Varicose Veins Treatment
Bellmore Dermatology offer this safe and effective treatment that eliminates unsightly spider and varicose veins to give your hands and legs an even, more youthful appearance. In this simple procedure, veins less than 2mm wide are injected with a glycerin-based sclerosing solution that causes them to collapse and fade from view.
Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for improving the appearance of varicose and spider veins on the legs. It is also performed to treat symptoms caused by these conditions, such as aching, swelling and burning.
Sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical solution directly into the varicose or spider vein. The solution causes the vein walls to swell, stick together and seal shut, stopping the flow of blood. As a result, the vein fades within a few weeks.
Varicose veins are caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins. The heart pumps oxygen-rich blood to the body through the arteries. Veins then carry the blood from the body back to the heart. As your leg muscles squeeze, they push blood back to the heart from your lower body against the flow of gravity.
Veins have valves that act as one-way flaps to prevent blood from flowing backward as it moves up your legs. If the valves become weak, blood can leak back into the veins and collect there, causing veins to enlarge and become varicose.
Spider veins can develop from weak or damaged valves as well. They can also be caused by hormone changes, exposure to sun and injuries.