If you live in Cincinnati, Ohio and are suffering from varicose veins and spider veins, you are in luck. Here at Rejuveination, we can treat your ropey and painful veins to be removed for good with sclerotherapy. Varicose veins and spider veins may not be a serious health issue at first, but spider veins may cover large areas of your legs and make it embarrassing to wear certain clothing especially during warm weather. Varicose veins can develop into a serious condition if they are not treated.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment that has been used for decades to treat unwanted veins. It is safe and effective and the vein will not return. It is done for both cosmetic and therapeutic reasons. The treatment may remove the symptoms that are caused by varicose and spider veins such as swelling and a burning sensation.
When you talk to our Cincinnati vein specialist, your veins will be evaluated and checked for any other blood vessel disease. The doctor will want to know your medical history, including any medical conditions such as heart disease or a past history of blood clots. You should mention any medications or dietary supplements you take and if you have any allergies.
The day before your treatment, don’t shave your legs or apply any lotion. When you come to our clinic, wear loose-fitting clothing so your legs are easily exposed. The procedure is done in our office and does not require anesthesia. Depending on the number of veins to be treated, the procedure may take an hour or less.
If treatments are necessary,and you do decide to get injection treatments, a saline solution can be used. This liquid irritates the wall of the vein and makes it seal shut. The blood will naturally flow through healthy veins. Once the vein is closed and useless, the body will gradually absorb it until it disappears. Our specialist may ask you to walk around after the treatment and wear compression stockings for a few weeks.
Once the affected vein is gone, it will not return. However, if your lifestyle is part of the reason the varicose or spider veins developed in the first place, you may need to make some changes. For example, if you sit for long periods of time at work, you should stand up and walk around for a few minutes every hour. If you stand for long periods at work, you should sit with your feet raised for a few minutes throughout the day. Long hours of sitting and standing as well as obesity can make your heart and veins work harder to get the blood up your legs and back to your heart. Exercise is another way to keep the blood flowing.