Do you suffer from enlarged blood vessels or lymph vessels on your legs or feet? Enlarged blood vessels can occur in many parts on the body. Most often though, they appear in the legs and feet. This condition can make many people feel self-conscious enough that they never wear skirts, shorts or a swimsuit ever again. However, even though many people may suffer from enlarged vessels, there are ways to treat this condition. Skin And Body Refinery will share what sclerotherapy is and how it can help restore the blood vessels.
What is Sclerotherapy & How Do Injections Work?
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical method for the treatment of enlarged vessels. Sclerotherapy uses injections to help shrink the blood vessels. The solution in the injection is called sclerosant which is injected directly into the vein. The solution first causes the vessels to swell which cuts off the flow of blood or lymphatic fluid. This allows the vessels to shrink. There are a variety of Sclerotherapy methods used today. However, all of them work the same.
Conditions Treated with Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is most often used to treat varicose veins where the blood vessels have twisted and become enlarged. Varicose veins occur due to a weak vein wall that also weakens the vein valves. The blood pools into the twisted pockets resulting in the enlarged veins. Varicose veins can be painful and lead to other skin irritations. Other conditions that sclerotherapy can also help treat are malformed lymph vessels, hemorrhoids, and hydroceles. However, these conditions are usually aided by a primary doctor.
Candidates for Sclerotherapy Vein Therapy
Not everyone is a candidate for Sclerotherapy, as other medical conditions and medications may interfere with the treatments. It is important to seek out a consultation before beginning treatments. However, for those who have varicose veins and suffer from pain, soreness or heaviness in the legs, dry skin or rashes, you should consider Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy can help make your day to day life more comfortable and help to reclaim your legs.
How to Prepare for Sclerotherapy
Before starting treatment it is important to consult with a doctor first to ensure good results and that you are a candidate. Sclerotherapy doesn’t require any anesthesia or major preparation. In most cases, oils and lotion shouldn’t be used the day of the procedure. During treatment the patient simply lies down with their legs elevated. The doctor then will inject one or even a series of injections. Some patients report a slight tingling or burning sensation but most feel nothing during treatments. Often after the injection, the doctor will massage the injection site to prevent the blood from flowing into the vein. In most cases, the doctor will have you use compression stockings. After treatment it is strongly recommended for the patient to go for walk or remain active for a few days to prevent blood clots, and for better results. In some cases, multiple treatments may be needed. This will depend on how severe the vessel are enlarged.
Sclerotherapy & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)
Sclerotherapy can help restore blood vessels and lymph vessels which can cause discomfort and more. If you suffer from varicose veins or similar conditions and want to see if you’re a candidate for sclerotherapy, contact Skin And Body Refinery and schedule your first consultation today.