Sclerotherapy is a relatively simple procedure that is used to treat varicose and spider veins. The process involves injecting a solution into the affected vein in order to cause the walls of the vein to stick together and collapse. As a result, blood can no longer flow to the vein that has been treated.
The body is a miraculous thing. It will simply send the blood elsewhere through another vein. Eventually, the treated vein will be replaced by healthy tissue and you will no longer be bothered by the appearance of your varicose or spider veins. A sclerotherapy session takes just 30-45 minutes to complete. We will likely provide you with compression garments and recommend walking regularly after receiving treatment. This will promote good circulation in your legs and aid in your healing.
Why Choose Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is one of the least invasive approaches when it comes to treating spider veins and varicose veins. It will mean a quick visit to our clinic and little, if any, downtime. You won’t have to worry about surgery or a lengthy recovery period when you choose this treatment. You’ll also have the peace of mind that comes with knowing those problem veins are going away. If left untreated, varicose veins will only get worse over time. It can get to the point that your legs ache and feel heavy. Varicose veins will bulge more, making you feel self-conscious. To remain more active and feel better about yourself, it’s best to treat your varicose veins. They will not go away on their own.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose and spider veins are the result of a faulty valve in the affected vein. The valve is supposed to close as your blood passes through the vein on the way to the heart. In a varicose vein, it doesn’t close. Blood is allowed to flow backward and creates a pool in your vein. The pool continues to grow until the vein bulges.
Is There Anything You Can Do About Varicose and Spider Veins?
You cannot make these veins disappear on your own. However, you can cut back your sodium intake and be sure to get exercise that strengthens your legs. Exercise for your legs will also make your veins stronger and improve your circulation.
Make these healthy changes in lifestyle after you have had your veins treated to reduce the risk of developing more in the future. You may find relief for existing veins as well, but you will still have to look at those bulging, rope-like veins if you don’t have them treated.
Talk to Our Team About Sclerotherapy
If your varicose or spider veins are bringing you down, it’s time to do something about them. Visit the experts at Viva Wellness Medical Group to have a consultation about sclerotherapy. You’ll be evaluated and your health history will be taken into consideration to make sure that the procedure is right for you. If you are a good candidate, you can move forward and schedule your procedure. Get ready to say goodbye to varicose veins. Contact us today at our office in San Diego to schedule your consultation and get started.