The presence of spider veins can be very frustrating. While they seldom create any health risks, they can lead to the loss of self-esteem when a person with the condition thinks about the impact these veins are having on their appearance. They may dress differently or refrain from social activities at times. Thankfully, these pesky spider veins can be treated with sclerotherapy.
Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but smaller. They develop in the capillaries that are connected to larger vessels. When these capillaries become broken or enlarged due to venous insufficiency, the development of spider veins is usually the result. Venous insufficiency happens when the blood is not flowing through the vessels as it should.
One of the most widely used methods for the removal of spider veins is sclerotherapy. It is also the oldest of the methods in use, so the treatment has been widely studied to gain the most desireable results. The treatment is done when Dr. Lee uses a small needle to inject the vein solution, called ASCLERA, into the veins that are being removed. The solution causes the blood to thicken and the walls to safely collapse.
One of the things that makes sclerotherapy so popular is the lack of downtime involved. Sclerotherapy can also be done in the comfort of our office. People receiving the treatments can resume their normal activities as soon as the treatment is over. However, we ask that you abstain from any heavy lifting or high-impact exercise for a few days afterwards.
After the sclerotherapy treatment has been done, the treated veins will gradually disappear from view as they are absorbed by the body. After they have collapsed and closed off in response to the solution, they will turn into scar tissue. The body will begin to absorb the tissue, but it will take a little time.
If you have unwanted spider veins, you should ask our doctor about the results you could expect from treatment. To learn more information about sclerotherapy, you can contact us at the office of Mimi Lee. Our medical team will examine your spider veins, review your medical record and recommend a certain number of sessions to give you the most desireable results. Let us show you how we can banish the appearance of your spider veins with sclerotherapy! Contact us to make an appointment in Little Rock!