Sclerotherapy is a powerful vein treatment for spider and varicose veins. Many professionals see sclerotherapy as the best option when it comes to treating smaller veins. Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatment. It is performed by injecting a solution that serves as an irritant into the vein that is causing problems. This forces the blood that would otherwise travel through this vein to find alternate routes via healthy veins. Once the treated vein collapses, your body absorbs it. With time, the appearance of the varicose and spider veins that have been treated with sclerotherapy disappear.
In most cases, you should experience a fading of the treated vein in the weeks after the treatment. It may take a little bit more than a month before the optimal results of the treatment are seen. Depending on the size of the vein that was treated, you may need to have more than one sclerotherapy procedure performed.
There are a lot of reasons why our specialist may recommend sclerotherapy for vein treatment. The number one reason why people in the Lynchburg area have the procedure performed is because they cannot stand the way that veins, be them varicose or spider, are affecting the appearance of their legs or other body parts. Many people who have varicose veins stay away from wearing shorts and are embarrassed to go to the beach in swimwear. Once these treatments are performed and once the veins disappear, an individual has confidence again to wear shorts or to go to the beach with friends and family.
In addition to the cosmetic reasons, there are some very serious health reasons why our team may recommend sclerotherapy. Damaged veins can lead to swelling, burning, pain, and cramps during the night. It can be hard for a person with varicose veins to walk around without pain. In some extreme cases, varicose veins can lead to skin irritations and even ulcers. In these cases, vein treatment can improve overall health.
During a consultation at Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology in Forest, our experts will talk to you about all of your options regarding professional vein treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!