Your veins are a crucial part of your body’s circulatory system. When they are not functioning properly, bulging and enlarged veins, commonly referred to as spider veins, are the uncomfortable and unsightly result. Visit Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica, the top choice for sclerotherapy in Los Angeles, to eliminate your spider veins.
Causes of Spider Veins
Spider veins can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, age, pregnancy, extended periods on your feet, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a process by which the spider veins are sealed off in such a way as to reroute blood to healthy veins. During the procedure, a special solution is injected into the veins, blocking blood flow to that particular area. Once the vein is sealed off, it hardens and safely dissolves into body.
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
Treatment typically lasts 15 to 20 minutes and is relatively pain-free. Most people respond extremely well to the procedure and experience little to no discomfort. You can return to normal activity the same day as your treatment, though strenuous exercise should be avoided immediately afterwards. Walking, however, is encouraged in order to promote circulation.