What Is Sclerotherapy?
Spider Veins Treatment in Miami
Treatment For Spider Veins
If you avoid showing off your legs because you have spider veins, or small clusters of red, blue, or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves, and ankles, you are not alone. An estimated 50% of all women are afflicted by this common cosmetic issue.
Dr. Longwill and her team at the Miami Center for Dermatology want their patients to feel comfortable and confident in their skin. Providing consistent and reliable solutions that are cultivated specifically for her patient’s needs, Dr. Longwill strives to ensure that treatments not only help you to look good but feel good as well.
If you’re in South Florida and have been having issues with unseemly spider veins, a spider veins treatment in Miami can improve your appearance. Today, there are effective, safe, and moderately painless methods available from Dr. Longwill and her team for eradicating spider veins.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins may be a common affliction, but that doesn’t make them any less unappealing. The name spider veins is attributable to the web patterns of red or blue veins that begin to spread across your legs as you age. Spider veins commonly occur in areas behind the knee but can appear anywhere on the body.
Several factors can contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs, including:
- Hormonal shifts
- Weight gain
- Occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing
Ultimately, there is much that is unknown why some people seem to have more of a predilection to getting spider veins than others. However, they are known to be caused by pressure increases in the veins.
In addition to the appearance of webbing patterns, people with spider veins may also experience:
- Leg swelling
- Feelings of heaviness in the legs
- Tiredness in the legs
Is Sclerotherapy Treatment Right for Me?
Sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins is a highly individualized procedure that can be used to eliminate the affliction. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a salt solution directly into the vein, irritating the lining of the blood vessel, and causing it to collapse. The vein sticking together in this way causes the blood to clot, and over time turns into scar tissue that fades from view.
This spider veins treatment is relatively pain-free, with the only felt discomfort occurring during the initial injection of the solution. Any pain is relatively minor, similar to a shot during a vaccination.
The procedure is becoming more and more popular being referred to as a natural remedy for spider veins. This increase in both popularity and procedural usage can be attributed to both its homeopathic nature, and relative quickness as an in-and-out procedure completed in around 15 to 30 minutes.