Spider veins are generally harmless. In the vast majority of cases, they cause no long-term medical effects. However, these blemishes that can appear on your legs, chest and face can be embarrassing. They can actually make you want to cover up your body even in warm weather. They make your skin look old, they make your skin look sick and they detract from an otherwise attractive appearance.
The medical community is still learning why certain people get spider veins and other people can go throughout their entire life without developing the condition. Fortunately, there are some easy and very safe therapies that are available for getting rid of spider veins. Sclerotherapy is by far the most popular way to get rid of these blemishes. Sclerotherapy basically works by using an injectable solution to irritate the walls of the vein. As a result, the veins clot up, die and gradually become less visible.
Just about anyone who has visible veins that they don’t like is a good candidate for sclerotherapy. It is a very safe procedure that requires very little downtime, if any. While it does require the injection of the saline solution into your vein, it is not a surgical procedure, and so you are able to leave our office in short order to get back to your everyday life.
Some people respond to just one sclerotherapy treatment. Others may need multiple sessions in order to get the results that they want. It’s not a highly uncomfortable procedure, and it’s convenient for people with busy schedules and lifestyles.
You should consider sclerotherapy if you have started to develop spider veins. The results that come from sclerotherapy more than speak for themselves. Upward of 90 percent of the people who have this procedure done see a drastic improvement in their appearance. That being said, you will need to do continued skin maintenance in order to keep yourself looking your best.
Sclerotherapy is not the only option available for treating spider veins. There are some laser treatments that you can use, but it all depends on the situation. You can take control of your appearance and make your spider veins a thing of the past by scheduling a consultation at South Texas Vein Institute in Edinburg. Contact us today to book an appointment!