Varicose veins and spider veins are unsightly and often painful. Varicose veins are large, raised, twisted and turning swollen blood vessels that can be seen through the skin, usually developing in the legs. Spider veins may also appear on the face. They are smaller than varicose veins, blue, red, or purple in color, and the twists and turns of these tiny blood vessels give them a spider-like appearance.
Spider and varicose veins can mar the appearance of the legs and make a woman feel self-conscious in shorts, swimming suits, or shorter dresses or skirts. Varicose veins can cause pain, burning, throbbing, restlessness, or a feeling of heaviness in the legs. Other symptoms may include swelling, ulcers, and darkening of the skin, particularly in the area of the ankles.
Sclerotherapy is the traditional treatment for problem veins, which has been in use since the 1930s. Due to the effectiveness in treating spider and varicose veins, it is still widely used today. Dr. Jeffrey Hoefflin serves Los Angeles and Beverly Hills providing sclerotherapy treatments for women and men who are suffering with problem veins that cannot be resolved with laser treatments.
Sclerotherapy is a procedure performed by injecting targeted veins with a solution formulated to irritate the blood vessel walls and thicken the blood inside the vein. After the injections, the blood vessel closes off, becomes scar tissue, and is absorbed by the body. Within a few months, the treated vein is no longer visible through the skin.
Dr. Jeffrey Hoefflin in Beverly Hills provides Sclerotherapy injections to improve the appearance and relieve the symptoms of unsightly problem veins. This minimally-invasive treatment is popular for a number of reasons.
It is a quick, safe, relatively painless procedure, typically performed in 20 minutes or less. Patients can return to their normal routine immediately after treatment. If you have spider or varicose veins causing you discomfort and detracting from the appearance of your legs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hoefflin to find out if sclerotherapy is the right treatment option for you.