None of us want to look down on the first day of summer and be greeted with the sight of legs that look 30 years older than we are. And yet, 25 million Americans see just that. 41% of women over the age of 50 have varicose veins. And the statistics only get higher as we age. While there are several self-care tips that doctors can give, there are alternatives for getting rid of your varicose and spider veins for good.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a procedure where a solution called sclerosant is injected into the vein itself to redirect the blood to a healthier vein. The procedure is successful with most cases of spider veins and smaller varicose veins and causes minimal disruption in your daily life.
Some Of The Benefits Include:
This is, overall, a cosmetic procedure, and will do everything to eliminate the visual effects of varicose veins.
Because this is a cosmetic procedure, most insurance companies won’t cover it. However, it’s still a much cheaper option than having surgery. Which brings us to…
No Overnight Hospital Stay
Unlike surgery, you would most likely be able to return to your normal activities later that day. Of course, this is at the discretion of your doctor, but this is not a procedure that will leave you laid out for a week.
No Pain, All Gain
Like I said before, this is overall considered to be a cosmetic procedure. However, there have been cases where Sclerotherapy has helped to relieve the aching symptom that is caused by spider veins.
See if Sclerotherapy is Right for You!
As with all medical procedures or injections, cosmetic or otherwise, talk with your doctor about whether or not sclerotherapy is a viable option for you. It could be your one-way ticket back into a summer wardrobe that shows off your legs!Back to News