Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure done by your healthcare provider to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins. Sclerotherapy is also a minimally invasive procedure done by Davis Dermatology to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins.
Varicose veins are large blue, dark purple veins. They protrude from the skin and many times they have a cord-like appearance and may twist or bulge. Varicose veins are found most frequently on the legs.
Spider and reticular veins can be caused by many factors:
Heredity – Having a family member with prominent veins may increase the risk of you developing them. Approximately half of the people who get varicose veins have a family history of them.
Age – The normal wear and tear of aging may cause valves in the veins to weaken and not work as well.
Gender – Women are two to three times more likely to develop varicose veins than men. Up to half of American women have varicose veins. Changes in hormones due to puberty, pregnancy, menopause, or taking birth control pills may increase a woman’s risk of developing varicose veins.
Pregnancy – During pregnancy, the growth of the fetus increases the pressure on the veins in the legs. Varicose veins that occur during pregnancy usually improve within 3 to 12 months following delivery.
Overweight and obesity – Having extra weight on the body can put additional pressure on the veins.
Prolonged standing or sitting – This is particularly true with legs bent or crossed. When standing or sitting with legs bent or crossed, the veins have to work harder to pump the blood up to the heart.
Other possible causes for varicose veins are race, posture, occupation, hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, primary valvular incompetence, and incompetent perforating veins.
The treatments involves the injection of a solution into the affected veins.
Learn the latest in vein treatments:
Asclera is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the vein. It works by damaging the inner wall of the vein, and eventually causing the vein to collapse on itself. Over time, the damaged vein is replaced with tissue. Individual results may vary, and many patients will require multiple injection sessions for complete treatment success.
Excel V administering a unique high power green laser that is absorbed by the abnormal blood vessels in the skin. Excel V treats vascular skin conditions such as Rosacea, spider veins and Telangiectasia and pigmented lesions including sunspots. Skin and vein issues manifest in the form of broken or abnormal blood vessels in the skin.
VenaSeal™ is the first and only treatment approved for use in the U.S. that uses an advanced medical adhesive to safely and effectively close the diseased vein segment. Davis Dermatology is one of the first in the region performing the VenaSeal™ closure system. Tumescent anesthesia is not required. Unlike other varicose vein treatments, there is rapid return to normal activities.