The Science of Flaw Correction
Duration: 1 - 2 hours
Varicose veins, those ugly twisting enlarged veins that often appear in our legs as we age, are the result of failing valves within the veins themselves. The veins in our legs have one-way valves, which help to keep the blood flowing upward to our heart and lungs. When these valves weaken or fail as we age, blood pools in the vein and varicose veins result. Fortunately you don’t have to live with this unsightly and often uncomfortable affliction.
At MagnifaSkin MedSpa we inject a special chemical (sclerosant) into the vein. This chemical damages the vein and causes scar tissue to form, eventually closing off the vein and causing it to collapse.
While sclerotherapy does involve some discomfort, most patients report the procedure as being less painful than they anticipated and the vast majority feel that the dramatic results are worth it. Your varicose veins won’t just be diminished or reduced – they will literally disappear! While the injection itself will likely be accompanied by a temporary burning sensation, after the vein collapses when its blood supply is shut off the tissues of the vein die and your body will naturally absorb the vein over a period of a few weeks. During this time you’ll need to wear compression hose until the vein disappears.
And don’t worry about losing a few veins. Your body has hundreds of these veins. Not only can the remaining veins more than compensate, but remember that the varicose vein wasn’t working properly anyway.
Most patients will require 3 to 5 sessions, spaced a few weeks apart. For smaller varicose veins or spider veins, sometimes one treatment is all you’ll need.
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