Vein Health: Why is it Important
When it comes to systems of the body, each and every one is vital to our health and well-being. This includes the circulatory system, in which the blood is pumped and flows to all areas of the body. You are often reminded of this system thanks to the veins that are visible on all areas of your body, as well as the ones that you cannot see. Veins are responsible for moving blood throughout your body and play an important role. It is because of this that it is important to ensure that you take proper care of your veins, including getting them checked when you feel something may be wrong. It can also involve a treatment known as sclerotherapy, or spider vein removal, for veins that make you uncomfortable or unhappy with your appearance.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are those veins that you often see on the arms and legs, either red or even dark blue, that appear spread and stretched out. Many people often find these unsightly veins popping up with age, weight gain, or side effects of medication, and genetics can even play a role in the development of spider veins. While spider veins are usually harmless, it is important to get these veins checked out once they appear in order to ensure that your veins are still healthy with no problems.
How Are Spider Veins Treated?
Spider veins can cause a lot of self-confidence issues for many women and men, especially if they feel they are unable to wear their favorite clothing or do things that they enjoy, such as go swimming at the beach, because of the way that their body looks. Spider veins were typically treated using invasive, surgical procedures for removal, but with the latest technology known as Sclerotherapy, painful procedures might be a thing of the past for many.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy, or spider vein removal, is a treatment that is usually performed in your doctor’s office and takes anywhere between fifteen and forty-five minutes per session. The treatment is done by taking a sclerosing solution, such as Asclera, and injecting it into the affected veins on the arms or legs. This solution irritates the veins, and in turn causes them to collapse, either eliminating them entirely or reducing their appearance drastically.
While most patients find themselves needing anywhere between three to five sessions, the results that come from these treatments are often more than satisfactory.
If you would like to learn more about sclerotherapy, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today!