There is no magic cure for spider veins, but they can be treated and with some help they can be prevented from returning. Sclerotherapy is very effective in getting rid of your problematic veins, not every vein that is treated will fade away completely as a result of treatment. After each sclerotherapy session, the veins will get lighter and lighter. Two or more sessions are usually required to achieve optimal results. You should know that treatment can only be performed on the veins that can be seen and it does not prevent new veins from appearing in the future.
Spider Veins Prevention
There are things that you can do for spider veins prevention like protecting you skin from the sun, avoid spending too much time in the sun, and always wear sunscreen. Other prevention applications include exercising in order to increase the strength of your veins and leg muscles. Try not to cross your legs. Don't wear clothing that is restrictive this can slow your circulation and cause spider veins. Control your weight, excessive weight gain, or fluctuating weight are also problematic for veins. You should avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time and wear support stockings as much as possible.
• Itching for a day or two following your procedure
• The injection site could be swollen and red
• Lumpy and hard veins - this usually occurs in larger veins
• Brown lines or spots may appear at the injection site
• Swollen leg
• Ulcers at the injection site
• An allergic reaction to the sclerosing solution
On average the prices for sclerotherapy run about $273. If your spider veins are causing medical problems such as pain or chronic swelling, your insurance may cover the cost of treatment.
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