For patients who are self-conscious about their visible spider and varicose veins, we offer safe and effective sclerotherapy treatments at Empowerment Med Spa. Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical vein removal solution that allows you to rid your skin of nuisance veins without any downtime.
Serving the Bryan and College Station areas in Texas, Empowerment Med is led by Dr. Chloe Ntaimo. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how sclerotherapy treatments can restore the natural health and beauty of your skin.
What Causes Spider and Varicose Veins?
Spider veins are characterized by clusters of small, dark red or purple veins, while varicose veins are larger, twisted, blue veins that protrude visibly from the skin. Both types of veins can be caused by a variety of factors, such as:
- Occupations that require prolonged sitting or standing
- Hormonal fluctuations
As the blood in your body is pumped from the lower extremities back to your heart, it defies gravity, which can lead to pooling in the veins. This causes veins to become deficient, causing them to bulge and become visible beneath the surface. At Empowerment Med, our sclerotherapy treatments can help.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Traditionally, spider and varicose were most effectively removed with painful vein stripping surgeries. Modern advances in vascular and aesthetic medicine now make it possible to remove veins non-surgically. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that involves injecting a salt solution into strategic points along affected veins. The solution disrupts the lining of the vessels, causing them to stick together and clot the vein. The vein is then permanently sealed, and blood is rerouted through healthier veins.
Treated veins then turn to scar tissue, which is eventually removed by the body during natural processes and replaced with healthy tissue. As the healing takes place inside of the body, patients are able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As with all injectable treatments, slight bruising, redness, or swelling may develop at injection sites. These common side effects are temporary and should subside shortly after treatment. Most patients require no downtime after sclerotherapy, although a daily walking regimen may be suggested in order to maintain proper circulation while your body works to remove the treated veins.
Am I a Good Candidate for Sclerotherapy?
Not all types of spider and varicose veins can be effectively treated with sclerotherapy, and during your consultation, Dr. Ntaimo will evaluate your individual condition and help you determine if sclerotherapy is right for you.
Contact Empowerment Med today to schedule a consultation and find out how sclerotherapy can help clear your skin of unattractive spider and varicose veins without extensive procedures or downtime.