Spider veins are the tiny veins that can be seen just under the surface of the skin and often resemble spider webs or legs. They are stretched or dilated blood vessels and are most commonly found on the face, calf, ankle and thigh. They will not go away on their own and only increase in size and visibility with age or the longer they are left untreated. Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive treatment available at our office in Fort Myers that can remove these spider veins completely.
You may be a good candidate for spider vein removal with sclerotherapy if you have these types of veins on your body. They may cause you embarrassment and if they are on your face, you may regularly need to conceal them with makeup. Spider veins are one sign of aging that you want to eliminate.
Sclerotherapy is a safe procedure that has been proven effective since the 1930s. It causes very little, if any, discomfort and there is no extensive recovery time needed. You can go back to work or your other daily activities right after the treatment. It may take multiple treatments to remove all of the spider veins and you may be asked to wear support stockings for a set amount of time to keep the veins closed.
Sclerotherapy in Fort Myers consists of injecting a special solution directly into the spider vein. The solution coagulates the blood and irritates the vessel, causing it to shrink. It will gradually be absorbed by the surrounding tissue and eliminated from the body through natural processes.
Spider veins develop with age, but some younger people develop them for several reasons. Heredity is the most common reason. Hormonal changes may also cause spider veins as can long periods of sitting and standing and weight fluctuations.
Sclerotherapy is a time-tested treatment to eliminate spider veins. You no longer need to be embarrassed by the appearance of these veins on your ankles, face and legs. When you consult with our specialist at Cardiology Consultants of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers, you can learn more about how you can have clear skin again thanks to this treatment. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!