Millions of women are bothered by spider veins – those small yet unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles. In fact, it’s estimated that at least half of the adult female population is plagued with this common cosmetic problem.
If so, don’t feel embarrassed; this is a condition that affects millions of women worldwide. The great news is, this condition is treatable with a procedure called Sclerotherapy. At Beleza MedSpa we have helped hundreds of women in Austin, TX with Sclerotherapy Austin.
Sclerotherapy is a good way to treat varicose and spider veins, as up to 80% of the veins injected can be eliminated. This procedure helps the problem veins inside your body. Usually, sclerotherapy can help relieve symptoms associated with enlarged veins and prevent further complications.
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A special sclerosing solution is injected into the diseased vein, which then collapses and is gradually absorbed by the body in a matter of about three weeks. If the veins are exceptionally large, the process may take as long as a few months.
The procedure will last about 20 minutes. During this time, the solution is injected using a very small needle, which may cause cramping for a minute or two. By the end of the treatment program, the veins are less visible on the skin surface.
An accepted medical practice since 1930, this procedure is very well-proven and backed by scientific evidence.
A minimum of two to three sclerotherapy treatments are usually needed, depending on the severity of your condition. If you have only a small problem area, a single treatment may help remedy the problem.
The injection can be a bit uncomfortable as the solution works its way into the vein. This will cause cramping, especially in bigger veins. Luckily, the cramping won’t last more than a few minutes, and you won’t feel any pain afterward.
Anyone who has varicose or spider veins is a good candidate for the procedure. It’s not recommended for those who are pregnant or nursing, or if you can’t leave your bed on a regular basis. Larger varicose veins will require alternate treatments.
Immediately following treatment, you’ll be able to drive yourself home and even return to work. Initially, you’ll be asked to wear support hosiery to help the vessels that have just been treated. You should also avoid hot baths and sunlight for a few days.