You may have any number of cosmetic complaints that exist throughout your body. On your feet and lower legs, most of your cosmetic issues are related to your veins. It’s highly common for circulation to be poor in the lower regions of your body, which can lead to a whole host of venous issues. While most of these aren’t harmful, it doesn’t stop them from looking unsightly. Amongst the different problems you can have, spider veins are regularly a complaint from many of our patients.
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.
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
This treatment has become very popular as it allows patients to remove spider veins without needing any surgical procedures. A small injection is all that’s needed, and it’s relatively painless. You don’t even notice the solution working its magic, so you don’t have to worry about painful side effects. After a few appointments, the spider veins will be gone!
Speaking of which, it offers a natural way to remove spider veins forever. The veins get absorbed back into the body, with blood diverted to healthier vessels. Once a vein has died and been absorbed, it won’t return! Therefore, it’s a permanent solution to your spider vein problem.
Am I a Candidate for Sclerotherapy?
The ideal candidate for sclerotherapy will suffer from spider veins on their feet or legs. These veins should only cause cosmetic problems, and you shouldn’t be suffering from any pain. If you are in pain, you should seek medical advice before thinking about undergoing this treatment. If you have a phobia of needles, this might mean you won’t be a great candidate for sclerotherapy. While the team at Derma-Tech does everything to keep you comfortable and calm, we understand that some phobias can be hard to get over.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about sclerotherapy? Schedule your in-person consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri today. You can fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (417) 206-4884. Serving the greater Southwest Missouri area.
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