Spider & Varicose Veins on Legs
Sclerotherapy is a safe and very effective treatment available for eliminating or reducing spider and varicose veins. It is both a cosmetic treatment, which is to rid you of small, surface spider veins but also a medical treatment to help remove deep, large vein known as Varicose veins.
Varicose Veins can strike anyone at anytime, in fact it is said that about 25% of the adult population struggles with them. They appear in the legs when our veins and the one way valves they contain are not functioning properly. They are supposed to keep blood from flowing backwards on its way back to the heart. When these valves are faulty it causes the blood to pool and the veins to bulge. Varicose veins are largely genetic but can also be caused by age, pregnancy, obesity or careers in which standing for long periods of time is required. Dr. Ollewagen performs each medical procedure in which a medication is injected into the vein, creating scar tissue in the lining and will in turn close it. An ultrasound is used to map the veins and guide the injections which provides a faster and safer alternative to vein stripping. Untreated varicose veins can lead to:
- fatigued legs
- night cramping
Cosmetic Sclerotherapy is used to treat those pesky, small veins on the surface of our legs. A sugar solution is injected into each vein causing irritation and then closure. Using this minimally invasive and quick treatment we can provide long lasting relief from the pain and annoyance that spider veins can cause.
If you're tired of hiding your legs in the summer or just sick of sore and aching legs and would like to know more about our sclerotherapy treatments, call the Aurora Medical Centre today.