Nothing beats a great pair of legs! But you can’t have show-stopping stems if they’re riddled with ugly veins. Let’s face it. Protruding blue varicose veins are unsightly and often very painful. However, clusters of red spider veins are equally unattractive, and covering them up with leg makeup is as sloppy as it is ineffective.
The answer to your problem may well be sclerotherapy, which should be performed by a physician or PA who specializes in vein removal. The treatment involves the injection of a special salt solution directly into the vein. This solution causes the walls to stick together and the blood to clot. Then, with the passage of time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades until it is undetectable.
Spider veins generally take 3 – 6 weeks to eliminate, while larger veins typically disappear within 3 – 4 months. Furthermore, studies show that over 90% of sclerotherapy patients respond well to this protocol. What’s more, specialists estimate that 50% to 80% of the veins injected during a session will effectively be eliminated. Best of all, once the vein is gone, it will not return. However, if you are prone to developing varicose and spider veins, all-new veins will eventually emerge, requiring future follow-up treatments.
Meanwhile, here’s more good news: Sclerotherapy is very convenient. Each session typically takes from 15 – 30 minutes, which means you can schedule an appointment during your lunch break and be back at work with time to spare. How many treatments will you need? That depends upon the magnitude of the problem and both the size and location of the veins.
Finally, if you’re like over 90% of sclerotherapy patients, you can look forward to results that will have you showing off your legs as one of your most enviable assets. So dig your short shorts out of the closet and toss away those geriatric opaque stocks. You won’t need them anymore!