Spider veins can be a major problem. While it’s true that spider veins are a blemish that can make you keep your legs covered at all times, there’s discomfort that comes with these troublesome veins as well. Your legs may itch and burn, getting worse when you are on your feet. It’s a catch-22. You are told to get out and walk to improve your symptoms, but the discomfort in your legs forces you to get off your feet as much as possible. If compression stockings and putting your feet up aren’t helping you, consider sclerotherapy.
Spider veins are the result of a defective valve in your veins. As your blood flows through your body and returns to your heart through your veins, the valves are supposed to close. This ensures that your blood will continue to flow in the right direction. When you have spider veins, the valves don’t close. The blood forms a pool, causing the spider veins to develop.
Sclerotherapy gets to the root of your problem by injecting a special solution into the vein. As the walls become irritated, the vein will actually be closed off and collapse. Your blood will flow to other veins. Eventually, your problematic vein will fade away.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive option that will cause less trauma to your body as compared to other forms of vein removal. You won’t have to look at those pesky veins anymore. Your symptoms of discomfort will gradually fade away.
After the procedure, you will be encouraged to walk regularly and wear compression stockings. In time, the stockings can go away. You won’t feel like you have to elevate your feet. You can look at your legs and feel like you can show them again. Not only will you feel better, but your self-image will improve as well.
You’ve battled with problematic veins long enough. You need to find a solution that will take away your symptoms and help you to feel good about the way your legs look. Make an appointment at Skin Boutique in Birmingham to talk about sclerotherapy with our experts. You will be carefully evaluated to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. This is your chance to get rid of your spider veins and all of the problems that come with them. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for sclerotherapy.
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