Varicose veins affect women globally, but they don’t have to stop you from wearing your favorite cocktail dress forever. With a common, quick, and easy vein treatment known as sclerotherapy, individuals can find relief from the pain and visual appearance of spider veins.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is the most commonly used procedure for the reduction and elimination of spider veins. It involves the injection of saline and other chemicals via a tiny needle directly into the affected vein. While these injections may cause some discomfort, once the injection is finished, patients are left with no symptoms of pain and no downtime. Most sclerotherapy treatments can be concluded in as little as 15 to 30 minutes.
The therapy works by stimulating the walls of blood vessels, causing them to close in and clot. This clotting creates scar tissue, which eventually fades as any new scarring does. Once scarring subsides, varicose veins are no longer apparent.
Recovering from Sclerotherapy
Unlike other options for spider vein treatments, sclerotherapy requires no recovery time. In fact, patients can begin walking or even perform some light activity immediately after treatment. However, intense exercise, hot baths, direct sunlight, and hot compresses can cause some agitation, so they should be avoided for at least 24 hours. The results from sclerotherapy are permanent – your visible veins will disappear for good!
Choosing Sclerotherapy with Neem Medical Spa
Dr. Sandhu and our staff are highly skilled and experienced in performing sclerotherapy procedures. Here at Neem Medical Spa, we go above and beyond to make sure you’re comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. Ready to see if sclerotherapy is right for you? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more.