Do you have unwanted veins on your legs that bother you every time you look at them? Do they sometimes cause you to feel uncomfortable? If the answer to either one of these questions is “yes,” you might want to have your veins checked out by our specialist at Pinnacle Dermatology. From there, we can help you determine if sclerotherapy is right for you. This is a safe and effective vein removal treatment that can significantly improve your appearance, as well as your quality of life.
Spider veins form when the leg veins are no longer allowing the blood to pass through them in the proper manner. These veins are there to get the blood back to the lungs, where it can receive a fresh supply of oxygen in order to deliver it to all parts of the body. If they deteriorate to the point where they no longer function properly, the blood can start to back up in the vessels, leading to the development of spider veins.
As if the cosmetic impact of spider veins was not enough of a problem, the condition can also cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as itching. Although this is rather rare, it is still a cause for concern when it does happen, and it can lead to more serious issues, such as varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy is a trusted treatment that has been used for a very long time to get rid of spider veins. The reason it is still used is because it has a proven record of success. Plus, it is easy for medical professionals to administer, and it allows patients to get back to their regular activities right away. It is performed in the comfort of our office, eliminating the need for a visit to the hospital.
Sclerotherapy is done when a special solution is injected into the targeted vessels in order to make them close off. When they do, the tissue that is left will be absorbed by the body until the vessels are no longer visible.
If you are looking for a safe and effective way to remove your spider veins, you should seek more information from our medical professional at Pinnacle Dermatology in Birmingham. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for sclerotherapy!