Seeing varicose veins on your legs doesn’t mean that you have to hide underneath clothing. A solution for these veins is sclerotherapy. The treatment is commonly used for those who have these unattractive veins and want to get rid of them for cosmetic reasons as the veins usually don’t pose a health risk. The procedure is usually performed in the comfort of our office with no anesthesia required. It’s a procedure that should not take very much time to complete depending on how many veins are treated at one time.
During the procedure, special techniques are used to inject a solution into the veins that will be treated. Aside from the cosmetic benefits of sclerotherapy, you might notice a decrease in burning sensations and cramping in your legs once the veins collapse as that’s what the solution will cause them to do over the course of the following weeks. Although one treatment will usually eliminate over half of the varicose vein, you might need multiple treatments in order to see complete results. It all depends on the unique case.
We will check your vital signs and review your medical history to ensure that you’re healthy enough to have the procedure performed. You need to let us know if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding or if you’re taking any kind of blood thinners. Avoid putting any kind of lotion on your legs before your appointment, and it’s also a good idea to wear comfortable clothing, such as shorts or a dress, if you’re a woman.
In the days that follow the sclerotherapy treatment, the solution will cause the vein to collapse and be absorbed into the tissues. After multiple weeks, they tend to disappear completely. The procedure is performed to improve the look of your legs so that you feel comfortable wearing clothes and confident in your overall appearance. It’s a procedure that can enhance your self-esteem and give you the courage to want to do more to enhance your appearance over time.
Learn more about how to eliminate varicose veins via sclerotherapy by speaking with our professional at Defyin’ Time in Mount Pleasant. Contact us today to book your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!