As we age, certain factors take a toll on our appearance. Genetics certainly play a role, but did you know that sun exposure, lifestyle factors, pregnancy, weight gain, and even minor injuries can cause visible veins to form on your legs? Even hormones can play a role in the development of spider veins. We could spend time blaming grandma for this unwanted inheritance, but why don’t we focus on getting rid of them instead?
Spider veins, also known as telangiectasia, are usually found just beneath your skin’s surface and can be red, blue, or purple in color. If you are female, smoke, stand a lot, or nearing your golden years, you are at a higher risk of seeing these veins pop out. You could elevate your legs and wear compression stockings, or even opt for surgery. However, if you’re tired of looking at those unpleasant squiggly veins on your lower half, there may be a faster, easier solution to treat your spider veins and get your confidence back: Sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a small amount of treatment solution carefully into the affected veins. This causes them to swell slightly and close off the vein completely. Once the injection is administered, the veins can no longer carry blood so you will no longer see the vein beneath your skin. In a double-blind study, patients 18-70 years old were treated with sclerotherapy for small, uncomplicated spider veins, and more than 85% were satisfied with the results.
A treatment session usually lasts about 15 minutes, and you may start seeing improvement in the appearance of your veins immediately after treatment. It just feels like a small pinch from the tiny needle so there no need for any type of numbing. Multiple treatment sessions may be needed for optimal results.
If you are ready to be rid of your spider veins, schedule your sclerotherapy treatment today.