Spider and varicose vein removal is one of the most commonly misunderstood cosmetic procedures. Often found on the thighs, calves, and sometimes even the face, they are highly visible and relatively close to the skins surface. Varicose veins are quite larger and can be painful to some, depending on the severity of the condition. What most people don’t know is that both spider and varicose veins are hereditary, and with the rapid advancement of technology these unsightly worm-like vermin’s can be easily treated with little to no down-time. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “Over 200,000 laser vein treatments were performed on legs last year, a 10% decline from 2000.” Nicole Cain, RN of Transcend MedSpa in Northbrook, IL; however, believes that the most innovation and effective way to treat varicose and spider veins is through ‘Sclerotherapy’ – a procedure that uses sclerosing solution to inject the vein with a micro needle. “You should never have your spider veins lasered, noted Cain. They’ll resurface later, and through injection you can feel confident in lasting results.”
Depending on the severity of your varicose or spider veins, more than one sclerotherapy treatment may be necessary. The treatments last for 15 to 20 minutes and typically consist of 70-100 injections; case by case scenario of course. Concluding the procedure, patients are asked to wear special heavy-duty stockings to aid with pressure on the veins. This will help to reduce bruising and discomfort within the first 24 hours. Patients are encouraged to proceed with regularly scheduled activities – skimping on the aerobics classes of course.
– Nicole L. Townsend
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