Varicose veins can develop at any age, but they are most common among mature adults. These are veins that develop as an extension of venous capillaries, and they generally occur just beneath the dermal layers. The bluish or purplish color can really detract from one’s appearance, but varicose veins removal can easily be accomplished via sclerotherapy.
Varicose veins removal via other methods such as surgery or laser cauterization can result in scarring, so we oftentimes recommend sclerotherapy as the preferred treatment. This procedure can be completed in the comfort of our office, and there’s no set downtime after the treatment. If you’re experiencing a decrease in self-confidence because of these red or blue patches that show through your skin, contact us to get all the information about this simple, minimally-invasive treatment.
Causes of Varicose Veins
Varicose and spider veins are thought to be caused by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Individuals who stand on their feet for long periods of time are susceptible to these vein developments. Women who have been pregnant more than once and who have undergone the consequential hormonal changes are also at a higher risk. Weight fluctuation during the mature adult years may also play a role in the development of varicose veins.
These veins generally don’t present any real danger in terms of overall health, but they can redirect blood flow in such a manner as to result in slight nutrient starvation in some of the adjacent tissues. Cramping can occur in the leg where the varicose vein exists. Sclerotherapy is a simple means of getting rid of these vein developments.
How It’s Performed
A sclerosing solution is prepared. When the solution is injected directly into the varicose vein, it irritates the vein walls. We use specialized techniques to inject the solution during varicose veins removal. We’ll know just where to inject the fluid based on our examination of the vein itself during a consultation.
Some of the solution is carried away by the blood flow, but some of it causes an immediate reaction with the tissues of the varicose vein walls. After a short period of time, the vein walls begin to shrink and stick together. This redirects the blood flow. The vein eventually collapses further and eventually degrades. This degraded tissue is carried off as waste material.
Simpler Than Other Treatments
Sclerotherapy is the favored treatment in many cases because there’s virtually no risk of any side effects. If the treated area is in a leg, we may recommend the wearing of compression stockings for a set amount of time following the treatment.
If you’re wary of surgical removal of veins, consider sclerotherapy for varicose veins removal. It’s a really simple treatment that nearly always produces the desired result. To learn more information, simply reach out to the team at Cardiac Associates of North Jersey, located in Oakland. Contact our office today to book your appointment!