Visible leg veins can be a huge embarrassment if you love to show off your skin in shorts or swimming suits or if you like to wear skirts to the office. Rather than covering them up at all times, you can successfully treat many of these visible veins with sclerotherapy at Cardiac Associates of North Jersey, which proudly serves the Yonkers area. Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for both spider veins as well as some varicose veins and can provide permanent solutions.
Visible veins can appear in the legs for a variety of reasons. They could be due to genetics, weight gain, excessive standing, lack of daily activity or other cardiovascular issues. Most often, veins appear due to a back flow of blood. Blood is supposed to flow against gravity from the legs back to the heart with the help of one-way valves in the veins. When these valves stop working correctly, they may no longer close, and blood may pool in the legs. This causes the veins to become more visible in the case of spider veins and to bulge from the surface of the skin in the case of varicose veins.
While spider veins pose mainly cosmetic issues as they mar the appearance of your skin, varicose veins can also cause physical symptoms, such as itchy skin, swelling and leg cramps. Without treatment, these venous issues can progress until you find it difficult to stand during the day or sleep at night.
Thankfully, we can offer you relief with sclerotherapy at Cardiac Associates of North Jersey. Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive treatment for veins. During this treatment, we will inject a special solution into the affected vein. The injection causes them to harden and die. Once dead, the vein will close and your blood will be redirected to healthier veins.
Sclerotherapy is a great solution in Yonkers for visible leg veins for a variety of reasons. First, it is a minimally-invasive solution that does not require incisions to cut out the veins entirely. It works in quick appointments and provides lasting relief. It can decrease discomfort and cramping with varicose veins and can improve the look of spider veins. This can make you feel better about your skin and more willing to show off your legs in public.