You have heard of this happening to other people. The lines appearing on the legs as the veins seem to want to bulge like they might burst through your skin at any moment. The tendency is to simply want to cover your legs up and not talk about the fact that something is going on here. Before doing that, it is important to understand that this problem has a name: varicose veins. While it might be tempting to cover them up and ignore the problem, it is actually pretty easy to eliminate varicose veins in most people. Yes, modern approaches to this problem are quite effective, and your varicose veins could be dealt with in little more than an hour in your doctor’s office.
Sclerotherapy to the Rescue
When it comes to varicose veins, the cosmetic procedure known as sclerotherapy is a common procedure used to get rid of this unsightly problem. In fact, this is how it works. When you visit your doctor’s office, you will want to wear something that makes it easy for your doctor to get at the varicose veins. A pair of fashionable shorts will generally work for this purpose. Your doctor will start by having you lay back. From here, you will need to elevate your legs. The area where your doctor will inject your varicose vein will be cleaned with alcohol before a small needle is injected into the vein to introduce the solution used in sclerotherapy. This solution will irritate the inside of the vein and cause scarring and swelling to occur. This will help to prevent blood from entering the vein. Over the next few weeks or so, the vein will die off and be eliminated by the body through the normal waste removal process.
Veins are the vessels through which blood returns to the heart. If one or more of your varicose veins are removed, this does not typically pose that great of a problem for your body. The blood will simply maneuver back to the heart through the use of a different vein. Your body is designed to have multiple veins and capillaries through which blood can move to get where it needs to go. This complex network makes it possible for the body to function even when some veins are removed. If there was only one path blood could take back to the heart, then this kind of procedure might pose a problem. However, such is not the case, and this procedure is considered safe as a result. So, you can proceed with sclerotherapy with confidence that your body will be able to manage after your varicose veins have been eliminated.