How can I get rid of spider or varicose veins?

If you’ve had to deal with unsightly spider veins or unsightly and painful varicose veins, then you may be considering your options for treatment. Read on to learn about a safe and effective procedure that can remove these veins and get you back to work and your regular activities.

What are spider veins and varicose veins?

Spider veins are tiny veins that appear as red, blue or purple in color in a web-like appearance just under the surface of the skin on the face or legs. They sometimes present with pain and can itch or burn, but they’re often a cosmetic concern. Varicose veins are large, swollen veins that have a green or blue color. These rope-like veins are often raised under the skin’s surface and can be tender to the touch. Many patients say it feels like aches or cramps.

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that successfully treats varicose and spider veins. This treatment involves injecting a saline solution into the diseased veins, irritating the wall of the veins, causing them to collapse. The veins are then reabsorbed into the body, while blood is rerouted to nearby healthier veins.

What is recovery like?

Most patients can return to work and their normal activities the day after the procedure. They are advised to avoid exercise and strenuous activity for at least a week. Patient have to wear compression bandages for about a week after the procedure to encourage healing. You should see immediate results but will see full results after about a month.

Am I a candidate for sclerotherapy?

If you’ve experienced pain, aching or burning from your varicose or spider veins, you would be a candidate for this procedure. Patients also complain of swelling or redness at the site of the diseased veins, cramping of the legs, scaly or dry skin, discolored skin, and discomfort after sitting or standing for too long.

You don’t have to suffer from unattractive and painful spider veins and varicose veins. To see if you are a candidate for sclerotherapy, call 425-455-2131 today for a consultation.

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