Legs for Days
Is the coming of summer making you more aware of unsightly veins that have appeared over the winter? Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent varicose and spider vein development. The good news, treatments like Sclerotherapy can help reduce the appearance and rid your legs of veins permanently. Confidently free your legs this summer with the help of Dr. Khattab.
FACT: VARICOSE VEINS ARE THE BIGGER BROTHER OF SPIDER VEINS. BOTH ARE ENLARGED VEINS. SPIDER VEINS ARE FLAT, TYPICALLY 1MM IN DIAMETER WHERE AS VARICOSE VEINS TEND TO BULDGE, TYPICALLY 3 TO 10MM IN DIAMETER.
Most commonly, varicose and spider veins appear as tiny clusters of red, blue, or purple veins on thighs, calves, and ankles. Caused by numerous factors including heredity, hormonal shifts, and long periods of sitting or standing—varicose and spider veins are prevalent during pregnancy and with weight fluctuation. Veins develop as blood cannot move properly due to weakened valves forcing blood to flow in only one direction. Although not generally considered painful, some notice that varicose and spider veins ache.
What can you do? Sclerotherapy is the process in which a sclerosing solution is injected directly into the afflicted vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse. Once the vein collapses, the vein will fade from sight. The procedure takes only 15 to 30 minutes per injection site—although some find that multiple treatments are necessary to completely dissolve the vein. As needles become increasingly smaller, Sclerotherapy is becoming an easier and less painful procedure. Recovery time is short. Some bruising may occur. Avoid strenuous or aerobic activity for the first week. Women are encouraged to wear support hose to help aid in the veins recovery. The results should be fully visible within two months.
Enjoy the California sunshine without worrying about visible veins. This summer, flaunt your vein-free legs. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Khattab at Beyond Beautiful to see if you could benefit from Sclerotherapy.