Spider veins, those blue or purple lines that run beneath the skin, can be cause for a loss in self-confidence. They aren’t usually considered medical problems, but they certainly detract from one’s appearance. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to get rid of them. Sclerotherapy is a procedure that involves the introduction of a special solution into the veins, causing their collapse. The body takes care of the rest, closing off the veins and eventually discarding the tissue. This procedure is very simple and effective, and there is very little risk of side effects. If you live or work in or around Shelby Charter Township, you’re close to us. We will be happy to discuss your concerns about spider veins or varicose veins, and we can explain exactly how sclerotherapy can treat this common problem.
Causes of Spider Veins
Genetics plays a role, but more important are factors involving actual life experiences. Spider veins often form when veins become contracted after an injury. Standing for long periods of time each day, such as when working on an assembly line, can put stress on the leg veins and eventually cause them to splinter off into smaller vessels.
Women who have been pregnant are also more susceptible to spider vein development, although the reasons for this aren’t entirely clear. We do know that there’s a definite connection between women’s hormonal balance and the development of spider veins. Weight fluctuation is also connected to the development of these tiny, branching veins near the skin surface.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is performed by injecting a solution into the veins. The inside of the vein constricts and eventually collapses into a tiny tube through which blood cannot flow. This doesn’t happen immediately after the sclerosing solution has been injected. It happens over time, and this is a good thing because the body has time to redirect the blood flow before the spider veins become too small.
We perform this treatment in the comfort of our office in Shelby Charter Township. If several branched veins are being treated, we will need to inject the solution in several different places. The spider vein will fade from view over the following months.
After treatment, we may suggest that the client wear compression stockings for a time, and we may also suggest changes in diet or the exercise routine. In most cases, the spider vein will never redevelop, which is exactly what the client wants to hear.
No More Spider Veins
You can indeed get rid of problematic veins for good. Get in touch with us at Elite Vein & Hair Restoration, with offices in Dearborn, Canton, and Sterling Heights, to find out how. Sclerotherapy is a very simple, minimally-invasive treatment. We serve the entire Shelby Charter Township and surrounding regions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!