Although varicose veins are extremely common and usually harmless, those who have them normally consider them undesirable and wish to find some type of treatment like sclerotherapy to remove them. These veins appear as twisted, swollen veins visible just under the surface of the skin. They are most often found in the legs, but can also develop in other bodily parts. Normal veins are responsible for transporting deoxygenated blood back to the heart. Veins that are functioning normally have one-way valves that prevent the backflow of blood in the wrong direction. Varicose veins are abnormal veins with poorly functioning one-way valves. This leads to blood pooling in the vein and the characteristic sagging and twisted shape of these abnormal veins. Here at Elite Vein & Hair Restoration, we are proud to provide varicose veins treatment in the form of sclerotherapy.
Varicose veins are actually extremely common. Your risks for developing them increases if you are older, do not exercise, are obese, or have a family history of the condition. Women who are pregnant are also more likely to develop these abnormal veins. Losing weight, exercise, and elevating your legs when you are at rest can prevent these abnormal veins from growing worse. You can also avoid standing for long periods of time or wear loose clothing. If your veins are painful, we have sclerotherapy to treat them.
Varicose Veins Treatment
If you are suffering from varicose veins, you have likely begun searching for varicose veins treatment options for your condition. Sclerotherapy is a proven medical procedure that has been used for many decades to remove both varicose and spider veins. The treatment involves the use of some form of a solution that is injected into the problem vein. This solution will lead to irritation in the lining of the vein, causing it to eventually collapse. The blood that once flowed through the varicose vein will be absorbed and rerouted by neighboring blood vessels.
Candidates for Sclerotherapy
Before you undergo a sclerotherapy treatment, you will take part in an initial consultation with us so that we can make a determination if this procedure is the best choice for you and your needs. The treatment is very effective, but not for everyone.
During your sclerotherapy treatment, we will inject a solution into the problem vein using a fine needle. The procedure can be performed at our office and should only take a matter of minutes. How many veins require injections depends upon the location and size of the problem veins and your overall medical condition.
Your Initial Consultation
If you would like to determine if sclerotherapy is right for you, please feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Elite Vein & Hair Restoration! At our convenient locations in Dearborn and Canton, our friendly team of experienced professionals will be pleased to explain this varicose veins treatment in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!