We get a lot of questions regarding spider vein and varicose vein treatment in Los Angeles. Although spider veins are not a serious medical condition, most people who suffer from them seek a simple means of eliminating them. Surgery is, of course, an option, but sclerotherapy is usually a viable treatment so long as the vein is not too large or is located too far beneath the skin surface.
Varicose veins and spider veins can cause a person to feel a loss of self-confidence. If you desire better skin tone in areas where the bluish or purplish blotches occur, contact our office near Los Angeles today. We can examine the problem area and recommend the best treatment. In most cases, sclerotherapy will be the best option for you.
About Spider Veins
No one knows the exact cause of spider veins in any one individual, but we do know that overexertion of the leg muscles can be to blame. Genetics likely plays a role as well. Women develop varicose veins more commonly than do men, and this probably has to do with hormonal changes.
These annoying red or blue lines are feeder veins gathering blood from return capillaries and delivering the blood flow to the larger veins. The addition of unwanted veins that cause the discoloration can be treated using a method that seals off the vein without causing a backup of blood flow. This is how sclerotherapy works.
Sclerotherapy in Detail
A liquid solution is injected into the tiny spider vein. This solution causes irritation to the vein walls and results in vein wall expansion. If the vein is rather large, a foam variant is used to ensure complete coverage of the vein wall. Over the next few days, the expanded vein walls will constrict the blood flow.
Eventually, the vessel clots and becomes waste material. It is flushed from the body, and the blue or red color is gone for good. This is a very simple alternative to laser cauterization or surgical removal of the vein because there’s no chance of scarring.
What Clients Can Expect
During the consultation, we will review the client’s medical history to see if any current condition prohibits us from performing sclerotherapy. Certain medications such as blood thinners can affect the ability of the procedure to work properly in closing off the unwanted vein. We will also discuss post-treatment care.
The procedure itself is completed in less than an hour. In most cases, the treatment doesn’t have to be repeated. Because there’s no invasive probing with instruments, scarring is absent. The needle used to inject the saline solution is tiny, so there’s no chance of bruising.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment that produces quick results. It doesn’t take much time for the vein to fade from view. Some of our clients have experienced poor skin texture where the vein exists, but there are simple resurfacing techniques we can perform or suggest that will correct this once the vein treatment has been completed.
Get Rid of Spider Veins for Good
This is a very simple procedure, one that doesn’t infringe much on your schedule. If you’re ready to get rid of those annoying spider veins for good, contact our practice near Los Angeles today. At Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center, located in Segundo Beach, we want to help you with your vein-related concerns. Call us today and schedule a consultation!