Spider veins can be a real cosmetic nuisance, particularly during this time of year when holiday parties are in full swing. If you are embarrassed about the appearance of spider veins on your legs, Dr. Jimenez at the Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin can help. He offers one of the most reliable vein treatments available today at his Pensacola, Destin and Foley offices, giving patients the smoother, clearer look they are hoping for.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are small, superficial veins that usually develop as red or blue networks on the skin’s surface. They get their name from their appearance, which might resemble a spider’s web. Spider veins are caused by many different factors, including heredity, hormonal changes, sun exposure and skin trauma. In most cases, these veins are not accompanied by any symptoms. However, some patients may begin to experience heaviness and pain in their lower legs, particularly at the end of the day, which can be attributed to spider veins.
What is Cosmetic Sclerotherapy?
Cosmetic sclerotherapy is an injectable treatment that has been used for decades to eliminate unsightly and sometimes uncomfortable spider veins. This procedure delivers a special solution known as a sclerosing agent directly into the affected vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to seal shut. The vein is eventually reabsorbed by the body and blood is rerouted through healthy veins nearby.
How does it Work?
Sclerotherapy is a relatively quick procedure that may take just a few minutes to complete, depending on the number of vessels to be treated. No anesthesia is required and most patients report little discomfort during the procedure. All sclerotherapy is performed by Dr. Jimenez right in our office. After treatment, patients are usually able to return to their daily activities immediately.
Will I See Results by Christmas?
Sclerotherapy can offer quick results for superficial veins, with some patients achieving desired results in just one treatment session. However, more stubborn veins or larger networks may require more than one treatment session to eradicate them. Dr. Jimenez usually recommends spacing those treatment sessions about 4-6 weeks apart to allow for full healing of the treatment area and the best possible results.
Don’t start the holiday season feeling self-conscious about your spider veins. Now is the perfect time to contact Vein Center of Florida & South Baldwin and find out how we can help you say goodbye to those bothersome veins for good. Contact us today at 800-910-8346.