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Get Rid of Varicose Veins with Sclerotherapy
It’s been awfully hot in Michigan this summer – but many women still avoid wearing shorts and bathing suits due to unsightly varicose veins. At AMAE Med Spa we’ve got you covered with a simple procedure performed in our Birmingham Medical Spa that gets rid of varicose and spider veins, called sclerotherapy.
How Sclerotherapy Gets Rid of Varicose Veins
Sclerotherapy treatment involves injecting a solution directly into the vein you wish to get rid of. The sclerotherapy solution causes the vein to scar – which then forces blood to reroute through other healthier veins.
The unused vein eventually simply collapses and is reabsorbed into the body tissue – ultimately fading away completely.
Treated veins only take a few weeks to fade away, although occasionally with larger veins it may take a month or more to see the full results. Rarely, in some instances, very stubborn veins may need more than one sclerotherapy treatment.
Benefits of Getting Rid of Varicose Veins with Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is most often done for cosmetic reasons – to improve the appearance of calves and thighs. However, this treatment can also have certain medical benefits.
Sclerotherapy can improve symptoms related to varicose veins, including:
- Leg cramps at night
Is Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins Safe?
Sclerotherapy is a very routine and safe “outpatient” procedure with very few complications.
Temporary side effects may include some bruising, redness, dark spots, or tiny red blood vessels at the injection site. These side effects typically go away within a few days or weeks. In rare cases, it may take months for these tiny marks to fully disappear.
More serious side effects and complications, such as blood clots, are extremely rare.
While Sclerotherapy is safe for the majority of people, you should wait to have the treatment if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
People with underlying blood vessel disease, a recent illnesses, or an existing medical condition such as a heart condition or a past history of blood clots may not be good candidates.
Click Here to Read About What to Expect During Sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy Varicose Vein Treatment – Birmingham, MI
Birmingham double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers the absolute best, state-of-the-art technologies in removing varicose veins. In addition to Sclerotherapy, we also offer Nordlys Ellipse IPL laser skin treatments.
Each varicose vein treatment begins with a consultation with Doctor Ali. Treatments are selected and optimized to meet the specific needs of each client with the most innovative and comprehensive products and technologies.
Schedule a consultation – and then relax in our Birmingham Med Spa, and get the gorgeous, vein-free legs you’ll love!