Reasons for spider veins

Spider veins and varicose veins may be caused by some of the following factors:

  • weight gain,
  • increasing age,
  • lack of exercise,
  • excessive standing,
  • pregnancy.

If you are unsure if you have varicose veins, the following questions may be helpful to ask yourself: Are your veins bulging? Are they blue or dark purple? Are you experiencing pain, burning, swelling or cramping in your legs? Do your legs itch around your veins? Are you experiencing ulcers around the ankles varikosette krem?

If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, it may be time to schedule a consultation.

What is sclerotherapy?

With sclerotherapy, a safe chemical agent is injected into a vein to “sclerose,” or harden, it. The chemical irritates the lining of the vein, making the lining swell and collapse. The vein then turns into scar tissue that disappears from view, and the blood flow diverts to nearby healthy blood vessels varikosette kremas. This procedure is usually done on small lengths of veins.

What is phlebectomy?

The term “phlebectomy” means literally “to remove veins” and it can be used regarding all methods of taking out varicose veins. The procedure consists of making several very small (less than 1/4″) punctures in the skin through which the diseased veins are pulled out. The incisions are then closed with surgical tape (not stitches) and result in almost no scarring. This procedure is more often done with long lengths of diseased veins.

With a phlebectomy, the veins are removed in one procedure, whereas sclerotherapy can require several treatments. Also, a phlebectomy causes fewer brown spots and ulcerations than sclerotherapy.

Ultimately, you and your doctor will discuss whether either of these treatments can work for your particular problem and, if so, which one might be the most effective for you.

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