Types of Veins?
Some estimate that half of all adult women are affected by spider veins. Not only are these veins aesthetically displeasing, they can also cause physical discomfort including pain, swelling, burning, and night cramps. Sclerotherapy can be an excellent way to diminish the appearance of these bothersome and painful veins for patients who suffer from them.
Can You Treat All Types of Veins at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery?
Spider veins, medically termed telangiectasias or sunburst varicosities, can vary in size and skin depth. Most spider veins can be successfully treated with sclerotherapy, though larger troublesome veins (like varicose veins) may not be treated with this method.
Am I a Good Candidate for Vein Treatment at Sunset Cosmetic Surgery?
Good candidates usually include adult women who are not currently breastfeeding or pregnant and men. Patients with certain medical conditions, like AIDS, hepatitis, heart conditions, circulation problems, and diabetes, may not be good candidates for sclerotherapy.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Veins collapse and fade from view when exposed to the sclerotherapy solution. The veins that are close enough to the surface of the skin to see are not productive, functioning veins, so they are not needed for any role in the body.