You may long for smooth, beautiful skin across your body, but your visible veins may be keeping you from looking your best. These veins often begin quite small and most often show up initially on your legs. However, some of them may grow over time, becoming highly visible, and others may even show up on your face. Today, there are several good ways to address these small veins permanently. Instead of reaching for your makeup to cover up these tiny imperfections, let us help you with sclerotherapy expertly created for your most annoying spider veins.

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are the popular name for telangiectasias. You have probably heard them called spider veins because of their classic web-like patterns that appear on your skin. These tiny veins are so close to the surface of your skin that they shine through in red, purple or blue colors. While they are generally quite harmless physically, they can do much to alter your self-image, making you feel embarrassed and causing you to do almost anything to hide them. Most do not grow larger over time, but more may eventually appear.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive treatment that permanently gets rid of your unwanted spider veins. Rather than treating every single spider vein, we typically focus on the main problematic vein, known as the feeder vein. By treating this one vein, we can successfully get rid of all of the other unhealthy veins in the area.

During your sclerotherapy appointment, you will be awake the entire time. We will inject a sclerosing substance into the vein. This solution irritates the vein, causing it to close. Once the vein is shut down, none of the other problem veins can get blood, and they will gradually die and be reabsorbed by the body.

What are the Benefits of Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is so well-loved because of its many benefits. This is a quick, simple treatment, and you will immediately be able to return home afterwards. Absolutely no surgery is required. Plus, it is a safe, permanent solution.

There is no reason that you should have to live with spider veins these days. Treatment with sclerotherapy at The Vein Center is designed to be fast and easy. If you have any other questions about this treatment or if you are ready to treat your visible veins, contact us today and book a consultation at our office in Mt. Pleasant. We look forward to speaking with you!

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