Leg Veins - 1

Updated on: August 18, 2014
Do you have unsightly leg veins that have been thinking about getting treatment for? Spider veins and varicose vein treatment, sclerotherapy can enhance your appearance and your self confidence, but it's impractical to think that every vein that is treated will fade away completely as a result of treatment. After each sclerotherapy session, the veins will start to 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

Spider veins are small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Although these minute veins are linked to your larger venous system, they are not a necessary part of it. Spider veins are caused by swollen and dilated, small veins under the skin. When the pressure inside the vein increases enough to overcome normal resistance of the vein wall, spider veins appear. In women, the ability of veins to resist increased pressure is reduced when the body's estrogen level drops.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are different from spider veins in a variety of ways. Varicose veins are much bigger and darker in color and they tend to bulge. Varicose veins are usually indicative of more serious vein ailment and they are more painful. Sclerotherapy can be used to treat varicose veins in certain people, but most often surgical treatment is necessary for this condition.

The Procedure

Sclerotherapy injection can be performed right in your doctor's office. In most instances, a 23 percent sodium chloride sterile solution mixed with lidocaine and heparin is injected with a very fine needle directly into the blood vessel. Multiple leg veins can be treated at one session, depending on the size and location of the veins, and your overall medical condition.

There are numerous cosmetic surgeons in the your area who are innovative in their leg vein treatment procedures. If you are experiencing problems with spider and varicose veins you can find a vein treatment center in your area now.

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