Visible superficial veins such as spider veins and varicose veins can be a source of frustration for many patients. They can cause symptoms including aching, swelling, burning sensations, and negatively impact circulation. If they are essentially prominent, they can cause patients to feel embarrassed, and want to try to cover their visible veins. Here at Defyin’ Time we offer personalized Sclerotherapy treatments, to diminish superficial veins for a smooth and clear complexion.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that is designed to alleviate symptoms and improve the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins. The process involves injecting the problem veins with a specialized medical solution, usually saline. This solution effectively irritates and kills the vein. The body then naturally eliminates the vein from the body. Sclerotherapy is most commonly performed in common areas such as the legs, but it can also safely treat small visible veins in other parts of the body.
What to Expect
Like with any medical or aesthetic treatment, an initial consultation is first performed to develop a personalized plan tailored to the needs and expectations of each patient. During sclerotherapy, a fine needle is gently inserted under the skin (much like an IV), and the chemical solution is injected into the problem vein. The solution is effective at irritating the inner lining of the vein, causing it to collapse. Within time, the collapsed vein turns into scar tissue, fading from view. This is effective at preventing blood flow through the diseased vein. The body will reroute the blood through other vessels and increase the effectiveness of blood flow through the treated area.
Following the procedure, it will be very important for the patient to wear compression stockings while the sclerosis agent is settling in. If the compression stockings are not worn it will affect the success of the treatment.
Benefits of sclerotherapy include:
- Quick treatment sessions
- Minimal downtime
- Treats symptoms associated with varicose veins
- Reduces the appearance of small, superficial veins
- Reduces visible varicosities in the lower legs
- Promotes healthy blood flow
- Increases circulation in the feet
- Reduces pain from varicosities
If you are like many of our patients experiencing discomfort from visible superficial veins, sclerotherapy is a simple and safe solution that could benefit you. Reach out to the professionals here at Defyin’ Time to learn more about this highly-effective solution. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards improved overall wellness!