Sclerotherapy is a procedure that is used to help individuals who are dealing with spider veins and/or varicose veins. During the procedure, a special solution is skillfully injected into the offending vein. The solution causes the vein to collapse and gradually fade, with blood flow being redirected to other, healthier veins.
Your veins are designed to take the blood that no longer has oxygen and return it back to your heart. Your veins have very low blood pressure. The blood is propelled forward by the pumping action in your heart. Your veins have been designed to stop blood from flowing backward. This is accomplished thanks to valves that only allow the blood to go in a single direction.
Unfortunately, these valves in your veins can become damaged. This leads to blood flowing backward or building up in the vein. The result is that the vein starts to get bigger or even starts to bulge. When that happens in a larger vein, it is called a varicose vein. The same thing can happen in smaller veins that help to feed blood to your larger veins. When your smaller veins are affected, they take on a bluish or reddish color underneath the skin. These are often referred to as spider veins.
When left untreated, varicose veins can eventually lead to a condition referred to as venous insufficiency. Sclerotherapy is an effective way of safely destroying these types of veins. Destroying these veins can have a positive cosmetic effect. It can also have a medical benefit in that some of the negative health issues associated with spider veins and varicose veins, including pain and discomfort, disappear.
Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure. This means you will be able to go home and relax on the same day that you have the treatment performed. This is considered to be a convenient treatment for people with busy schedules and lifestyles.
If you have problematic spider veins or varicose veins, set up a consultation with our team at Be Beautiful Aesthetic Medicine to learn more information about sclerotherapy. We are proud to serve clients in the Miami and Kendall areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!