Compression Socks - 3

Updated on: August 18, 2014

Sclerotherapy is used for the treatment of spider veins, which are small purple and red blood vessels. Spider veins are hereditary, and while most frequently seen on the thigh or lower leg, they can appear practically everyplace on the leg, from the uppermost area of the thigh to the ankle. Infrequently, spider veins will show up on the face. Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure and following the procedure you will need to wear compression socks to protect the treated areas as well as assisting with healing.

Causes for Spider Veins

• Heredity
• Pregnancy
• Hormonal Shifts
• Weight Gain
• Prolonged Standing
• Prolonged Sitting
• Taking certain Medications

The Procedure

Your surgeon will mark the veins that need to be treated while you are standing. If you have larger veins, they will be treated first. Your surgeon will inject a sclerosing solution into the vein with a tiny needle. The solution will make your vein turn white, then, gradually disappear. A normal procedure session lasts from 30 minutes to an hour. Injection sclerotherapy may be a good option to surgery, provided that your venous system is not affected. When your cosmetic dermatologist has completed the procedure you may be required to wear compression socks to protect the treated areas as well as assisting with healing.

Benefits Include:

• No downtime-you can return to work right away as well as any normal activities, however you may be asked not to do any rigorous activities for 24 hours.
• Virtually painless.
• A safe, timely treatment. is a leading resource for varicose and spider vein information. Search for a vein clinic near you today!

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