Do you have unsightly varicose or spider veins? You are not alone. Varicose veins are large, swollen, raised blood vessels that develop in the legs and are often unavoidable. Spider veins on the other hand, are somewhat smaller than varicose veins, appearing as red, purple, and blue blood vessels. Heredity, hormonal influences, certain medications, and health conditions are all common causes for the veins to develop. If you have started to notice the appearance of the veins, you can treat the veins with vein therapy in Dallas. Dr. Connie Casad offers Sclerotherapy to reduce the appearance of varicose and spider veins.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Since the 1930s, Sclerotherapy has been a safe and effective form of treatment to reduce the appearance of veins. This treatment involves a simple medical procedure to inject a solution, which is usually made from a salt solution, into the vein. The lining of the large vein then becomes irritated, causing it to collapse and become stuck together as the blood clots. Over time, this causes the vein to turn into scar tissue, causing the appearance of the vein to fade.
Who Can Benefit from Sclerotherapy?
Not everyone is a candidate for this form of therapy. To determine if you are a candidate for treatment, Dr. Casad will perform a consultation to ensure the procedure will be safe and effective for you. While most people are candidates for treatment, pregnant women, those taking birth control pills and those who have previously had a blood clot are not candidates. In addition, there may be other underlying health conditions that can prevent you from benefiting from the treatment.
How is the Procedure Performed?
If it is determined that you are a candidate for treatment, a fine needle is used to inject the solution directly into the vein to be treated. In some cases, you may experience slight discomfort, which will subside within a couple of minutes. This is typically common with larger veins being treated. Since multiple veins can be treated during one session, the length of time each session takes will vary; however, the typical session lasts less than 30 minutes.
After the procedure, there is little to no recovery time. You are able to resume normal activities immediately. You will be required to wear support stockings for 72 hours after the treatment and it is best to avoid any heavy lifting for 48 hours.
While the treatment is safe and effective, depending on the severity of the veins’ appearance, you may require more than one treatment session to achieve your desired results. After performing your consultation, Dr. Casad will discuss your individualized treatment plan, including the number of sessions recommended.
Reverse the Appearance of Unsightly Veins
Dr. Casad commonly performs this cosmetic procedure for those looking to reverse the appearance of spider and varicose veins. Using the safe and effective treatment, she will help you achieve more youthful and attractive skin by removing the appearance of large, dark veins.
If you are interested in Dallas vein therapy, contact Dr. Casad’s office today to schedule a consultation.