If your legs are covered with spider veins and resemble a road map, you may be able to have clear legs again with sclerotherapy. If you have small to medium-sized varicose veins that are unattractive and uncomfortable, sclerotherapy may be for you. Sclerotherapy is very safe and effective and has been used since the 1930s as a treatment for varicose veins and spider veins. It is a minimally-invasive treatment that can be done in our Los Angeles office and typically takes just minutes to complete.
Varicose veins develop when the tiny valves inside the veins become weak and stop working properly. They are supposed to stop the blood from flowing back up the legs on its way to the heart, but when they fail to do this, the blood pools in the vein, causing it to bulge. Spider veins may develop near varicose veins because of pressure in the skin from the enlarged vein or because of sun exposure, injury and other reasons.
Sclerotherapy consists of an injecting a chemical directly into the varicose vein or spider vein. The chemical is usually salt water, but it can be other chemicals. The solution irritates the vein wall and prompts the vein to collapse and seal. There are many other veins that the blood can use to continue its journey to the heart. Once the affected vein is damaged and sealed, the body will gradually absorb it so it disappears.
When you meet our specialist in Los Angeles, your veins will be examined and a treatment prescribed. If you are a good candidate for sclerotherapy, you may be asked to avoid certain medications before the treatment.
After the treatment, you may be asked to wear compression stockings for a set amount of time to put pressure on the vein and help the other veins handle the extra blood. You can drive yourself home and we even recommend that you walk every day.
You don’t need to live with embarrassing veins any longer. Sclerotherapy may be the remedy for clear legs again. Make an appointment at YouthFill MD in Los Angeles, La Crescenta, or Glendale to learn more. Contact us today to book a consultation!