Show Off Your (Spider Vein Free) Legs This Summer

Are your legs ready for summer? Although you are much more likely to grab your jacket than your swimsuit right now, now’s the time to start thinking about bikini season. If you’ve got spider veins, come see Dr. Matarasso and learn how sclerotherapy can transform your legs. You won’t be hiding under a wrap or shorts this summer; with sclerotherapy your legs will be show-off ready come summer this year.

Spider Veins… What Causes Them?

Spider veins might be small, but they certainly aren’t attractive. These twisting and turning blood vessels can creep across the legs and face, leaving dark purple and blue marks that are easily seen. They are completely harmless to your body, but not so much to your self-esteem. Will you get spider veins? Some of these factors may increase your chances:

  • Your Genetic Makeup- if mom’s got them, you probably will too.
  • Being on Your Feet- hairdressers, nurses and others are especially prone to the condition.
  • Hormones
  • Using Birth Control
  • Obesity and more.

Women are more likely to have spider veins than men and your chances of getting them increase with age. Some estimates figure that 60% of adults have them. If you do have spider veins, you don’t have to keep them. Sclerotherapy can help.

What is Sclerotherapy?

O-B_shutterstock_97861916Sclerotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for spider veins. In less than an hour the almost painless procedure can eliminate or greatly reduce the appearance of spider veins, making you swimsuit and shorts ready in plenty of time for summer. Results take anywhere from 3-6 weeks to appear (now’s the perfect time to come in). Generally only one treatment is needed.

Schlerotherapy involves injecting a specialized solution into the spider veins. This solution causes the vein to collapse, reducing its appearance. Blood flow to the unsightly vein is cut off and the body will redirect blood through other, less visible channels. The process isn’t dangerous and can lead to a more even skin tone and more beautiful legs.

After Sclerotherapy

Recovery from treatment is minimal. You’ll need to wear special elastic bandages for a few hours and compression stockings for a few days. Most patients can return to work and other activities immediately.

The results are permanent, although new veins may appear, (which can be treated with sclerotherapy as well).

Do you want to be sitting on the beach in full length jeans this year? Of course not! Give us a call today and make sure your legs are summer ready.