The condition known as spider veins is something for which many people seek treatment due to the appearance issues the condition causes. Spider veins are often visible through the skin and commonly occur on the face and legs. Fortunately, sclerotherapy has shown time and again to be a safe and effective spider vein treatment.
Spider veins occur when the small blood vessels near the surface of the skin become enlarged due to blood backing up and putting extra pressure on the vessel walls. Since they often twist and turn, resembling the legs of a spider as well as its web, people refer to them as spider veins. They are similar to varicose veins, except the condition happens in smaller veins. When seen through the skin, they can appear red, blue or purple.
Unlike varicose veins that can create the risk for other health conditions, spider veins typically cause no health risks. The main issue with them is appearance. However, this can be significant enough that it interferes with one’s ability to enjoy life due to the self-esteem issues that are often associated with the condition. Fortunately for those who are self-conscious about their spider veins, treatment options are available.
Sclerotherapy is a tried and proven method for treating spider veins that has withstood the test of time. Introduced in the 1930s, thousands upon thousands of people have been treated successfully and without complications.
Sclerotherapy is performed when a solution is injected into the veins that are targeted for removal. The solution causes the blood inside the veins to thicken and the walls of the vessel to become irritated. This causes the veins to close off and collapse. Once this happens, the tissue begins to be absorbed by the body and completely disappears from sight in a few weeks.
The procedure can be done in the comfort of our office in Hudson without the need for a hospital stay. Following this spider vein treatment, the patient can immediately resume their daily routine. In many cases, the person receiving the treatment can even drive himself or herself home.
If you are uncomfortable with the appearance of spider veins on your skin, you should have a discussion with the team at Rio Medical in Hudson. We can give you all the details you need to make an informed decision regarding whether or not to schedule spider vein treatment. Our medical professionals can tell you if sclerotherapy is right for you. If it isn’t, there are other treatment options that our team may be able to perform. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.