Lovely legs are a great summertime accessory – whether you’re a woman donning a short, sassy sundress or a guy rocking a pair of Bermuda shorts. But if your legs are becoming marked with unsightly spider veins or varicose veins, help is available – and right now is a great time to get it.
There are number of risk factors for developing spider and varicose veins, such as hormones, heredity, age, weight, leg injury and pregnancy, just to name a few. Your veins have tiny valves designed to prevent blood from flowing backwards. They get help from your leg muscles which work to pump the veins, pushing the blood back up your body to the heart. Trouble is, when your vein walls and valves weaken, they’re unable to carry blood upward. The force of gravity causes blood to instead flow backward and pool inside those tiny valves. As a result, the valves and veins swell, bulge against the surface of the skin and harden.
To alleviate the discomfort and improve the appearance of spider or varicose veins, Associates in Dermatology offers sclerotherapy, a minimally invasive and highly effective procedure that has proven beneficial to patients for decades. Sclerotheraphy involves the injection of a sclerosing solution into an affected vein. This solution actually damages the vein, which may seem counterintuitive. However, the damage actually serves to seal off spider and small varicose veins, preventing blood from pooling inside them. Because the vein is no longer functional, it simply breaks down and fades away.
Sclerotherapy requires little to no downtime and patients are able to resume non-physical day-to-day activities immediately, and more vigorous physical movement within a few weeks. However, post-treatment care does call for wearing compression stockings to help keep swelling at bay and promote upward blood flow. That’s why the fall season is a great time to undergo sclerotherapy treatment. As temperatures begin to drop, skin-baring summertime fashions are giving way to warmer, longer looks which makes it easier to hide those effective yet admittedly unfashionable compression stockings.
So Ladies and gentlemen – if your legs are showing signs of varicose or spider veins, act now to assure they’re again ready for the 2015 summer season. Call 800-827-SKIN (7546) and schedule a consultation with Orlando’s Associates in Dermatology today.
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