If you have unwanted varicose veins or spider veins on your legs that inhibit you from wearing clothing that is suitable for a vacation at the beach, sclerotherapy may be able to help you have clear, smooth legs again. Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment for varicose veins and spider veins that does not require staying in a hospital. The procedure can be done in the comfort of our office and you can go back to work or your daily activities immediately after treatment.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure that requires the injection of a special solution into the affected vein. No anesthesia is needed in order to do this. The solution irritates the vein wall and safely destroys the vein so that it collapses. The surrounding tissue gradually absorbs the vein and it disappears.
There are several causes for varicose veins, and after you remove them with sclerotherapy, you may want to alter your lifestyle to avoid having new ones appear. Heredity is the main cause, as well as gender because more women develop varicose veins and spider veins than men. However, obesity is also a major cause, and if the person does not lose weight, new varicose veins could develop.
If you have a job in which you sit or stand for hours at a time, we may recommend that you find time throughout the day to either sit for a few minutes or walk around for a few minutes in order for the blood to move freely. These types of jobs can block circulation and cause the vein walls to weaken. Once the vein walls get weak, the tiny valves that help push the blood against gravity also weaken and the blood starts to gather in the vein. This makes the vein bulge and twist, causing the varicose veins.
There is no extensive recovery period after this treatment. It is considered to be an extremely convenient treatment option for people with busy schedules and lifestyles.
Sclerotherapy is a safe, time-tested procedure that may be just what you have been looking for to get beach-ready legs. Our team at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida can answer any questions you may have about this procedure during a consultation at our office in Fort Myers. We offer a wide variety of services, including spider vein and varicose vein removal, echocardiograms, angioplasty, stress testing, vein compression and much more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!