Varicose veins are veins that have become twisted and swollen and can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics, age, being overweight, hormones, standing or sitting for prolonged periods, and pregnancy.
Most commonly, varicose veins occur in your legs, as standing and walking puts pressure on the veins in your legs and lower body, causing the valves in your veins over time to stop pumping blood back up to your heart correctly.
Unless you are genetically predisposed to varicose veins or you are older than 50 years of age, varicose veins can generally be prevented by making small lifestyle changes.
If you do develop varicose veins or their smaller cousin, spider veins, there are treatment options available for you through Ashbrooke Cosmetic Surgery.
Varicose Vein Treatment
To get rid of those varicose or spider veins, Ashbrooke Cosmetic Surgery offers a type of spider vein treatment known as Sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy involves injections into unwanted veins with a sclerosant – a solution that results in shrinkage in the target veins, causing them to fade and disappear over several weeks.
By applying immediate pressure on the site of injections, the opposing walls of the veins are brought together, causing them to stick together and effectively closing the vein.
Contact Ashbrooke Cosmetic Clinic In Surry Hills
If you are looking to get rid of unsightly varicose veins or spider veins, Dr Nair at Ashbrooke Cosmetic Clinic can help you using sclerotherapy.
Enjoy your beautiful legs again – contact Ashbrooke Cosmetic Surgery today to discuss your potential vein treatment in Sydney.
Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard in varicose and spider vein treatment, as it is non-invasive and takes less than an hour to perform, with patients able to resume their daily activities immediately following treatment.
The rate of recurring varicose veins or spider veins after sclerotherapy is also very low. Rather than just treating the varicose or spider veins, sclerotherapy addresses the “feeder veins,” which cause the varicose and spider veins to form in the first place.
Another benefit of sclerotherapy is the low patient downtime, with patients actually encouraged to go for a 20-minute walk post-procedure.
For those who young and do not have a history of varicose veins in their family, prevention is better than treatment. Varicose veins and spider veins can be prevented with simple lifestyle changes.