Utah Sclerotherapy for Treatment of Varicose and Spider Veins
Utah Sclerotherapy: Best Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose and spider veins are unattractive, bluish protrusions of the skin caused by damaged veins. While the varicose variety tend to be large, twisted, cord-like swellings, spider veins are smaller clusters that are also red or purple in hue. Sufferers of these conditions often complain about appearance, and with good reason. But varicose and spider veins can affect your life in ways other than cosmetic. Swelling, aching, cramping, and throbbing of the legs are all symptoms related to long-term lack of treatment.
Fortunately, Dr. Hadjbian at the Vein Institute of Utah recommends a number of minimally invasive treatment options for your mild to severe vascular problems.
Sclerotherapy for Treatment of Varicose and Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which the doctor targets problem veins in the leg by injecting a special chemical. The solution scars and collapses the damaged vessels, allowing blood to reroute and flow through healthier channels. The original vein needs no further attention, as the body will simply absorb it back into existing tissue. Soon after, any visible traces of the vein fade.
Whether a small gathering of spider veins or a larger varicose vein, Sclerotherapy can dramatically improve the surface of your skin. The procedure is a great solution for patients with particularly stubborn conditions who want to avoid the inconvenience and risk of major surgery. If you’re considering treatment for your damaged veins, learn about the causes of the condition and the great benefits of Sclerotherapy.
Causes of Varicose and Spider Veins
Veins are often weak or damaged because of the great pressure they endure. While pumping blood back up to the heart, veins in your legs are effectively working against gravity. Spider and varicose veins form when blood pools due to poor flow, leaving unsightly bulges in your legs. Some 30 to 50% of Americans suffer from the condition, and for a variety of reasons.
- Prolonged standing or sitting
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Old age
- Injury or recent trauma to the leg
- Weak valves or vein walls
- Medical history
Why Should You Choose Utah Sclerotherapy for Your Treatment?
Many patients choose Sclerotherapy because their varicose or spider veins are small and cause little to no serious pain or inconvenience. The procedure is a great option for those pursuing treatment for cosmetic reasons, as it’s minimally invasive and completely safe. The doctor can target just one or many clusters of veins, making for a very quick operation. You can walk away with immediate results.
For sufferers of more severe vascular cases, visual appearances are still of concern. People who have undergone more intensive vein-stripping surgeries often turn to Sclerotherapy as a follow-up procedure. Small veins that were not cosmetically treated or that returned can be targeted for a more appealing look.
Utah Sclerotherapy Procedure
At the Vein Institute of Utah, Dr. Hadjbian performs Sclerotherapy sessions right in the office. Patients can expect the procedure to take less than an hour, and depending on your specific condition, you may benefit from a number of innovative approaches to treating your spider or varicose veins.
In the traditional method, you’ll lie relaxed on your back with legs slightly elevated. The doctor will inject liquid solution directly into problem areas. Very mild stinging may occur, but for most patients, the experience is completely pain-free. Once the tiny needle is withdrawn, compression is applied, you’re observed for any unlikely side effects, and you’re on your way. Post-surgery, doctors instruct patients to wear appropriate compression stockings for support.
Sclerotherapy works wonders on unsightly spider veins and most small varicose veins. But for larger damaged vessels, Dr. Hadjbian also offers an innovative foam treatment. The alternative solution covers more area, optimizing results for sizable varicose veins.
Effective treatment may also require an ultrasound-guided Sclerotherapy session. Unfortunately, problems at the surface of the skin are often caused by damaged veins deep in the leg. These hard to find sources can make varicose and spider veins very challenging to cure. The Vein Institute of Utah uses only most advanced techniques for pinpointing the underlying causes of your vascular issues–and treating them.
If you’re considering seeking help for your mild to severe vein damage, reach out to Dr. Hadjbian and the Vein Institute of Utah team, or sign up for a FREE Leg Screening Event today. We make sure Utah sclerotherapy treatment is right for you!