How Sclerotherapy Can Treat Spider Veins

Spider Veins You wake up one day, and you get ready to enjoy your morning, and that’s when you spot it. A small, thin, and spindly vein underneath the surface of your skin. It doesn’t feel uncomfortable, but you simply can’t stand the sight of it. This is how most people encounter their first spider veins. Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias, are a type of damaged blood vessels. Spider veins are formed when a blood vessel weakens and expands.

This is often caused by hormonal changes, injuries, genetic syndromes, and connective tissue conditions. You’re more likely to develop spider veins if you’re a woman, are overweight, on birth control, are pregnant, are exposed to the sun often, smoke, and more. While these unsightly veins are rarely medically dangerous, they can affect self-confidence and be frustrating. Thankfully, treatments like sclerotherapy can remove spider veins for good. Let’s take a closer look at what sclerotherapy is and how it treats spider veins.

Understands Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is one of the most effective ways to treat spider veins. The procedure is actually very simple and has been around since the 1930s. Sclerotherapy is done by injecting a sclerosant solution directly into the affected vein. This solution is made of sodium tetradecyl sulphate or hypertonic saline. These active ingredients irritate the walls of the damaged veins and cause them to collapse. The collapsed vein is no longer able to receive blood and will die.

However, don’t worry, this is safe, and blood will now be directed to healthy blood vessels. Your body will naturally metabolize the old vein, and it will disappear. The results of sclerotherapy will be instant, and you will see a significant visual improvement in your treated vein. The vein’s appearance will continue to improve as it fades away.

Getting Rid of Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy is a quick, non-invasive, and simple procedure that has been proven to work for nearly a century. That’s why Dr. Sammy A. Zakhary provides sclerotherapy as part of his comprehensive vascular practice. Dr. Zakhary believes that every patient should be treated as family and that every patient is different, even with the same diagnosis. If you’re experiencing spider veins, contact Dr. Zakhary’s office at 623-258-3255 today.


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