With warm weather comes shorts, skirts and swimsuits, but you may be missing out on some of the fun if you’re embarrassed by spider veins on your legs. These pesky veins are usually harmless but can be unattractive and may even be physically uncomfortable.
If you’re ready to have your spider veins treated in time to show off your legs in your summer wardrobe, sclerotherapy may be just the treatment for you.
Sclerotherapy works by injecting a small amount of medicine into the offending vein. This causes the vein to collapse and the veins feeding it to reroute the blood supply through other, unseen channels.
Spider veins treated this way usually don’t return. If others crop up elsewhere, they can be treated in the same manner.
This process may also be used to treat other vascular malformations; it is not ‘just’ a cosmetic procedure. Treatment time may vary.
Sclerotherapy has been practiced for many years and has very few risks.
You will be able to carry on with your normal routine immediately after receiving treatment. If your injections cause you any discomfort, you may want to ice the areas and take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
You may note some minor bruising after treatment, but they should resolve within a few days. Within weeks, your body will absorb the spider veins and leave nothing behind but unblemished skin.
Determining If Sclerotherapy is Right for You
Not everyone is a good candidate for sclerotherapy. If you have very bad varicose veins, you may need additional measures taken. Those with clotting disorders may not be good candidates. Barring those issues, nearly everyone is good general health usually has no issues receiving sclerotherapy.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re embarrassed by your spider veins and want to get rid of them, sclerotherapy may be right for you. If you’d like to discuss the possibility or you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact Guelph Medical Laser today and schedule a consultation.