Sclerotherapy Now for Summer Legs
- Posted on: Mar 15 2020
If you suffer from varicose veins or spider veins in your legs and avoid wearing shorts or a bathing suit during warmer weather because of the way your legs look, Northern Michigan Vein Specialists in Cadillac and Traverse City, MI can help. Using a minimally invasive procedure called sclerotherapy, you can regain the confidence to show your legs.
What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a procedure in which a very small needle is used to inject a solution into the diseased veins. This solution causes the veins to shrink, close off, and gradually disappear. Getting treatment now will ensure your legs are well on their way to a better spring and summer.
My Varicose Veins Are Large. Can You Still Treat Them?
Larger varicose veins, incompetent perforators, and reticular veins can all be treated with sclerotherapy. There are really no restrictions on who can have sclerotherapy to remove their spider veins. The procedure is simple and Dr. Heeringa uses foam sclerotherapy which is more effective than liquid in the treatment of larger varicose veins.
Is Sclerotherapy Painful?
The sclerotherapy treatment uses extremely small needles. Most patients describe the sensation as feeling like a mosquito bite. It is a safe, minimally invasive, outpatient procedure.
How Soon Will I See Results?
You will begin to notice the veins shrinking and disappearing almost right away, although you may experience some redness and swelling as a result of the procedure. Within 4-6 weeks, the veins will be completely reabsorbed by the body. Depending on how much of the surface of your leg is covered in spider veins and varicose veins, you may need more than one session.
Is Sclerotherapy Safe?
Sclerotherapy has been documented as a treatment since the 17th century. Today’s modern version is extremely safe and proven to be effective. There is little to no risk of reaction to the solution used, and millions of people have been treated successfully.
We proudly serve patients from Traverse City, Cadillac, Manistee, Big Rapids, Houghton Lake, Grayling, Sault Ste. Marie MI and surrounding areas with advanced Sclerotherapy treatments. Call today for your consultation at (231) 946-1488 or complete a Contact Form here!
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