Leg veins are an extremely unpleasant and undesirable condition characterized by unsightly and bulging veins in the legs that appear through the skin as purple, red, or blue formations in a branching or weblike pattern. They are also known as spider veins. They may cause aching, cramping or a heaviness sensation in the legs and even those who do not experience discomfort are usually unhappy with the unsightly appearance of these veins. In the past, surgery was required to get rid of leg veins. We now have a much simpler solution, called sclerotherapy.
What Causes Leg Veins?
Risk factors for the development of unsightly leg veins include hormones, gender, pregnancy, heredity, and prolonged standing. In this condition, the valves of the veins that keep blood flowing in one direction become faulty, resulting in blood reversing flow, backing up, and pooling in the vein, damaging it and creating the varicose vein effect that you see.
How Does Sclerotherapy Treatment Work to Eliminate Varicose Veins?
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat veins in the leg. It is performed by using a thin needle to inject a small amount of a solution into the vessels. This solution, called a sclerosant, causes the lining of the veins to become irritated, shrink and disappear. The procedure usually takes about 15-30 minutes and does not require any anesthesia. After the procedure, the legs are wrapped for a short period of time. As long as you avoid strenuous activities for several days, you can proceed with your normal routine.
Sclerotherapy Treatments in Queens, NY
At Glendale Dermatology. Dr Ted Brezel has over 30 years of experience treating leg veins and is highly proficient in performing sclerotherapy. We can have you saying goodbye to your unsightly spider veins and varicose vein leg pain in virtually no time. Don’t suffer the pain and unpleasantness of varicose veins any longer! Schedule your sclerotherapy appointment today by submitting the form below.