When you stand for hours and hours each week, this workplace factor of standing most of the time can place a lot of pressure on the blood vessels trying to push blood back to the heart in opposition to the downward pull of gravity. As a result of doing this for a long time, like for many years, this will cause the valves in the veins to become weak and incompetent. Incompetent veins will allow blood to backflow against the upward motion of blood trying to move through the veins back to the heart. Over time, this blood vessel incompetence gets worse, and before they know it, the blood vessels start to swell and show themselves as tactile structures below the skin. Fortunately, procedures like sclerotherapy are easy to perform to get rid of varicose and spider veins, and patients love it.
The Sclerotherapy Procedure Works
One of the reasons patients love sclerotherapy is because it works so well to get rid of varicose and spider veins. Basically, a qualified professional introduces a liquid substance into the blood vessel that works to help it collapse. Over time, this collapsed vein is absorbed by the body.
Where Does the Blood Go?
Another reason patients love sclerotherapy is because it is quite safe for most patients who receive it. You might be wondering where the blood goes after it can no longer use the removed vessel to direct blood back to the heart. Fortunately for your body, you have more than a single blood vessel for blood to travel through as it makes its way back to the heart. Consequently, removing your varicose and spider veins should not have a huge impact on blood’s ability to get where it needs to go.
Low Recovery Time
You might expect that you are going to be put on bed rest or something after having a varicose vein or spider vein treated. But, in reality, most people can return to work the very same day. We advise you not to engage in overly strenuous activities for the next week or so until you have had time to heal. If you would like to join patients who love sclerotherapy, please reach out and make an appointment with Ozark Regional Vein Center! At our convenient location in Rogers, AK, our caring and experienced professionals will be pleased to explain this process in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!