Spider veins can be a troublesome cosmetic issue from which to suffer. Along with appearing on your legs, these pronounced veins can also show up on your face. They can mar your appearance and make you feel self-conscious when going out in public. Rather than hide them with makeup or clothing, you can deal with your spider veins with cosmetic treatments like sclerotherapy. Learn what sclerotherapy is and how it is performed at our office in Ottawa.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive medical procedure that eliminates or eases the appearance of spider veins. Spider veins are blue, purple, or red veins that branch off in spider web-like patterns. They are relatively harmless, but can be accompanied by symptoms that range from dull pain to throbbing and stiffness in the legs.
They also are caused by a host of factors like genetics, lack of exercise, extended periods of standing, obesity, and pregnancy. They rarely cause detrimental health problems, but are associated with the development of blood clots in some people in Ottawa.
To remedy this condition, we typically recommend sclerotherapy as one of the first line measures against spider veins. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in the comfort of our office in Ottawa. During the treatment, a special solution is injected into the problematic veins. The solution will cause irritation in the blood vessels. The vessels will then collapse and stick together. The spider veins will gradually fade and disappear.
Sclerotherapy is safe to perform on patients in Ottawa who are in overall good health. It may not be recommended for patients who have certain conditions. As such, you should tell our doctor about any conditions from which you suffer prior to the sclerotherapy appointment. You also should disclose what medications you take, especially those that contain aspirin.
As long as you show no signs of complications or allergic reactions, you should not need any follow-up medical care after your sclerotherapy procedure. You should be able to go back to your normal routine and feel more confident about the way you look.
Sclerotherapy is one of the most popular treatments for spider veins. It is relatively safe and entirely non-surgical. To see if this procedure can work for you, make an appointment at Canada Vein Clinics, with locations in Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Orleans, Moncton, Vaughan, Kawartha Lakes, Kanata, Dartmouth, Halifax, and Toronto. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for sclerotherapy!