Think about how long you’re on your feet over the course of the day. Whether your job is labor intensive or you mostly stick to your desk, you can probably account for at least a few hours of walking (or running!) each day. As time passes, these hours add up to lots of stress on your legs. This stress is what causes burst vessels and unsightly, sometimes painful, spider veins.
While spider veins are truly just a fact of life - everybody gets them! - some particularly severe ones may be keeping you from showing off your legs this summer. Sclerotherapy is a safe and easy way to reduce the appearance of spider veins on the legs. Here are 3 reasons why you should give it a chance and spend a beach day in your favorite swimsuit this summer:
- It’s minimally invasive. Sclerotherapy doesn’t require any serious incisions or invasiveness. Your Winter Park aesthetician will perform a series of injections into the affected veins, causing them to shrink back and divert blood flow to healthy veins. Usually including lidocaine, these injections are relatively low-pain and won’t leave you with any scars.
- It’s a no-downtime procedure. The effects of sclerotherapy are immediately visible and conditions continue to improve over the next three to six weeks. The best part about it? You can go right from your procedure back to work or your other daily activities. Your physician may advise you to wear compression socks and minimize sun exposure to treated areas, but other than that, you can proceed as usual.
- You might find your pain is reduced. Spider veins often bring along some pain and itchiness with them. You may find that having sclerotherapy and redirecting your blood flow back to healthy veins reduces a lot of that pain, and makes sitting and standing for long periods of time much more comfortable.
Not sure if you’re the right candidate for sclerotherapy? If you’re keeping your legs covered up rather than enjoying this beautiful summer sun, there’s a good chance this procedure is right for you. Call the Winter Park aestheticians at Samano Aesthetics 321-397-0692 today. We’ll schedule your consultation and help you find the right procedures for your aesthetic needs.