Varicose veins, spider veins, and even just overly large bulging veins can all look pretty terrible on what should otherwise be our smooth, pristine skin. However, through sclerotherapy, they can be wholly treated making it so they disappear entirely. In this procedure, the veins are injected with a chemical foam that closes them up. The body then reabsorbs that vein tissue and those unsightly veins are gone forever. Not only will soreness of varicose veins be gone and the discoloration of spider veins, but you won’t even have the pale blue shadow of a vein snaking under your skin once the re-absorption process is completed.
There are some who may be concerned about a chemical foam being injected into their body causing other complications. However, the foam used for sclerotherapy is extremely safe when used correctly by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Complications typically occur when misused and are usually localized in nature. However, even in the event of these difficulties, they are profoundly and quickly treatable with no lasting effects.
Enhances blood flow
However, anything that completely removes veins can come with a few questions. The number one question among them is — will sclerotherapy impede natural blood flow in the area? Veins are there for a reason, right?
If you, for example, remove a few bulging veins from your hands, there are often twice as many collateral veins in the area that will continue blood flow to crucial areas. Usually, we have surface veins that we can see just under the skin, but it is always the veins located deeper that are the most vital for blood flow. The only way you could impede blood flow is to damage an artery or deeper significant veins, but sclerotherapy by a board-certified plastic surgeon doesn’t deal with deep veins and arteries, it only deals with surface veins.
Reaches the arteries and deep veins
The good news is that arteries and deep veins are never an issue when it comes to affecting your skin because you never see them come close enough to the surface. Furthermore, deep veins and arteries are usually quite large and difficult to close. This is the reason sclerotherapy is done using a chemical foam to close the veins. If surface veins were as large as their deeper counterparts, it would not be possible to close them as easily.
If you have been staring at those old unsightly veins forever and have finally decided to do something about them, contact us today to see what we can do for you. Pacific Vein Care is dedicated to helping you get the beautiful body that you have always wanted, whether it comes in the form of removing those extra pounds that just won’t go away or eliminating unsightly veins.