As we age, spider and varicose veins are a common occurrence on the legs and ankles. These veins are often genetic, but are also common during pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Now you can opt for Sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is an FDA-approved therapeutic method of treating varicose veins by applying sclerosant to heal the vein and reduce it in size. While this is an injection and requires the draining of some blood, it is a short procedure — rarely lasting more than half an hour — though this is subject to change depending on the damage to veins and their location.
At Facial Aesthetic Concepts – with offices in San Clemente, Rancho Santa Margarita and Aliso Viejo – we can help you get rid of unsightly varicose veins. To find out if Sclerotherapy is right for you, or to speak to one of our clinicians, contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today.
Sclerotherapy can not only give you back the legs you once had before your veins expanded and pressed up against your skin, but it can be a cost-effective alternative to pricier procedures like vein removal.
With no need for a hospital stay and the low-impact procedure, you can return to your normal life in no time and get back to getting ready to show off your legs at the beach. And they will look greater than they did before the procedure, as skin improves once the expanded veins are closed.
Side effects are generally mild but can include itching, raised and red areas or light bruising. These are normal side effects and should all fade over time.
It is recommended to stay out of the sun for two to six weeks after treatment, making Sclerotherapy a great fall and winter procedure. Giving your legs time to heal while remaining covered will ensure you get the most out of your treatment. You’ll be ready to show off your new legs come summertime, so you can hit the pool or beach with complete confidence.
There may be some postoperative pain and the use of compression socks and leggings may be recommended, but Sclerotherapy is a safe procedure getting more popular with time for its results. But there are no prolonged recovery periods like you may see with more invasive beauty procedures. For many, walking won’t be an issue post-op yet you should heed the directions of your doctor that may recommend a day or two of bed rest for the therapy to take full effect.