Sclerotherapy San Francisco

Updated on: August 18, 2014
San Francisco is famous for its hills and trolleys! And lets not forget the lyrics to the infamous song; I left my heart in San Francisco. There something else you should leave behind in San Francisco and that is varicose veins and spider veins. If you are experiencing problems with this unsightly creatures, then sclerotherapy in San Francisco maybe just for you!

Spider Veins

Spider veins are small, thin veins that lie just beneath the surface of your skin. Although these miniature veins are linked to your larger venous system, they are not an essential part of it. Spider veins are caused by bloated and dilated, small veins under the skin. When the force inside the vein increases enough to overcome normal resistance of the vein wall, spider veins appear. In women, the capacity of veins to resist increased pressure is reduced when the body's estrogen level drops.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins differ from spider veins in that varicose veins are much bigger and darker in color and they tend to bulge. Varicose veins are usually indicative of more severe vein ailment and they are more painful. Sclerotherapy can be used to deal with varicose veins in certain people, but most often surgical treatment is required for this situation.

The Procedure

Generally, the sclerosing solution will be injected through a very fine needle directly into your vein. You may have some mild discomfort and cramping for about 1-2 minutes, especially if it is a larger vein that has been injected. The procedure normally lasts 15-30 minutes. It's best if you wear shorts during the procedure.

The number of veins injected in one treatment can vary, depending on the size and location of the veins, and your overall health.

Sclerotherapy is normally performed right in your doctor's office by a dermatologist or vascular medicine specialist who will also recommend that you do not participate in any aerobic activity for two days after the procedure.

There are numerous cosmetic surgeons in the San Francisco area with treatments that will make your legs look great the next time you hop on a trolley. If you are experiencing problems with spider and varicose veins you can find a San Francisco Vein Treatment Center now.

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