Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure for treating spider veins and varicose veins. It involves injecting FDA-approved sclerosing agents into troublesome veins to make them disappear. The procedure can enhance the cosmetic appearance and alleviate pain or other side effects of damaged veins.
Are you self conscious about veins that lie near the surface of your skin? Do you wish to seek information from a specialist? Surface veins i.e. spider veins are reoccurring problems individuals have with aging, heredity, and in some cases hormonal changes. According to American College of Phlebology, spider veins affect nearly one in three women and one in five men. Although, spider veins are a common condition, cosmetically speaking, they are an eye sore, and can easily be treated with noninvasive procedures depending on your circumstance.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment vs Laser Vein Treatment when Treating Spider Veins?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment is a common treatment for spider veins, used as an alternative to more conventional treatment methods like laser vein treatment. The difference being in the actual use of the laser. For example, vein specialists generally use laser treatment to get rid of deeper veins by feeding the laser into the veins, but may also use laser to treat visible spider and reticular veins. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is another method of providing a very similar treatment but is only really used for surface veins (i.e. veins that are visible at the surface of the skin). Intense Pulsed Light treatment requires no downtime, and can be performed in an office setting with the non-invasive treatments lasting 15-45 minutes depending on the nature of the veins needing treatment.