Beverly Hills, California, June 30, 2009 — Sclerotherapy can help treat unsightly spider and varicose veins improving the look and health of your legs.
Summertime is when we wear cooler clothing in the form of light summer dresses, shorts, bathing suits and more. For women who love to show off their legs, summertime is a great time to do it. However, if your legs are plagued with spider veins or varicose veins, chances are you’re in no hurry to expose your legs. In fact, you may be dreading the warmer weather every time it comes around.
Disliking your legs because they have spider veins or varicose veins no longer has to be the case. Sclerotherapy can remove unsightly veins and make your legs more attractive.
Spider veins and varicose veins affect at least 50% of American women and at least 40% of American men. Varicose veins are very noticeable because they are large veins that bulge and twist at the surface of the skin. Spider veins are smaller than varicose veins and are thin veins that often spread out like tree branches.
Abnormal veins are caused by what’s known as “venous insufficiency” or poor blood flow. A backup of blood in the veins causes the spider or varicose veins. People who suffer from spider and varicose veins do so because of a variety of reasons including heredity, hormonal changes, pregnancy, menopause and obesity.
There are ways to prevent spider veins and varicose veins. Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Medical Corporation, located in Beverly Hills, offers the following suggestions:
- Avoid standing in one place for a long period of time.
- Exercise regularly. Walking is good for the legs because it increases circulation.
- Raise your legs up 6 to 12 inches above your heart when you are lying down.
- Maintain ideal body weight.
- Keep your legs uncrossed when sitting.
- Avoid high heels.
Prevention is always preferred but if you are already suffering from the embarrassment of spider veins and varicose veins, you’ll want to consider Laser Vein Removal and sclerotherapy. Says Dr. Ourian, “I need to examine each patient and determine the modality of treatment or combination of treatments that will yield the best result.” Sclerotherapy is a procedure that involves injections into the veins to make them shrink. The procedure is not painful. You will feel something like a rubber band snapping against your skin with each injection.
Results do not happen right away. You’ll need to give sclerotherapy a chance to work, typically about two weeks. Your doctor can judge how many visits you’ll need to get the look you want.
Therefore, you’ll need to plan accordingly. The procedure may make the areas look worse before they look better. So, don’t plan to show off your legs on a trip to the Caribbean two days after your procedure! Give your legs a chance to heal, follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions, and your legs will soon look great in that bathing suit, summer dress or shorts!