Most women don’t think twice about spider veins until they look down to see the unmistakable blue-purple lines running across their legs. Unfortunately, age has a tendency to bring this issue to the surface, literally, due to dilated superficial blood vessels that become too visible. The good news is that, thanks to modern technology, you aren’t stuck with your spider veins! Sclerotherapy is a quick and simple treatment that will make your spider veins disappear and restore your confidence to wear shorts and skirts.
Why Do Spider Veins Exist?
Spider veins can be easily recognized as the small red and purple blood vessels that twist and turn directly under the skin, particularly on the legs. Though there isn’t always a rhyme or reason for the appearance of spider veins, many people have linked them with pregnancy, menopause, and occupations that require excessive standing. Of course, heredity can always be to blame as well.
It is believed that spider veins form when the one-way valves that keep blood moving to the heart become defective. If the one-way valves fail, blood can backflow within the veins and cause pooling, in turn creating spider veins. Though spider veins are not a health threat and usually don’t cause any pain, they are hated by most women because they are seen as unattractive.
Sclerotherapy Banishes Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy is incredibly simple yet effective. Your doctor at Midwest Aesthetics Center in Kansas City, MO will inject a salt solution directly into your unwanted spider veins. The solution will irritate the lining of the blood vessel, which will swell, clot, turn into scar tissue, and fade from sight. Blood will be rerouted through healthier veins, and your skin will look flawless!
It usually takes about three to six sclerotherapy sessions to set the stage for successful results, which become visible over the course of one or two months. There’s no downtime associated with sclerotherapy, but you will need to wear compression stockings after treatment to maintain pressure on the treated areas. Call Midwest Aesthetic Center now at (913) 327-7175 to make your appointment and wish your spider veins goodbye.