cause physical discomforts. If your appearance is affected by the presence of spider veins and you want to look at options which will enable you to say goodbye to them, you might want to consider sclerotherapy. It is a tried and true method that has been around since the 1930s and is still widely used today. In addition, it can be done in a short amount of time which allows you to return home and go about your normal lifestyle right away.
Sclerotherapy is done by injecting a solution into the targeted veins with the use of a thin needle. The solution then causes the blood to thicken and the walls of the vessel to become irritated. This causes the vein to safely collapse. It normally takes around 30 minutes to perform sclerotherapy, depending on the number of vessels treated at one time and their size and location. Over the next few weeks the treated spider veins will disappear from view as they are absorbed by the body.
Regarding side effects following the procedure, you may experience some mild itching or redness, but this will dissipate on it’s own after one or two days. After the procedure we will ask you to wear compression stockings to help the natural healing process as your veins are absorbed. You can return to your regular activities after the procedure, but we recommend you avoid strenuous activities for a few days afterwards.
If you are seeking treatment for your problematic spider veins and are a bit nervous about some of the more modern treatment options, call our office at the Ozark Regional Vein Center today to schedule your initial consultation. Our medical team would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have about the treatment. There’s no need to try to cover up your spider veins any longer with the help of sclerotherapy!
Contact us today to make an appointment in Rogers to learn more!