While spiders serve a noble purpose, catching and eating the lesser bugs of the world, most people aren’t overly fond of them. This is especially true when they show up on your legs.
Ugh. Spider veins.
The fall and winter are a great time to do something about those red, blue, and purple squiggly lines coursing about your calves. At AesthetiSpa, we use sclerotherapy to do so.
What causes spider veins?
Veins are the highways for the blood to return to the heart. And sometimes they have a real fight with gravity. This is especially true in the legs, where the blood needs to go directly up the leg. As we age, the strength of the support tissues and even of the veins themselves can diminish. This can cause the blood to back up and pool in spots. This shows itself in spider and varicose veins. Because spider veins are just below the surface of the skin they are very visible.
How do you get rid of them?
At AesthetiSpa, we’re big believers in the power of the latest procedure, utilizing the latest technology. But we also believe in the adage “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”
Sclerotherapy is like that. It’s nothing new: first used in the 1930s to make unwanted veins close up and go away. In sclerotherapy, your AesthetiSpa aesthetician injects a special saline solution directly into the vein in question. This solution irritates the vein and causes the walls to shrink up and the vein to close off. Over the next two to three months, the body gradually absorbs the unused vein, making it disappear or become dramatically less visible. Any blood that ran through the vein is routed to an adjacent vein.