Spider & Varicose Vein Therapy
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins. Healthy leg veins contain valves that open and close to assist the return of blood back to the heart. Venous reflux disease develops when the valves become damaged or diseased leading to varicose veins, pain, swelling, leg heaviness or fatigue. To eliminate varicose veins and spider veins, a solution is injected directly into the vein. The solution replaces the blood and causes the vein to shrink and disappear, over time.
At Trouvaille Med Spa the treatment involves the injection of a solution into the affected veins. With the latest technology, we use Asclera® to help with the affected veins. Aslcera® is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the vein. It works by damaging the inner wall of the vein, and eventually causing the vein to collapse on itself. Over time, the damaged vein is replaced with tissue. Individual results may vary, and many patients will require multiple injection sessions for complete treatment success.
After several spider vein removal sclerotherapy sessions, most patients notice a 70-90% improvement in the appearance and symptoms. The full effect and benefit of treatment usually take several weeks. For this reason, many sclerotherapy specialists recommend waiting 3-6 weeks in between sclerotherapy treatments.
The leading risk factors of varicose veins are hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, pregnancy and a sedentary lifestyle. Other risk factors include regular prolonged periods of standing still, family history, hormonal imbalances and age.
Most people have their spider veins treated for cosmetic reasons. However, depending on the severity of your spider veins, they may cause health risks, such as bleeding.
If you are bothered by the appearance of spider veins or varicose veins of your legs, hands, arms or feet, are not pregnant and do not have localized blood clotting, you are a good candidate.