Is Sclerotherapy Right for You?

Posted on July 29th, 2022 by Texas Vein & Wellness Institute

Having unsightly varicose veins and spider veins is confidence-crushing. As we age and our skin tissue changes, it becomes increasingly more difficult to conceal the appearance of prominent veins.

Treatments such as Sclerotherapy remove these veins and helps to restore your confidence. Here’s how you can know if Sclerotherapy is the proper treatment for you.

Is There More Than Meets The Eye?

Swollen veins are usually a result of exercise, heat, tight clothing, or prolonged sitting or standing. However, there are situations when swollen veins serve as warning signals.

The first thing to be mindful of before considering Sclerotherapy is to check if the appearance of prominent veins is not a sign of underlying issues.

Enlarged veins can sometimes indicate:

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency (A condition where blood flow from the veins to the heart is compromised)
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis ( A condition that may be the result of cancer)
  • And blood clots

Before concluding, talk to your doctor to determine if prominent veins are concerning.

Risk Factors for Serious Vein Issues

If your doctor determines that your veins are indicators of problems with your health, it’s crucial to know the factors that could put you at risk of developing issues.

Risk factors include

  • Your weight
  • Age
  • Family history
  • And height
Is Sclerotherapy Right for You?
Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy

Are You a Candidate For Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is the act of removing prominent veins that give off an embarrassing, unsightly appearance.

If spider and varicose veins are painful, Sclerotherapy may benefit you. The procedure eliminates the appearance of the veins and rids you of the pain that sometimes accompanies them. 

While wearing longer clothing may hide the veins, the end goal is to restore your confidence. With time, Sclerotherapy can help you accomplish that.

What to Expect With Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure. Many people have noted how they can quickly get back to feeling good about themselves. The procedure generally takes an hour to complete, and you should be able to go home the very same day.

Most people have to avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks while they recover. While the appearance of some veins can take several months to fade, you can expect to start seeing results after six weeks.

There are instances where multiple sessions are required, but this can vary depending on the area where the veins persist.

Set Up a Consultation

Don’t let varicose or spider veins rob you of your confidence. If you’re looking for treatment options for spider or varicose veins, call us at (281) 888 -1464 to schedule a consultation. 

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