Unwanted veins can cause you problems in a variety of ways. They can negatively affect the appearance, and they can cause health risks and symptoms at times. One of the best ways to get rid of these veins is sclerotherapy.
Varicose veins develop primarily in the legs. They can form when the blood begins to pool inside the veins and exerts too much pressure against the walls from the inside. This will cause them to enlarge and become varicose. They are frequently visible through the skin and look like blue streaks that often bulge out as well.
Blood can begin to pool when the valves inside the veins fail to function as they should. They are there to prevent the blood from going backwards in the vessels due to the pull of gravity. In essence, they are check valves that only let blood flow in one direction. When they fail, gravity can take over and cause blood to back up. This is what causes the pooling of the blood and enlargement of the vessels.
As if the appearance caused by varicose veins was not enough of an issue, they can impact a person’s health as well. People with varicose veins are at an increased risk for developing blood clots. Sometimes, these clots can be in the form of deep vein thrombosis. This is when a clot is in a vein that is located in deeper tissue. Clots there have a higher likelihood of breaking free and traveling to the lungs. When this happens, serious health problems are likely.
Symptoms associated with varicose veins include things like aching, itching, tingling and burning. People who spend a lot of time on their feet are more likely to have them, as are people who remain in a stationary position throughout the day.
If you have varicose veins and want them removed, you might want to check into sclerotherapy at our office. It is a tried and proven method for treating them. Having been used since the 1930s, it is still among the most widely used treatment methods because of its success rate. It is also fairly easy for medical professionals to perform and carries a low risk for complications.
Sclerotherapy is done when a special solution is injected into the vessels that are to be removed. The solution will thicken the blood inside and irritate the vessel walls. This will cause them to collapse and close off. They will then turn into a type of scar tissue that the body will begin to absorb. In the weeks following treatment, they will no longer be visible.
If you want a method to get rid of your unwanted veins that does not require downtime, you should ask us at South Texas Vein Institute about the benefits of sclerotherapy. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Edinburg!