Spider and varicose veins can leave you feeling as if you have to hide your legs all the time. However, they are more than just a minor beauty inconvenience. These damaged veins can cause throbbing, itching, and swelling in the legs. It’s best that you have your spider and varicose veins treated before they turn into bigger problems. Varithena foam sclerotherapy is a unique vein treatment that has been proven to help you get rid of those unsightly spider and varicose veins.
What Causes Varicose and Spider Veins?
Spider and varicose veins have a similar cause, even though the present slightly differently. Varicose veins bulge more under the skin than spider veins, and they also appear blue in color, while spider veins usually appear red.
Both spider veins and varicose veins occur when the one-valve in the vein becomes damaged. Usually, this valve only allows blood to travel towards the heart where it gets reoxygenated. However, a damaged valve will allow blood to travel in the wrong direction where it will often pool in the vein and cause it to bulge. The weaker the vein wall gets, the more you will see it just under your skin.
While men can suffer from spider and varicose veins, women are more prone to developing spider and varicose veins. One reason for this is because the hormone estrogen plays a role in the formation of spider and varicose veins. Women who are overweight, pregnant, or take hormonal birth control have an increased risk of developing spider and varicose veins. Also, if you stand for extended periods of time or have a history of spider and varicose veins, you also have an increased risk.
Varithena Foam Sclerotherapy
Varithena foam sclerotherapy is a unique, effective procedure that is able to get rid of those unwanted spider and varicose veins. For sclerotherapy treatment, our doctor uses a specialized foam in order to break down affected veins. For the procedure, a small about of Varithena foam is inserted directly into the vein. This foam is then able to cause the vein to shut so that blood is redirected. Varithena foam sclerotherapy is different from other types of sclerotherapy as it uses a unique foam and mixture device that offers consistent results.
Who Qualifies for Varithena Foam Sclerotherapy?
Most people will make excellent candidates for Varithena foam sclerotherapy. During your initial consultation, we will take your complete medical history and discuss how Varithena foam sclerotherapy can help you. If you have a history of blood clots, are pregnant, or take hormonal birth control, then you may not make a good candidate for this treatment.
To learn more about Varithena foam sclerotherapy and how this unique procedure can help get rid of your spider and varicose veins, come visit Pacific Vein Care in McHenry, IL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!