At this time of the year at Advanced Liposuction Center, we often have more women and men come to us to explore a solution for varicose veins in their legs. One reason for this is that all the activity of the holiday season can bring pain from varicose veins to the forefront. Being on your feet for long periods of time, whether it’s waiting on long lines at the mall to buy gifts or extra time in the kitchen preparing elaborate holiday meals, puts additional pressure on your veins causing you discomfort. Varicose veins can cause your legs to feel tired and the skin around them can become itchy and irritated. Varicose veins happen because of weakening of the valves in the veins. As blood is being pumped back to the heart some blood leaks through the valve and then pools, creating the unsightly and painful bulge in your vein. Other possible causes of varicose veins are:
- An inherited tendency
- Hormone replacement therapy
A Beautiful Solution
Fortunately, we offer a solution to this condition which will bring relief from pain and greatly improve your appearance. It’s called Sclerotherapy. During this procedure our expert doctors will first apply a topical anesthetic and then give you a series of small injections of a painless sclerosant, which is a chemical that will seal the defective vein from the inside. Your body will naturally redirect blood flow to veins with healthy valves. Usually two to five treatments are all that is necessary to achieve long-lasting results. With this non-invasive procedure, patients are able to return to their normal activities within 24 to 48 hours (although exercise should be avoided for 3 days). In addition to the legs, Sclerotherapy can be used to remove varicose veins on the face, arms, hands and chest.
If you’re tired of that aching, heavy feeling in your legs at the end of the day and are ready to say goodbye to unsightly varicose veins, contact any of our Pittsburgh area offices for a free consultation by calling: 724-683-7581. You can meet with one of our expert cosmetic surgeons who will examine your veins and tell you about the best option available for eliminating them.