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Sclerotherapy: Say “Goodbye” To Spider Veins

Did you know that more than 40% of women report experiencing at least one form of problematic veins in their legs?

So if you’ve noticed tiny, red or purple-blue spidery or twisting veins on your legs, you’re not alone. While spider veins, also known as spider veins, carry very little to no health risk, they’re still considered unsightly and uncomfortable.

Around 60% of people develop spider veins at some point in their lives, leading to them feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable during beach season.

But there’s some great news for you.

Sclerotherapy is a potential and reputable treatment for spider veins — a therapeutic option that lets you finally say goodbye to bulging spider veins.

One of the reasons why sclerotherapy is popular is due to it being a minimally invasive procedure. We’ll look more closely at sclerotherapy in this blog, so continue reading if you’re ready to bid adieu to those pesky spider veins.

What Is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a low-risk procedure that treats spider veins that are twisted, bulging and look like a spider web. The treatment works best on small spider veins and is more effective on them.

How Does Sclerotherapy Work?

Sclerotherapy is a simple process that involves injecting a solution into the troubled areas on the legs. By inserting a specific solution of sodium tetradecyl sulphate (STD), the spider vein walls become irritated. The walls then become constricted and stick together and eventually disappear by collapsing inwards. One treatment of sclerotherapy usually takes an hour to complete, so it’s a very quick and easy way to get rid of spider veins.

As far as non-invasive procedures go, sclerotherapy is a great option for reducing the appearance of spider veins.

Recovery & Results

Once the procedure is complete, people are generally free to go home the same day when they’ve been checked and signed off by a healthcare professional. For a safe and efficient way to get rid of spider veins and improve how your legs look, sclerotherapy is a good way forward. Bare your legs with confidence when you say goodbye to spider veins with sclerotherapy.

Who Does Sclerotherapy Work For?

If you’re feeling bothered by the appearance of small to medium-sized spider veins, especially if they’re painful, sclerotherapy is a great way to alleviate the pain. Whether you’re young or old, sclerotherapy will work for most people suffering from spider veins. There are, however, a few things to think about. For example, if you’re pregnant or nursing, you’ll need to wait to undergo sclerotherapy until you’ve given birth or stopped breastfeeding.

Your doctor will need to see you before you undergo sclerotherapy. Your doctor will check your medical background for a history of blood clots or any other concerns or conditions. So if you’re serious about sclerotherapy, book an appointment with a doctor who’s well-versed in the treatment.

How Can Sclerotherapy Help?

Let’s face it, spider veins are not great if you want to show off your legs at a party or wear that cute swimsuit at the beach. The great news? Sclerotherapy has been around for 70 years to eliminate spider veins. So you can have the smooth, vein-free legs you’ve been dreaming about.

Don’t worry about the pain — sclerotherapy is designed to reduce any pain or discomfort brought on by the veins.

So let your self-esteem and confidence soar and feel more at ease in your own skin. The best part is that sclerotherapy is a procedure that doesn’t require too much downtime so you’ll be to normal almost immediately.

Preparing For Sclerotherapy

If you’ve definitely decided you want to go ahead with sclerotherapy, there are still a few things you should do to get prepared before you dive straight in.

Prior to attending your appointment, make sure you’re wearing comfortable and loose clothing as you’ll need to allow access to the areas of your legs where the veins are so that they can be treated.

Do be sure to inform your doctor ahead of time about any medication you’re taking. It’s important you keep your doctor up to date just in case they need to change your dosage or prescribe something different that might affect sclerotherapy.

Sclerotherapy: Aftercare & Recovery

Ready to move forward with sclerotherapy? Aftercare plays just as much of a part as the procedure itself. To help speed up the healing and recovery process and prevent blood from accumulating in the treated veins, you’ll need to wear compression stockings for a few days.

Stay away from strenuous activity and overexertion for a few days. Your legs will need time to heal. It may be tempting to hit the gym or do some heavy lifting, but it’s absolutely crucial to minimize intense activity during the recovery period.

After sclerotherapy, you might experience a bit of swelling and discomfort, so it’s incredibly important to keep your legs elevated as much as you can. As a final point, remember to stay hydrated — drink lots of water to rid your body of toxins and the sclerosing solution.

Thankfully, the aftercare and recovery from sclerotherapy isn’t arduous and you’ll be back on your feet pretty soon.

Say Hello To Smoother, More Beautiful Legs

Sclerotherapy is probably worth looking into if you’re feeling self-conscious about spider veins in your legs. It’s a tried-and-true technique that can help you feel more at ease in your own skin. Generally, the treatment is safe and tolerated very well by most people who undergo sclerotherapy. The recovery period can also be managed very easily so you’ll be back to normality fairly quickly.

With all that being said, keep in mind that everyone’s experience with sclerotherapy will be completely different. Some people may notice results almost instantly, while others may need to be patient and wait a few weeks or months for the results of the treatment to fully show. While there is always the possibility of side effects or complications, it’s absolutely critical to discuss any concerns or questions with your doctor before beginning treatment.

As a final thought, sclerotherapy is an ideal choice for those who want to improve the appearance of their legs while boosting their confidence. If you’re considering sclerotherapy as a procedure, do as much research as you possibly can. If you want more information on how the process works and need someone who can walk you through the steps, get in touch with us at True Jewel. With a little care and the right treatment plan that works for you, you can say “goodbye” to spider veins and welcome smoother, more beautiful legs. Book a consultation appointment with us to get started.

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