Sclerotherapy treatment relieves discomfort, improves appearance of spider veins for Newport Beach patients

It’s estimated 50 to 55 percent and 40 to 45 percent of American women and men respectively are living with a vein-related problem. The government reports half of Americans aged 50 and older have varicose veins. You don’t have to live with the embarrassment and even pain associated with these conditions, thanks to sclerotherapy.

The problem

The heart sends oxygen and nutrient filled blood to the body by way of arteries. The veins send the blood back to the heart. Muscles in your legs squeeze the blood back to the heart. The veins are equipped with valves that keep the blood from flowing back.

In some circumstances, those valves may become weak. Weakened valves allow the blood to leak back into the veins where it pools. This “backed-up” blood can appear either as reddish, web-like lines (spider veins), or as bigger, often blue or purplish cords that may bulge (varicose veins).

A predisposition toward vein problems and unsightly or uncomfortable symptoms may be in the genes. Hormonal changes, obesity, and periods of inactivity are also factors. Furthermore, spider veins can show up on the face in fairer-skinned patients as a form of sun damage.

The answer

While spider veins rarely indicate serious problems, they may burn or itch. If blood is pooling quite deeply, you may experience the sores, skin ulcers, aching, throbbing, swelling, restless legs, and cramping so often associated with varicose veins.

Whether spider veins are the source of discomfort and medical complications or not, many sufferers want them treated for cosmetic purposes. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy all the benefits of living in sunny Newport Beach, including wearing shorts or a swimsuit without embarrassment?

Arta Dermatology offers sclerotherapy treatment for both spider and varicose veins.

It is a treatment of choice for more than a couple of reasons. Sclerotherapy is a well-established method to treat these problematic veins effectively, usually within a few weeks. Side effects are typically fleeting and minimal including:

  • Stinging
  • Spots or discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

These side effects are limited to the injection site, because the liquid sclerosing agent that does its magic is injected right into the problematic veins. This liquid stops the blood from flowing back and pooling. As this process occurs, the vein will fade.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Farshidi to find out more about sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins. Newport Beach patients with facial veins may also benefit from light-based therapies, such as IPL. Call (949) 531-7111.

 

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