Spider and varicose veins are the two common kinds of visible veins that usually develop in the legs but can be found elsewhere, like in the chest or face. Spider veins are smaller vessels that can be seen through the skin as twisting and turning weblike red, purple and blue lines. Varicose veins are more prominent and bulge out.
Most people get spider veins after a certain age, and about 20% of adults will be affected by varicose veins, too, eventually. They are generally not a health problem, but most people do not feel comfortable with their appearance. However, some people experience discomfort from varicose veins, such as pain, cramping or itching.
If you are among these individuals who are unhappy or uncomfortable because of visible veins, Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists has a solution for you. Our clinic offers a procedure called sclerotherapy, which erases the veins, so you do not have to keep covering your legs up to hide them, or living your life in pain.
The noninvasive treatment is easy, fast, safe and effective. Within two to four sessions that last less than an hour each, you will notice a significant improvement. In fact, 80% of the participants in a 2016 study on the sclerotherapy procedure reported not needing further surgery to address their symptoms.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical procedure done by injecting small amounts of a sterile solution into the veins, which irritates them, causing them to shrink and collapse into local tissue. The veins fade over three to six weeks following treatment. You will also notice a reduction in pain or other side effects from the damaged veins.
The injections are relatively painless, although you may experience mild discomfort for a minute or two. That is because the solution causes the treated vein to collapse, thus forcing blood to be rerouted through healthier veins.
It is Time You Felt Comfortable in Your Skin!
There is no sure way for you to prevent getting spider and varicose veins, but you can use sclerotherapy to erase them if they appear. The experienced estheticians at Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists would be delighted to give you the vein-less skin you desire. So, contact us immediately if you are ready to treat those veins and say goodbye to them forever.