What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that appear at the surface or close to the top of the skin.
They often appear as twisted, discolored veins that may be painful. It is common for varicose veins to cause leg aches, fatigue, calf cramps, or restless leg syndrome.
What Causes Varicose And Spider Veins?
The main cause of varicose and spider veins is hereditary. Other factors are pregnancy, trauma, and long periods of standing.
How Are Varicose And Spider Veins Treated?
Through a procedure called Sclerotherapy, both spider veins and superficial varicose veins can be treated. Sclerotherapy is a technique in which a very fine needle is used to inject an FDA approved solution into the veins. The treatment feels like a small mosquito bite. The medication causes a mild, controlled reaction which results in the vein walls shrinking and ultimately closing.
What Happens During The Sclerotherapy Procedure?
Every single procedure is personalized for you. Individualized therapy is performed according to the tone of your skin, size of your veins and the state of your illness by using the most advanced type of treatment now available. All of this contributes to the unsurpassed results that have been given to thousands of patients for years.
We now have the newest technology in Sclerotherapy Treatment, The Luminetx VeinViewer®, which allows us to identify the feeder vein and effectively decrease the number of injections and side effects.
Because many of the veins are interconnected, one injection can eliminate several veins at a time. When the vein is completely closed, the blood cannot flow through it. Thus, the blood finds its way to better, healthier veins and circulation is greatly improved.
What Happens When The Treatment Is Over?
Since the procedure is completely non-surgical there is no long recovery period. Our patients may resume their normal daily activities immediately
Will Sclerotherapy Prevent Veins From Reoccurring?
Sclerotherapy does not prevent new veins from appearing. It only treats veins that already exist.