The presence of spider veins on your face or legs can lead you to look for ways to improve your appearance. Those unwanted lines that run under the skin’s surface can make you look older than you actually are. This is because the likelihood of developing spider veins increases with age. As a result, people naturally tend to associate their presence with the aging process whether age had anything to do with their development or not. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your spider veins, you can seek effective spider vein treatment at our clinic with ultrasound guided sclerotherapy.
If you have spider veins that you want to remove, you might want to give some serious consideration to ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. It is an improvement over a method that has been used with great success for varicose and spider vein treatment since the 1930s.
Sclerotherapy works when a solution is injected into the problem veins. This solution is typically some derivative of a salt solution that irritates the walls of the vessels, eventually causing them collapse. The vein will be destroyed as a result. Within a short period of time, it will be absorbed by the body and disappear from view.
Sclerotherapy is still a popular form of spider vein treatment because of its rate of success and minimal likelihood of complications. It does not require the patient to take any time away from work for recovery. Activity is actually encouraged after treatment in order to minimize the chances for blood clots to develop.
While doctors often locate the veins that are being treated visually, the use of ultrasound helps them make the injection more precisely. An image of the vein is displayed on a computer screen. In addition to being a valuable aid in locating the targeted vein, the ultrasound image will show the doctor how much solution has been injected and whether it has reached the proper location.
Spider veins form when the blood quits flowing through the capillaries properly. As a result, they will become enlarged to the point that they are visible through the skin. They can vary in color. Red, blue and purple are most common. Because they usually appear in groups, they are more visible than an isolated vessel here and there would be.
Unlike varicose veins, spider veins seldom produce symptoms. People typically seek therapy to have them removed to improve their appearance. In many cases, the appearance of these unwanted veins can cause a person’s self-esteem to suffer.
If you are in this situation, have a discussion with one of our specialists at Elite Vein and Hair Restoration about the benefits of spider vein treatment with ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. Contact us at any of our offices in Dearborn, Canton or Shelby Charter Township to schedule your first appointment and learn more!