Three Benefits of Sclerotherapy Treatment for Spider and Varicose Veins

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Apr 17, 2017 2:29:43 PM


Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for spider and varicose veins, mostly due to the many benefits that can be reaped. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive, virtually painless procedure that quickly and effectively reduces the appearance of problem veins and the pains associated with varicose veins in just a few treatments. Ultimately, sclerotherapy may result in an improved appearance, less pain and increased confidence.


Fast Recovery


Not only will you likely see immediate results, but downtime may be minimal to none. The majority of our patients are walking immediately following the procedure and are typically able to resume normal activities. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, it's important to move your legs to prevent the formation of blood clots and maximize treatment results. We recommend taking two 20-minute walks per day in order to increase blood circulation and avoid any possible complications. You may also continue light exercise classes and gym routines as long as you are comfortable and not experiencing any pain.


Reduced Aches and Pains


Varicose veins are caused by increased blood pressure in the veins and appear close to the skin. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the blood in legs works against gravity towards the heart by one-way valves in the veins. When the valves become weakened or damaged, blood can collect in the veins, causing them to become enlarged or varicose. Long periods of sitting, especially with your legs crossed, standing or inactivity can cause blood to pool in the leg veins, resulting in aches and pains. Sclerotherapy treatment closes off enlarged, problem veins, which stops the flow of blood to them and greatly reduces pain.


Increased Confidence


In addition to having healthier and lighter feeling legs, you’ll also be ready to show them off in a pair of shorts just in time for summer! If you require multiple treatments, you should notice improved results after each session. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, after just one month, the bruises at the treated sites will be greatly reduced. Spider veins will appear distinctly lighter and should only take two-to-three months to mostly disappear. Large, varicose veins, on the other hand, may take up to six-to-nine months before fading.

To learn more about sclerotherapy at Monarch Skin Rejuvenation, click here.

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