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Treat Spider and Varicose Veins With Sclerotherapy

Published on August 31, 2019 by

It’s common for people to develop spider and varicose veins all over our bodies as we age. While many people feel embarrassed about them, they’re also a source of pain and discomfort. At Weston HCG Center, we offer sclerotherapy to treat and diminish these concerns.

Spider veins are red or purple in color and typically found in the face and legs. They’re close to the surface and form in patterns, hence the name. Spider veins are not pain usually painful and are considered an aesthetic concern.

Varicose veins, on the other hand, do cause itching, aching, and can be quite painful. These veins are red, purple, or blue in color and are more obvious. They look like long bulging cords under the skin and form ripple-like patterns.

These veins can be caused by many things like aging, pregnancy, obesity, and prolonged standing or sitting. They can even be hereditary, and women are two to three times more likely to develop varicose veins than men.

Both are treated by sclerotherapy using Asclera® injections. The sclerosing agent irritates the blood vessel lining and causes clotting, which in turn causes the vein to collapse. Over time the veins will turn into scar tissue and fade. The treatment can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of veins and multiple treatments are usually needed. Veins respond to treatments typically in three to six weeks, larger veins can take up to three to four months.

After every treatment, there may be some slight discomfort with cramping and itching. You will be advised to wear a prescription-grade compression garment for a set amount of time. You will also be advised on what you should and shouldn’t do after your treatments such as avoiding heavy exercise, sunbathing, and extended flights for two to three days afterward. You will need to have your doctor release you to do things like contact sports, aerobics and leg exercises involving weights.

Schedule your consultation at Weston HCG Center to speak in-depth with a medical esthetician to find out if this option is right for you and learn what you can do to prepare for your appointment. We achieve a surgical transformation without the surgery! You can find us at 1654 Tower Center Circle in Weston, Florida or give us a call at 954.888.9889. For your convenience, you can also book your consultation appointment online.

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