What Are Spider Veins?
Small spider veins can be unsightly and painful. This condition affects both women and men. When blood vessel walls weaken and create abnormal blood flow, spider veins develop. Heredity is the main cause for spider veins, but other causes include:
- Change in hormones
- Increase in weight
- Standing or sitting for long periods of time
Spider veins mostly appear on the legs and face, but can be found on other parts of the body. While spider veins may not be an immediate danger to your health, they may be a sign of underlying health concerns.
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy improves those unsightly red, blue or purple spider veins that are usually found on the thighs, calves and ankles. During this procedure, a special chemical solution is injected into the affected veins with a very small needle. A slight stinging sensation may be felt. This solution scars the vein, forcing blood to reroute and flow through other healthy veins. After several treatments of sclerotherapy the veins fade and become barely noticeable or disappear completely.
Here at Ageless Skin Rejuvenation, we often combine laser treatments with sclerotherapy for optimal results. To see if you are a candidate for Sclerotherapy treatments, contact us for a free consultation.