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05 29 2020

Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins

Varicose veins, commonly known as spider veins, is a common condition where veins are swollen, enlarged, and often twisted. They appear when vascular valves in the veins don’t work properly and allow blood to pool or flow in the wrong direction. This leads to their dark blue or purple color. The condition is also present in approximately 1 in 4 Americans, leading many to consider their options for treatment. However, one of the premier methods of tackling spider veins is now more accessible than ever, and it is sclerotherapy. The technique has been around since the 19th century but over the decades, the practice has taken on various improvements. It focuses on shrinking the enlarged blood vessels by injecting a sclerosant, a specialized solution engineered for the treatment.

Sclerotherapy is one of the best options for varicose veins since the results are very successful. The patient will typically lie on their backs during the procedure and the medical professional will begin by cleansing the area with alcohol. Next, the solution is injected into the selected veins and the process is initiated. The sclerosant works by irritating the lining of the blood vessel in order to cause local swelling and block blood flow. This eventually turns the enlarged veins into scar tissue and it eventually fades away. After receiving the therapy, smaller veins can begin to show changes within three to six weeks. The larger veins may take a few months and multiple sessions to get the desired results. All of this is very popular since the procedure is minimally-invasive and cost-effective. Some sclerosants also contain minor anesthetics for the comfort and convenience of the patient. This proves it to be a strong alternative to other operations like vein ligation and vein stripping since they’re more invasive for the patient.

Overall, a session of sclerotherapy generally takes less than one hour to complete. Many are looking towards this outstanding treatment to change their lives. If you suffer from spider veins, sclerotherapy at the Medical Aesthetic Center in New Jersey, may be the solution for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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