Medical injections used to treat and remove spider veins, varicose veins and reticular veins from the legs and feet.
Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment that is used by doctors to treat the appearance of varicose veins and vessels- or lymphatic malformations in patients. A specialised medical salt solution gets injected directly into these unsightly veins and causes a tiny bit of inflammation and coagulation in the vessels, causing them to narrow, shrink and eventually disappear.
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These twisted and enlarged veins commonly appear in the legs and feet and are caused by faulty or damaged blood valves. In most people these veins are benign, and they choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons. There are however instances where it can cause medical complications.
These visible clusters of red, blue or purple veins appear like spider’s webs just under the skin. They are caused by additional pressure on capillaries in the legs and are often associated with sitting or standing too long.
A variety of reasons can cause damage to tiny blood vessels just under the surface of the skin. Extreme weather, sun, Rosacea, some cosmetic procedures and overall aging can induce their appearance on areas like the cheeks, around the nose and chin.
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Injecting the salt-solution could create a bit of discomfort in the patient. You might experience mild pain or bruising around the injected area, but this will fade in just a couple of days.
They won’t disappear immediately and will need a bit of time to be dismantled and absorbed by the body. Smaller veins will be gone in around 3-6 weeks while the larger veins take about 3-4 months to respond.
Inside our veins are small one-way valves that open up to allow blood through while preventing the backflow of blood. When vein walls stretch or lose their elasticity, it weakens the valves and they cannot perform properly, resulting in a collection of blood that appears as swollen or enlarged veins in the legs and feet.
These veins form because of added pressure on them and the three most common causes to these veins are prolonged standing, pregnancy and genetics.
Unfortunately, these will only delay their progression. Because of their causes the best you can do in addition to compression stockings is to manage your weight and prevent from being on your feet for too long.
Sclerotherapy is specifically used to treat these conditions in the leg region.
You might be bruised for the 2-3 weeks after your treatment and red bumps might appear where you were injected which will last for about 6-24 hours. Some patients also find some discomfort in walking and in rare occasions they mentioned muscle aches. Some rare side effects could include allergic reactions, ulceration, numbness and swelling of the ankle. This procedure is recommended to get done during Winter as you will need to wear compression stocking for two weeks after the procedure.