Improve the Appearance of Veins with Sclerotherapy
Spider veins can be difficult or even impossible to conceal, leaving many people feeling self-conscious about their appearance and forced to wear long sleeves and pants year-round. At Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ, general surgeon and vein specialist Dr. Matthew Lynch understands the negative impact that visible veins can have on your self-esteem and overall quality of life, and is proud to offer a range of vein treatments and procedures designed to help give you the symptom relief and confidence you deserve. For visible spider veins specifically, sclerotherapy is one of the most popular and effective treatment options. Keep reading to learn more about how sclerotherapy works, what results you can expect, and how you can discourage the development of new visible veins in the future.
Why can I see my veins?
There are a number of factors that may contribute to the development of veins that are visible or even protruding beneath the skin’s surface, including:
- Underlying conditions
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Long periods of standing or sitting
For some patients, spider veins — which appear as thin, red or purple branching lines — are a primary concern, while other patients struggle with various other vascular lesions that may also be treated with sclerotherapy.
How can I get rid of my visible veins?
Following a comprehensive consultation and evaluation of your venous symptoms, Dr. Lynch will recommend the most appropriate type of vein treatment for you. In many cases, sclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins and is often preferred thanks to its minimally invasive nature and quick, lasting results that are possible.
How does sclerotherapy work?
Sclerotherapy involves the image-guided injection of a small amount of specialized sclerosing solution directly into the affected vein(s). This solution irritates the veins just enough to cause them to collapse. Over time, the body naturally breaks down and disposes of the damaged vein, leaving your skin looking clearer and smoother. After treatment, Dr. Lynch may recommend that you wear compression stockings or compressive garments to support blood circulation, minimize bruising and swelling, and boost your results.
Does sclerotherapy prevent new spider veins?
It is important for patients to understand that, while sclerotherapy can certainly be effective for addressing existing spider veins, the treatment will not prevent new veins from forming. Because patients who already have visible veins are generally considered at an elevated risk for developing new veins in the future, many patients will require a repeat treatment at some point to address newly visible veins. However, there are some behavioral and lifestyle modifications that can help patients to discourage new visible veins, including:
- Increasing exercise and level of physical activity
- Taking breaks during long periods of standing or sitting
- Losing weight
- Not smoking
Clear up your complexion and boost your confidence with sclerotherapy vein treatment in Peoria, AZ
Don’t let the uncomfortable and embarrassing symptoms of spider veins and vascular lesions control your life any longer. Take the first step toward clearing up visible veins by calling Lynch Vein & Aesthetics to schedule your sclerotherapy consultation with general surgeon and Peoria, AZ, vein treatment specialist Dr. Matthew Lynch today.