Sclerotherapy San Diego

Updated on: August 18, 2014
The pull of the beach and exceptional surf conditions are what bring swimmers and sun lovers alike to San Diego. While enjoying numerous outdoor activities like jet-skiing, windsurfing or just swimming and splashing around, if you are afraid to wear a bathing suit and/or enjoy the fun because of unsightly spider veins or varicose veins, then sclerotherapy in San Diego may be for you.

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 veins can be treated at one session, depending on the size and location of the veins, and your overall medical condition.

In most cases, smaller, problematic veins respond to treatment in 3 to 6 weeks, and larger veins respond usually within 3 to 4 months. The good news, if your veins respond to the treatment, they will not reappear, but new veins might appear over time. So if you need to, you can return for follow-up treatments.

There are numerous cosmetic surgeons in the San Diego area who can help you get rid of those unsightly veins, enhance your beautiful legs so that you will look great in that bikini and can enjoy your fun in the sun. If you are experiencing problems with spider veins you can find a San Diego Vein Treatment Center now.

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