If you have spider veins on your legs, you might not want to wear clothing that reveals what your legs look like. A treatment that’s available that will give you the confidence you need to show off your legs by treating spider veins is sclerotherapy. The treatment can usually be performed in the comfort of our office without the need for extensive downtime for healing. Sclerotherapy is also used to treat varicose veins.
A qualified professional will examine your legs and check your vital signs to determine if your cardiovascular system can handle the medications and to ensure that there are no issues with your blood flow. Once this professional has approved you for the treatment, then a customized treatment plan can be created.
During the actual treatment, the specialist will inject a solution into the vein that will collapse the vein over time. Once the vein has collapsed, you won’t be able to see it underneath your skin any longer. It usually takes multiple weeks for the veins to completely fade away. For veins that are a bit more prominent than others or for multiple veins that need to be treated, multiple treatments might be needed.
Sclerotherapy is often used for cosmetic reasons instead of health reasons as the veins that are treated usually don’t pose any kind of health risk. However, if you have several varicose or spider veins, they can become painful over time or result in night cramps. You might experience a minor burning sensation as well. There are very few risks associated with the procedure.
We will want to know about your medical history before sclerotherapy is performed. You need to let us know about any blood clots that you have had in the past or if there are any medications that you take that could result in side effects.
Learn more about how sclerotherapy can treat your veins by reaching out to our team at Pacific Vein Care. During a consultation at our office in McHenry, we can discuss the benefits that the treatment offers, as well as whether or not you qualify for the procedure. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!