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Are you experiencing the look of varicose veins or spider veins? Does the appearance of your superficial prominent veins cause you to feel embarrassed or insecure? Prominent superficial veins can also cause unpleasant symptoms like swelling, burning sensations, and aching due to the fact that they impede blood flow. It is our primary goal to help all of our clients attain optimum health and wellness. That is why we provide tailored sclerotherapy treatments at Platinum Sculpt to treat and remove superficial spider and varicose veins.
What Kinds of Veins Do We Treat?
About fifty percent of all women have either spider or blue veins-- unattractive blue, purple or red clusters on their thighs, calves or ankles. In addition to being unsightly, these veins can also cause burning, swelling or cramping sometimes.
At Platinum Sculpt, we have several methods of making both spider veins and blue veins invisible and getting rid of the symptoms related to them. These procedures are virtually painless, minimally invasive and include little recovery time.
How Are Veins Treated?
Sclerotherapy is the cosmetic dermatology procedure of choice for spider veins. This treatment involves injecting a sclerosing agent-- typically a saline solution-- into the vein, causing it to fade slowly over time. The treatment uses a small micro-needle which causes minimal pain.
Larger blue veins are treated with sclerotherapy, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapies, or a combination of both. With IPL, the light energy is absorbed by the targeted vein, leaving the bordering tissue unaffected. The energy heats the vein wall to the point that it collapses and closes and causes the vein's blood to coagulate. Over time the coagulated blood is absorbed by the body and the vein becomes invisible.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
A sclerotherapy session generally takes about 30 minutes. The period of time needed to finish the treatment may vary from patient to patient, depending on the number of veins being treated.
Following your procedure, movement like walking is important to keep blood clots from developing within the area that was treated. It is advised that patients use compression stockings or bandages for up to two weeks after their sclerotherapy treatment. Most patients can go back to their everyday routine in about 24 to 48 hours after their procedure. However, it is necessary for patients to avoid vigorous exercise or activities for a few weeks after receiving sclerotherapy therapy.
Benefits of sclerotherapy include:
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance and unpleasant symptoms related to small superficial spider or varicose veins, sclerotherapy or another vein therapy could help you. Contact us today at Platinum Sculpt and book your consultation towards improved health and wellness.