Do you have spider veins that are affecting your self-confidence? Do you have varicose veins that you wish you could eliminate? With sclerotherapy vein treatment at Cardiac Associates of North Jersey in Oakland, NJ, you can quickly and easily eliminate your disordered veins and improve your health and appearance. Today, we’re discussing who the ideal candidate for this treatment is and much more.
Are You a Candidate for Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment?
We need to assess your areas of concern and discuss your health history to verify that you are a good candidate for sclerotherapy vein treatment. However, as a general rule, you can expect to qualify for this treatment if you are neither pregnant nor breastfeeding, you are free from blood clotting disorders, and you are in fairly good overall health.
Note, most people who receive this treatment are between the ages of 30 and 60. However, you can still be considered a good candidate for this treatment as long as you are a fairly healthy adult with concerns about spider veins or varicose veins.
What Can You Expect During Your Treatment Session?
Sclerotherapy vein treatment entails administering an irritating solution into the disordered vein directly. Eventually, the sclerosant solution irritates the walls of the targeted veins to the point that they collapse. Once they collapse, blood can no longer flow through them. Eventually, they starve, turn into scar tissue, and are absorbed by healthier tissues.
Once these destroyed disordered veins are absorbed by healthy tissues in the local area, you don’t have to worry about them growing back. They are gone for good. However, you should be aware that it is possible for other veins in your body to become disordered.
What Causes Spider Veins
There are several potential causes of spider veins, including UV ray damage, standing for long periods of time, sitting for long periods of time, obesity, hormone imbalances, age, sex, and a history of blood clots. However, you should be aware that your genes most significantly affect how likely you are to develop disordered veins.
There is a very strong possibility that you will develop varicose or spider veins in the future if your parents or grandparents have been diagnosed with the condition. Also, the older you are, the more likely you are to develop spider veins. Your skin starts to produce crucial proteins and fibers at a reduced rate as you age, thinning the skin and making veins more visible.
Sclerotherapy vein treatment is more often used to treat spider veins, and there are few symptoms of spider veins. Essentially, spider veins are visible veins with numerous multi-directional branches that most commonly occur on the face and legs. Sometimes, they are painful, but they are more likely to be itchy than painful.
However, most people seek treatment for spider veins because they affect their self-confidence. This vein therapy can also be used to treat varicose veins. Varicose veins are similar to spider veins, but they are larger and deeper beneath the skin. Also, they are far more likely to be uncomfortable or painful.
How To Prepare for This Treatment
Due to the non-invasive nature of this vein therapy, there is very little you need to do to prepare for your treatment. However, it is important that you refrain from shaving or applying lotion to the treatment areas in the 24 hours leading up to your appointment. Also, it is highly advisable to wear loose, comfortable clothes to your appointment.
If you are having your lower legs treated, we recommend wearing shorts to your appointment. If you don’t want to wear shorts to your appointment, you should bring a pair of shorts to your appointment. Note, it is also highly advisable to bring a pair of compression stockings to your appointment if you are having your lower legs treated. Increasing pressure in the treatment area will help you see your final results faster.
What To Expect After Your Treatment
The recovery period following your vein therapy is very short. For the most part, you will be able to resume your usual routine immediately. However, you do need to make sure that you walk around regularly to increase blood circulation in the treatment area.
Also, it is highly advisable to avoid direct sun exposure and vigorous physical activity for two weeks following your treatment. Finally, it is very important that you wear a compression garment for three weeks following your treatment session.
How To Reduce Your Risk of Future Spider Vein Development
Sometimes, spider veins and varicose veins are caused by genetics and can’t be prevented. However, other times, disordered veins are caused by something preventable. To reduce your chance of developing disordered veins:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Get regular exercise
- Only drink alcohol in moderation
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
There is a very good chance that you will qualify for sclerotherapy vein treatment if you are concerned about spider or varicose veins, not pregnant or breastfeeding, and fairly healthy. However, the only way to find out for sure whether this treatment is right for you is to come in for an initial consultation. To schedule your initial evaluation, contact us today at Cardiac Associates of North Jersey in Oakland, NJ.