Spider veins are a real nuisance. You can’t stand to see those blue, wiggly lines marring the surface of your skin. When you see them start to crop up on your legs, all you want to do is wear pants for the rest of your life. There is no need to go to such extremes. You do not need to cover your legs forever.
You can find a simple solution for this common problem that affects both men and women, especially as you get older. Sclerotherapy is a popular procedure for spider vein removal, allowing you to breathe easily again.
How Can Sclerotherapy Take Care of Your Spider Veins?
Sclerotherapy is an easy, outpatient procedure. You’ll come into our office for a brief treatment. Our medical professional will locate your spider veins and prepare an injection of medication that works as an irritant. When injected into your spider veins, it irritates the cells that line the inside of your vein and causes the vein to clot, eventually closing up completely. Blood can no longer work its way through your treated veins. In time, the vein will fade away from sight and healthy tissue will replace it.
What Do You Need to Do After Sclerotherapy?
Once your procedure is done, our experts will make sure that you wear compression stockings. These stockings are intended to get your blood flowing more effectively through your veins. You’ll also be advised to go for a short walk for about twenty minutes or so.
In the days that follow, continue to walk for the best possible results. You should wear your stockings for at least three days, all of the time. After that, you may be able to wear them during the day for a few weeks. In time, you’ll finally see the results of your procedure when your spider veins disappear.
How Can You Avoid More Spider Veins in the Future?
To keep those spider veins away, you need to be active. Try forms of exercise that will keep your legs strong, such as biking, hiking and walking. When your legs are in good shape, your veins will be in better shape too. You will be less likely to see spider veins make another appearance.
If you are overweight, trim back those extra pounds. Carrying extra weight puts more pressure on your veins. You can also try cutting back the amount of salt that you have in your daily diet to keep your circulatory system in tiptop shape.
Talk to Our Experts About Spider Vein Removal
Stop worrying about your spider veins and take action. Make an appointment to discuss your spider vein removal options with our medical professionals at Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center in Oklahoma City. You’ll be able to ask questions and learn more about what you can expect. Our medical experts will examine you and review your health history to find the best treatment option for you. Sclerotherapy and laser vein treatment are both non-surgical options that can give you the results you want to see. Contact us today to book your consultation.