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Monday, April 19, 2010

Sclerotherapy

One of the most common problems that women face comes in the form of 'spider veins' (clusters of blue, purple or red veins which usually appear on the ankles, calves and thighs). These veins lie close to the surface of the skin and the appearance of 'spider veins' can be due to hormonal changes, heredity, pregnancy, significant weight changes or activities which require standing or sitting for very long periods of time.

Another similar type of veins that tends to appear is varicose veins; these are slightly larger than 'spider veins', are darker in color and have a tendency to bulge. This type of vein is more likely to cause some sort of pain and may be related to more serious circulatory disorders.

Better Looks is asked on a regular basis concerning ways in which these kinds of irritating veins can be eliminated. Luckily, we have the right solution for our many worried clients: sclerotherapy treatment. This procedure consists in the injection of a sclerosing solution into the veins themselves, irritating the veins and causing a thrombus (blood clot); this eventually heals and produces scar tissue, which blocks the vein and makes it disappear.

When it comes to sclerotherapy, you must keep in mind that the affected vein will vanish completely and it usually takes more than one session to reach the desired results. Also, this procedure only treats the veins which have come to the surface and does not prevent other 'untreated' veins from becoming visible with time.

The best candidates for this treatment usually fall in the age range of 30 to 60. However, these types of veins can become visible in women very early in their lives, such as in their teenage years. 'Spider veins' aren't as common in men as in women, but they sometimes do happen; keep in mind that sclerotherapy has the same level of effectiveness in both females and males.
If the appearance of your legs causes you worries or makes you self-conscious, there is no need to be anxious any longer. Visit the vein treatment section of our Better Looks website for more information and send us an email so we can set up an appointment for you!

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