Treat Visible Vessels in Appleton, WI
Genetics, natural aging, long periods of standing, and other factors can cause the formation of visible vessels that go by a range of names, including varicose veins. Excelin Medical Spa in Appleton offers sclerotherapy—an effective and time-tested treatment—for patients dealing with the unwanted veins.
Varicose veins typically form on the legs, appearing dark red, purple, or blue, but they can appear anywhere on the body. They may be fed by smaller veins that resemble many-legged spiders or the webs they build, earning them the nickname “spider veins.” No matter how these veins appear, many people find them to be a visual nuisance on otherwise clear and smooth skin.
How Does Sclerotherapy Work for Varicose Veins?
Though varicose veins carry blood like any other vessel, they are not an important part of the body’s circulatory system. That means they can be safely taken care of without concern for impeding vital blood flow.
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a chemical known as a sclerosing agent directly into the varicose veins. This specialized solution irritates any unwanted vein and causes it to collapse, sealing it off from other veins connected to it. In the following days and weeks, natural processes cause the unused vein to dissolve and be reabsorbed into the body.
What Is a Sclerotherapy Session for Varicose Veins Like?
The Excelin Medical Spa team works closely with each patient to ensure that safety and ideal cosmetic results are always top priority. Even with these standards in mind, a sclerotherapy session can be as short as 10 minutes.
Patients may experience the feeling of a slight pinch during the injection.
Though a single session is likely to generate visible results, multiple treatments will be necessary to completely collapse unwanted veins to the point that they can no longer be seen through the skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Sclerotherapy?
Anyone dealing with varicose veins or spider veins can benefit from this treatment. Typically, older people deal more with these veins, as time and gravity work to gradually reduce veins’ elasticity and cause blood to more easily flow backward and collect in the lower limbs. Physical changes brought about by pregnancy can also create ideal conditions for varicose veins to form.
In addition to their appearance, varicose veins can be uncomfortable or even painful. Patients dealing with these problems should consult with us to determine the best treatment options.
Are There Other Options for Visible Veins?
Excelin Medical Spa offers numerous cosmetic treatments to address a range of problems, including spider veins. Because the smaller visible veins on the face create a red, web-like appearance, they respond well to broadband light. Corrective BBL™ uses intense pulses of light to heat up the red hemoglobin in these veins, collapsing them and leading to clearer skin. While spider veins frequently appear on the legs with varicose veins, they can also form elsewhere.