People with blemishes and other skin issues can commonly give people lower self-confidence and complexes, so they are often looking for options to improve the skin. Spider veins can develop and usually, people would rather not endure them. Fortunately, people have an effective option to treat and diminish these spider veins with the help of Sclerotherapy. The fundamentals of Sclerotherapy is what we at Skin and Body Refinery would like to discuss today to help people better understand the treatment.

What’s the Difference Between a Varicose Vein & a Spider Vein?

Large, bulbous veins that can be flesh-toned, blue, or purple in color that appear are varicose veins. Being that they ache and swell, these dilated veins are frequently painful. Stress on the legs escalate when they feel tired and weak from the varicose veins. Forming at the skin’s surface, the spider veins are the tiny blood vessels. As mentioned, they are usually red, purple, or blue in color and since they look like a spider’s web, they are often referred to as spider veins. In addition to appearing on the legs, varicose veins can happen anywhere on the body, even the face. People often feel the most self-conscious when they occur on the face.

What Causes Varicose Veins & Spider Veins?

Typically, these diseased veins develop within the blood vessels themselves. From other areas of the body, your veins should carry blood back to your heart. To prevent blood from flowing back into the veins and to stay on course, veins have small valves. The blood flows back into the vein increasing pressure inside the view when these valves are not properly functioning. The swelling and bulging eventually emerges due the pressure weakening.

Contributing Factors of Varicose Veins & Spider Veins

Below are a few of the common reasons as to why some people will suffer from these misfunctioning veins.
1) In addition to varicose veins, tumors, or constipation can occur from certain garments that increase pressure in your abdomen, like girdles for example.
2) Obesity.
3) From family with a history of Spider and Varicose Veins, they can be more likely due to Genetics.
4) Hormonal problems, including pregnancy, menopause, and even puberty among others.
5) A history of blood clot.
6) Postmenopausal hormone replacement.

Sclerotherapy Treatment

The sclerotherapy procedure improves someone’s legs appearance from these veins, typically for cosmetic reasons. However, in addition to improving the appearance, sclerotherapy is used to relieve the discomforts from the burning, heaviness in the legs, aching, swelling, and cramping during the evening hours. Quite a few people use this method to remove the appearance of these small varicose and spider veins. Directly into the vein, solution called Sclerosant is injected. The blood is forced to enter healthy veins as the solution causes the abnormal vein to close. The damaged vein is absorbed into body tissue and fades away after some time.

Sclerotherapy & More in Waco, TX (Just Minutes Away from Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson & Crawford, Texas)

Very beneficial to those suffer from either varicose or spider veins anywhere on your body is sclerotherapy. Wearing the compression stockings for a directed period of time following the completion of your Sclerotherapy procedure in order to induce healthy blood flow in that area are often prescribed after the procedure by the professionals. Our medical team of professionals are ready to help you get rid of those unsightly spider and varicose veins and to get your confidence back. Contact Skin and Body Refinery today to schedule your consultation.

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