To help you get rid of your varicose veins, we at Pacific Vein Care are proud to offer sclerotherapy. Varicose veins can cause a drop in self-esteem due to their appearance. But more than just the look of varicose veins, they can lead to a wide range of health problems. We encourage you to learn more about how our treatment may be able to benefit you.
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are large, twisted, bulging veins that can be seen and felt just under the skin. They are caused by a malfunction in the vein. Usually, blood in our veins moves in only one direction. But sometimes the valve that regulates this movement becomes damaged or the vein walls becomes weak. The vein is then unable to keep up the pressure to move your blood, and some of it will flow back or leak, causing the vein to becomes twisted and enlarged, and this is the ultimate cause of a varicose vein.
Beyond being a nuisance when it comes to the look of your skin, varicose veins can cause serious medical conditions, including bleeding, pain, skin ulcers, leg swelling, and even deep vein thrombosis. For both your looks and your health, it’s important that you treat your varicose veins. The best method out there for the removal of varicose veins is sclerotherapy.
The Sclerotherapy Treatment
Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for sclerotherapy, our doctor will determine through ultrasound which varicose veins to target. The solution used in this treatment irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to close and eventually become scar tissue, which will then be healed by your body.
Most people go about their day as normal right after the procedure. Other than avoiding extreme exercise, all you have to do for recovery is wear a compression stocking for about two to three weeks.
Your varicose veins can be a thing of the past with sclerotherapy at Pacific Vein Care! You’ll no longer have to worry about any health issues that are associated with varicose veins. We are conveniently located in McHenry, IL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!