Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is most often used to treat varicose veins. Varicose veins are also known as chronic venous insufficiency. These veins often protrude from the legs and their color is highly visible through the skin. Their appearance can cause some patients to feel insecure or self-conscious of their appearance, although there are also medical concerns associated with varicose veins that should be corrected before they worsen.
The team of experts at Internal Beauty Med Spa has years of experience diagnosing and treating varicose veins and other vascular malformations with sclerotherapy. The team at Internal Beauty Med Spa utilizes the safest and most effective methods available to get you the best results possible.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are characterized by evidence of veins swelling and bulging, usually in the legs. This is caused by weak vein walls that allow blood to collect and pool within the vein, incidentally weakening the vein valves in the process. As blood continues to pool up the veins they will become more and more prominent on the surface of the skin. Varicose veins may be painful and can also cause skin issues. Sclerotherapy is a viable option to mitigate your pain and reduce the appearance of varicose veins at the same time!
What is Sclerotherapy Used to Treat?
At Internal Beauty Med Spa, we utilize Sclerotherapy to treat a few other conditions as well, including:
- Malformed lymph vessels – carry lymphatic fluid or lymph (helps the immune system fight infections)
- Hemorrhoids – when blood vessels surrounding the rectum swell and become irritated, causing pain and making bowel movements uncomfortable.
Patients experiencing varicose veins should consider sclerotherapy when:
- The veins are causing pain
- Your legs are sore or feel heavy
- Your legs and/ or feet are patchy/dry
- A rash begins to develop near the vein
What To Expect From Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment
For the procedure, you’ll lie on your back with your legs slightly elevated. After disinfecting the treatment area, The team at Internal Beauty Med Spa will use a fine needle to slowly insert a solution into the target vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vein, forcing it to swell shut and impede the flow of blood.
Eventually, the vein will deteriorate into scar tissue and be cleared away by the natural processes within the body. You can expect the typical pinching sensation of getting a needle. If you have a lot of pain, tell the doctor as pain may indicate that an issue has occurred! Once the needle is withdrawn, a medical compression pad will be applied to the area and gentle massages to the area to keep blood out of the targeted vessel.
The number of injections you require completely depends on the number of problematic veins and the size of the veins being treated. The team at Internal Beauty Med Spa will discuss your treatment plan during a comprehensive consultation beforehand.
Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment in Greenbelt, Maryland
If you are suffering from varicose veins or other venous malformations, you may be a good candidate for sclerotherapy vein treatment at Internal Beauty Med Spa! Our team of experts has years of experience in expertly administering sclerotherapy to patients and helping them achieve visibly reduced vein appearance. Call our offices to learn more or schedule an appointment online today!