If you are suffering from spider veins, it may be difficult to know what to do about these blemishes. They may seem more like an annoyance than a condition, but the truth is that they can make you very reluctant to show your legs in any outfit. There is no reason to avoid a swimsuit this summer, however, because sclerotherapy may be just the treatment you need for spider vein removal. Let’s take a closer look at this procedure and how it can restore that youthful look to your legs.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is an outpatient medical procedure that is generally performed by a certified medical professional to collapse the blood vessels that are causing the red lines that crisscross your legs. It works by injecting a solution directly into the spider vein. The solution makes the blood vessel eventually collapse into scar tissue that is the same shade as the surrounding skin and remarkably less noticeable than the spider vein. In time, the vein fades and can leave no trace that the spider veins were ever there.
What is a Sclerotherapy Procedure Like?
How the procedure will feel is a concern for virtually all patients undergoing sclerotherapy for the first time. It is not a lengthy procedure and is performed in the comfort of our office. Most patients tolerate the procedure very well. Recovery from this procedure is relatively simple, short and uneventful.
Do you want to kiss your spider veins goodbye and say hello to legs that are free of these pesky veins? We can help you with that goal. Pacific Vein Care offers minimally-invasive procedures in McHenry that can treat your spider veins in a safe and reliable way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get more information on our sclerotherapy procedures and how they can help you.