What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy or veins removal is a popular method for eliminating spider veins that utilizes various solutions, called sclerosing agents, which are injected into the veins. Various sclerosing agents are available in the USA and administrated for us in our Miami locations Doctor Velilla will discuss the various agents with you and chose which one is best suited to your needs. Together, spider veins and varicose veins affect approximately 80 million people in the United States each year.
Where are the spider veins?
Spider veins are most commonly located on the face and legs. In contrast, varicose veins tend to be localized on the backside of the calf or along the inside of the leg. Although physicians do not fully understand the cause of spider and varicose veins, they do attribute factors such as genetics, weight gain, and hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy, birth control pills, and hormone replacement therapy, as well as sitting or standing for extended periods of time. In addition to being unsightly, some types of spider and varicose veins can be associated with varying degrees of pain and discomfort, and in some instances, more serious medical conditions.I
Is it safe?
As the most common treatment option available, sclerotherapy is a safe, effective, nearly painless procedure used to treat spider veins and varicose veins on the body.
How does it work?
During the veins removal process, our Doctors in Miami will injected a chemical solution known as a sclerosing agent is injected at several points along spider and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy is commonly performed with a concentrated saline solution, although other chemical solutions or special foam may be used as well. The agent irritates the lining of the veins, which in combination w with compression after treatment causes the vein walls to collapse. Over time, the veins will be absorbed by the body, restoring a smoother, more youthful appearance. Like other vein removal therapy, multiple treatments are usually required to achieve the desired results, but sclerotherapy can reduce the appearance of most spider veins and some small varicose veins significantly.
What about surgery?
Also if your varicose veins are big and needs to be removal by surgical intervention, we can help you! The procedure is done under local anesthesia, with very small skin incision. Because is an ambulatory procedure you will be working or returning to your normal life the next day after surgery.
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