What is a Spider Vein?
A spider vein is a damaged vein with blood trapped in it. This happens when the circulation in a particular area of your body isn’t great, so the blood struggles to return back to the heart. It can ‘pool’ in the veins, causing a blockage within that blood vessel. This sounds like a painful and serious problem, but it’s rarely a serious medical issue. If you do suffer from serious pain, you should contact your doctor right away to get it checked out. For most people, spider veins manifest as blue marks on your skin, fanning out like a spider’s web.
Sclerotherapy for Spider Vein Treatment
Thankfully, you can undergo non-invasive treatment for spider veins. Sclerotherapy is one of the most revolutionary treatments in the cosmetic industry, offering a simple solution to this very common problem. It involves an injection, which sends a solution into the veins and forces them to close their walls. In essence, this solution is designed to make the damaged veins become irritated, jumpstarting a natural process where the vein closes off completely.
Consequently, the damaged vein will die – but this is exactly what you want! It’s completely safe, and the vein gets absorbed back into the body. As a result, you’re no longer left with the unsightly blue spider veins in that area.