How do I know if I need sclerotherapy?
Ugly purple veins bulging at your feet are more than unsightly, they are actually contributing to your fatigue. These unhealthy veins are often a sign of an underlying medical condition called chronic venous insufficiency, or vein disease.
Spider veins are tiny purplish and red veins that are thin and short. They look like the thin legs of a spider.
Varicose veins are purple and blue veins that twist and contort along the length of your thighs and behind your knees, calves, and ankles.
These unhealthy veins cause exhaustion and may also be dangerous. You may notice that your legs cramp and keep you awake at night. Spider and varicose veins keep you from resting well and may cause an intense stinging or uncomfortable itchy sensation.
Have you noticed that you no longer enjoy trips to the mall, or long strolls through the park because your legs feel heavy? Are you avoiding vacations or going out with friends because you don’t want to keep others waiting, or worse, staying behind because walking tires you?
And in the summer, besides the pain and loneliness you feel, you are too embarrassed to enjoy summer activities like swimming, biking, and hiking.
Perhaps you’ve thought, “I feel embarrassed about my appearance.” Your area of concern becomes the object of your focus and you begin to feel like everyone is looking at your spider veins. Your thoughts turn to worry, wonder, and then dread. You move swiftly to avoid facing your would-be critic, or even being seen at all.
But NOW … there is a treatment. You don’t have to suffer the embarrassment or pain any longer.
Sclerotherapy changes the way you live. No longer will spider veins keep you covered up, hidden from the sun, and locked indoors.
Sclerotherapy is a minor, in-office procedure that only takes a few moments, and most patients feel very little to no pain at all.
What is sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is an injection of a medication called a sclerosant into the affected vein. This causes the vein to create a scar tissue that ultimately closes off the vein. Blood left in the vein is reabsorbed naturally. The rest of your blood re-routes to normal and healthy veins to travel through your body more efficiently.
A qualified vein doctor always checks for venous insufficiency, or vein disease, before treating your spider veins. Vein disease is the condition that causes spider veins to appear. If venous insufficiency is left untreated, it can lead to the formation of more spider and varicose veins, which can, in turn, lead to ulcers, bleeding, infections, and a potentially fatal medical condition called deep vein thrombosis.
Fortunately, venous insufficiency is curable with minimally invasive treatments such as sclerotherapy and several other technologies.
Sclerotherapy is generally painless, and most people see results almost immediately. Around 80 percent of spider veins are treated successfully with sclerotherapy, and it only takes about 15 minutes to complete. What’s more, sclerotherapy is a permanent solution to your problems!
After the procedure, you will be allowed to walk around normally and even go back to work. Your leg(s) will be wrapped in ACE bandages or compression stockings, which you should wear for about two weeks after your sclerotherapy treatment.
Sclerotherapy recovery is usually very quick, but you may not notice the full benefits of your vein treatment for about six weeks to a few months depending on the size of the veins being treated. During recovery, your doctor will likely ask that you not take extremely hot baths or showers and that you temporarily hold off on taking some specific medications.
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Side effects of sclerotherapy
The side effects of sclerotherapy are minimal, with the most common side effects of sclerotherapy being itching and bruising around the treated veins. In some instances, the vein may feel bumpy and hard.
These symptoms usually subside over several weeks and disappear toward the end of the recovery period.
More severe side effects are extremely rare and include sudden leg swelling or sores around the injection area of the vein. If you experience these symptoms, please call your doctor right away.
People with a history of allergies may experience itching, redness, and swelling of the vein. If you have allergies, be sure to let your doctor know so that he or she can test for them prior to treatment and you can avoid these typical allergic reactions.
You can immediately return to your normal activities as soon as you leave your treatment.
Your life will likely return to normal except …
You will have marked improvement in leg fatigue as well as nicer-looking legs.
Getting out on the beach will be a breeze, and you can even wear those shorts that have been hiding in the back of your closet forever.
Imagine taking evening strolls with your loved ones after dinner. Or running and walking without pain, swelling, or cramping. With sclerotherapy, you can enjoy the best part of your life and maintain the looks of your youth.
Don’t let your spider veins or varicose veins keep you from enjoying the best years of your life.
Sclerotherapy is virtually pain free and requires no down time.
Does insurance cover sclerotherapy?
In most cases insurance does cover sclerotherapy. Usually, your physician will tell you exactly how much your insurance will cover for sclerotherapy treatment, if at all.
With only those painful bulging veins to lose and a lifetime of activity and fun to gain, what are you waiting for?
Get treatment today.
Call our office to learn more and to determine if you are a good candidate for sclerotherapy.
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We treat all our patients like they’re our only patients. Our Harvard-educated diplomat-certified doctors listen to your problems and examine your medical history to diagnose a treatment plan that’s meant just for you. They actively seek minimally-invasive treatments that conclude within an hour.
Regain your self-confidence and say goodbye to those welts and marks on your skin! Book a consultation at our vein treatment clinic in Houston today!