Unsightly leg veins that that cluster and bulge can leave your legs looking less than ready for this summer weather that approaching quickly! What are these unappealing marks on your legs? They are commonly referred to as spider veins and varicose veins. These veins are caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins. The heart pumps the blood throughout the body and arteries.
Veins carry the blood from the body back to the heart. When your leg muscle squeezes it pushes blood back from your lower extremities against the flow of gravity. Veins have valves that prevent the blood from flowing backward as it moves up your legs. If that valve becomes weak, blood can leak back into the veins and collect there causing the vein to grow bigger and become varicose. Varicose veins are larger blue veins that often look like cords, appear twisted and bulge out of the leg, and can even pulsate and cause leg pain with a throbbing sensation if left untreated!
What to expect during your sclerotherapy treatment?
Sclerotherapy is the most common form of treatment for varicose and spider veins. Dr. Ness would inject Asclera into the areas of concern. Asclera is a medication that causes the veins walls to swell, stick together, and seal the vein shut.
Recovery and results with Sclerotherapy
After treatment compression stockings are worn for the first two week 24 hours a day then after seeing Dr. Ness for a follow-up appointment he will instruct you when you can reduce the wear of the stockings. It normally takes a few weeks for the vein to fade. Some veins may take a few treatments to fully disappear. Some patients may have a small irritation on the skin where the injections are given this can cause some temporary pigmentation but will fade over time.