Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins in Rogers, AR
Get back into your shorts and show off your legs – with confidence
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for the removal of spider veins and smaller varicose veins.
These are small, thread-like veins that are most often seen on the surface of the skin. Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are found most commonly on the thighs or lower legs of women. They are hereditary, frequently occur in the legs and appear as dark or lighter shades of blue, purple or red.
It’s estimated that at least one-third of the adult female population is troubled with this common problem. People often seek treatment for spider veins because of cosmetic concern. However, it is also common for spider veins to cause symptoms, such as aching, heaviness, itching and night cramps. Certain factors contribute to the development of spider veins, including heredity, pregnancy, hormonal factors, weight gain, jobs or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing, and trauma.
Treatment options include:
This is an in-office procedure where veins are injected with a solution, using small needles, which causes them to collapse and fade from view. The procedure typically improves not only the cosmetic appearance but associated symptoms as well. The Injection Sclerotherapy procedure normally takes about 30 minutes, depending on how many spider veins are treated. Since the injection needle is so small, patients often feel little pain and do not require any anesthesia. Because there are many veins in the leg, the blood that would have flowed through these vanquished spider veins simply flows through other healthy veins after the procedure. The loss of the diseased vein is not a problem for the circulatory system.