Since varicose and spider veins tend to be hereditary, you’ve likely seen them on relatives if you’ve noticed them developing on yourself. As you see them on your relatives, you realize that sooner or later you’re going to be battling with them. Maybe you are already starting to see the first telltale signs of spider veins, or maybe they have already become a full-blown challenge. If so, take heart and know that you can eliminate spider veins with sclerotherapy.
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a procedure that involves injecting a solution into the offending vein with the goal of improving the cosmetic appearance of your problem veins. In addition to addressing the cosmetic aspects of spider veins, this procedure can also help you with the connected symptoms, such as swelling, pain and cramping. With each session, you will see the vast majority of the treated veins begin to disappear.
Allergies, irritations or medications that you are taking should be discussed with us prior to your treatment. This includes any vitamins or supplements you may regularly take, including aspirin. Our specialist may encourage you to stay away from aspirin in the days prior to your treatment. The same is true of blood thinners.
When the day comes for your sclerotherapy treatment, it’s recommended that you leave jewelry at home, that you wear comfortable clothing, and that you bring a pair of shorts to wear during the procedure.
What to Expect
During the procedure, our doctor will inject a solution into the targeted vein. With time, the walls of the vein will collapse and eventually be absorbed into your body. Sclerotherapy focuses on addressing the cosmetic issues of spider veins as well as some of the symptoms.
This outpatient procedure is performed right here in our office. The number of veins that our doctor will be able to treat during one visit will vary depending on factors such as how many spider veins you have, where they are located and how big they are. Treatment time is quick; you should expect your procedure to last no more than one hour.
If you are tired of dealing with spider veins, the time-tested and proven sclerotherapy procedure provided at Rejuveination may be right for you. Contact our office in Cincinnati to schedule your first appointment and learn more.