Due to aging and poor circulation, tiny, dark clusters of spider veins can become visible below the skin surface. In addition to being unattractive, individuals who experience spider veins and varicose veins may also experience symptoms such as heaviness, tiredness, and pain. Sclerotherapy at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre can be a great option for individuals who are looking to eliminate spider veins and “pre” varicose veins.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical alternative for treating spider veins. It is minimally-invasive, requiring only a small needle to inject a medicated solution into the affected veins. More extensive options for treating these problems can require incisions, downtime, and may leave a person with scarring on their legs.
What Can I Expect?
When you visit our office for treatment, we will begin by cleaning the area that will be injected. Then we will use a very thin needle to inject a solution into the veins that will be targeted. This special solution is designed to make the veins close. Once the solution is injected, the veins collapse and the blood is forced to find other routes through healthier veins.
Over time, the veins will be absorbed into surrounding tissue. Some individuals are able to experience results within just a couple of weeks. Other people may not see results for several months after the treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate?
When you come into our office for your first consultation, we will closely examine your skin and the veins you would like to have treated. We will also ask about your medical history to be sure that you do not have any serious health issues that would negatively affect the sclerotherapy treatment. Individuals who make good candidates for this treatment are typically people who enjoy relatively good health and do not have any serious health issues that would be exacerbated by the treatment.
Most of our patients who are interested in sclerotherapy are interested in this treatment for cosmetic reasons. Having visible veins can cause self-consciousness and avoiding clothing or situations that may expose your legs. Other individuals are interested in the relief they can experience from uncomfortable symptoms that can result from spider veins. It is most common for individuals who have these problems to experience aching, swelling, and burning in their legs. Depending on the severity of their spider veins, they may even experience night cramps.
Sclerotherapy is a noninvasive treatment that can help you get rid of spider veins. It can restore your confidence in your appearance and help you get rid of uncomfortable symptoms. Contact Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre today to schedule a consultation.