Sclerotherapy - Spider Vein Treatment
Spider veins are a very common problem that can be easily treated. Small superficial red or purple veins can appear anywhere on the legs. They can be caused by a number of factors: heredity, weight gain or weight loss, prolonged standing or sitting, hormone changes, pregnancy, trauma, etc. While they do not pose a health risk, most people find them unsightly.
A simple treatment of injecting a solution into the veins can eradicate the vein by destroying the vessel wall. Several treatments may be necessary, but good results are usually seen with one treatment. It takes approximately 5-6 weeks for the results to be evident, as the body needs time to absorb the old blood left behind. This procedure has been used since the 1930's, and is very safe, with few side effects. Occasionally the injected areas can leave a dark area of pigmentation that fades with time. The procedure has very minimal discomfort, and can be done in just a few minutes, with no down time involved.
To learn more about treatment for spider veins, contact a patient coordinator at 303-320-8618, or click here to schedule a consultation.