- Posted on: Jun 15 2019
There are times when we become fixated on things we deem “flaws” on our bodies. Other times, we love our flaws, and don’t even consider them as such! For us, flaws truly only matter when you believe they matter. That being said, we don’t expect everyone to love every inch of their bodies. There are issues that can be resolved easily, so why spend time looking in the mirror and judging yourself? If you find that spider veins are keeping you covered up when you’d rather be wearing shorts, we can help. Keep reading to learn more about how.
What is sclerotherapy?
Spider veins are not permanent. In fact, they can be destroyed by injecting a small amount of a chemical solution directly into the concerning vein. The chemical aggravates the lining of the vein, which causes it to undergo fibrosis and disappear. This doesn’t happen immediately, but after some time.
What are the side effects of sclerotherapy?
Besides some stinging and pain in patients, sclerotherapy rarely causes a few notable side effects. Allergic reactions are uncommon, though of course can occur. A few patients may experience intense itching at the site of injection. Additionally, if the chemical is injected improperly (where the solution ends up outside the vein), discoloration of the skin and pain can occur. This is why we always recommend doing your research and finding a provider you trust when it comes to any procedure.
Do I have to limit any activity after the treatment?
Some more intense activity should be avoided, but walking is highly recommended soon after the procedure is finished. Plan on keeping things a little more low key for the first few days after the procedure.
How do I prepare for sclerotherapy?
You do not need to undergo any special preparation before the procedure. It is generally recommended that you stop smoking cigarettes and stop taking aspirin a few days before the procedure, though, if those are habitual. Keep in mind, if you are on blood thinners, you are not a good candidate for sclerotherapy.
Give us a call today at 303-761-7797 to schedule a consultation to learn more about sclerotherapy.