Nobody wants to discover varicose veins or spider veins. These red, blue or purple collections of tiny veins usually occur in the legs, in the case of varicose veins. However, spider veins can also appear on the face and other areas. They are so named because they make a web-like pattern visible underneath the skin. While these veins are not a health issue, they are unpleasant to look at and are sometimes painful. Fortunately, there is a very easy way to get rid of your varicose veins or spider veins, namely, sclerotherapy.
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a simple, non-surgical method of making those unwanted varicose veins and spider veins disappear. It involves the injection of a sclerosant into the unwanted vein, which causes the vein to swell up, cutting off the blood flow to the vein, which shrinks it and causes it to collapse.
Am I a Good Candidate for Sclerotherapy?
If you are suffering from varicose veins or spider veins, sclerotherapy is a great way to get rid of them without an invasive procedure. A simple injection can dramatically reduce the appearance of these veins. Depending on the number of veins you have and the severity of the problem, you may need several treatments, but with the right number, you should see your spider vein problem fade.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Wendy Brown, RN identifies the location of the vein you want to collapse, cleans the area and then injects the solution into the vein. You may feel a tingling at the injection site, though some patients feel nothing at all. She will then massage the area to prevent blood from coming back in. For varicose veins in the legs, you will be given a compression garment and activity instructions to prevent blood clots and make sure the veins collapse. Other than some possible tenderness at the injection site, there is no real downtime for this procedure.
Aspire Skin + Wellness for Sclerotherapy in Akron, Ohio
At Aspire Skin + Wellness, we want you to love who you see in the mirror. For sclerotherapy treatments administered by a caring, experienced professional in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, contact Masin. Call us at 330-703-1880 or fill out our appointment form below to schedule your consultation.