Varicose veins are more than a cosmetic issue. Also known as spider veins, varicose veins are a vascular issue that can lead to more serious complications if left untreated. With safe and effective sclerotherapy treatment, you can confidently stroll the beaches of Santa Monica with vein-free legs.
Causes of Spider Veins
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Hormonal imbalances
Getting Rid of Spider Veins in Los Angeles
The process of sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical sclerant into the vein to stop the flow of blood. This liquid chemical irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to harden and eventually be absorbed by the body.
Preparing for the Procedure
Before your treatment, we will gather information about your medical history and advise you to stop taking any form of blood thinning medication, including aspirin, and to stop smoking. Twenty-four hours prior to the procedure, you should avoid the use of lotion, and do not shave your legs that day. Wear comfortable shorts that leave the treatment area exposed. It is best to avoid the sun as well.
After the Procedure
You will most likely be able to return to your normal activities that same day. Avoid strenuous exercise, and follow all post-treatment care recommendations.