Spider veins are so named after their branching like structure that gives the impression of a ropey web like formation under the skin. They are generally smaller veins, and they typically appear on the face and legs. Like varicose veins, spider veins can be discolored, itchy or even painful. If your condition reaches a point where the spider veins become bothersome or painful, we here at Rejuveination located in Cincinnati can help. With effective sclerotherapy, you can diminish your unwanted spider veins.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work
Sclerotherapy is used to address spider and varicose vein issues. When you make an appointment with your doctor to address the problem of spider veins, you can learn that this is a simple in-office procedure. The same is true when sclerotherapy is used for the removal of varicose veins too. If your spider veins are on your legs, then you will want to wear loose, comfortable clothes or shorts. This can make it more simple to be able to get to the spot where the spider vein formation resides. After cleaning the area of the spider veins, a solution is then gently injected into the spider veins with a small needle. This solution will enter the spider veins and begin a process of scarring and swelling that will close the veins off and prevent blood from being able to flow through them. Once the procedure is over, the spider veins will begin the process of dying off and being absorbed into the body. This can take a few weeks before you notice that your spider veins have disappeared. From the moment that these smaller veins have been blocked off, the blood in your body will be directed through a different pathway in order to get around the blockage and make its way back to the heart.
The Recovery Phase
Once the procedure is over, you will likely be able to return to doing most of your regular tasks without there being a problem. Your doctor will typically ask that you do not engage in strenuous work or lifting for a couple of weeks to give your body time to heal more completely. If you happen to work a job that does not require you to do much physical labor, then you should be able to return to work after the procedure is finished—provided you are feeling okay to do so.
If you are in the Cincinnati area and are dealing with unwanted spider veins, you no longer have to. Reach out to us here at Rejuveination to learn more about our effective treatments. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!