When varicose or spider veins pop up on your legs, it can be so aggravating. You feel like everyone will notice these twisting veins that look like blue ropes or spiders marring your skin. They are so frustrating that they can make you feel self-conscious. You may feel like all you want to do is hide. However, it’s not only the appearance of varicose or spider veins that is a problem. They can really make your legs ache to the point that you can’t be as active as you would like to be. Sclerotherapy offers you a non-surgical alternative for vein removal, allowing you to get rid of your problem veins once and for all.
Understanding How Sclerotherapy Works
Sclerotherapy is one of the most common procedures used to treat varicose and spider veins. It is based on the injection of an irritant into the problem vein. As it irritates the wall of the vein, the vein will close up through clotting. In time, you’ll notice that your varicose or spider vein is fading away. After your procedure, you will need to wear compression stockings to improve your circulation. Our doctor will recommend walking as well to improve your results.
What are the Benefits of Sclerotherapy?
While there are more involved procedures for vein removal that involve surgery, you won’t have to deal with incisions or anesthesia when you choose sclerotherapy. It’s a simple outpatient procedure that can be performed in our office. You can return to your normal routine while you wear compression stockings for several days.
You’ll be recommended to steer clear of sunbathing, hot tubs and saunas for a few days. Don’t try extreme fitness right after your procedure and wait to schedule that long flight until our doctor gives you approval. Don’t expect results to happen overnight. It will take several months for your veins to disappear, but they will fade over time.
Learn More About Sclerotherapy
If you are tired of looking at your unsightly veins and you’ve had enough of the pain and embarrassment, sclerotherapy at The Vein Center at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida can help you. Make an appointment at our office in Fort Myers to discuss sclerotherapy with our doctor. If he agrees that sclerotherapy will work for you, you can plan your procedure. Just a short visit to our office and you can be well on your way to saying goodbye to your varicose or spider veins. Visit our top-rated cardiologists in Fort Myers. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.