Varicose veins are gnarled and enlarged veins, while spider veins are a milder version of this condition. Most commonly, varicose veins develop in your legs and feet due to the pressure of standing and walking. Varicose veins are sometimes a purely cosmetic issue, but at other times, they can:
Anyone can get varicose veins, though they are more common in women. You’re also more likely to get varicose veins if you are:
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat small varicose and spider veins. It involves injecting veins with a solution so that they collapse and eventually turn into scar tissue. When this happens, your blood redirects to flow through healthier veins, and the treated veins fade within a few weeks.
In addition to diminishing the appearance of varicose veins, sclerotherapy can reduce pain caused by the damaged veins. Sclerotherapy is a proven procedure that’s been used since the 1930s.
First, you have a consultation with Dr. Bingham in which you can let him know about any pain or discomfort, and show him the veins you’d like to see diminished.
If you’re a good candidate for sclerotherapy, Dr. Bingham takes a tiny needle and injects your varicose veins with a solution. The procedure doesn’t require any anesthesia and takes about 15–30 minutes.
There are a few things you can do to keep your varicose veins at bay, including:
If you have questions about varicose or spider veins, Dr. Bingham is happy to answer them and recommend the best treatment plan for you. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to get started.
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