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Sclerotherapy: Love Your Legs Again!

Can’t stand those spider veins? You are not alone – up to 55 percent of women suffer from some type of vein problem, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. That’s 10 percentage points higher than the share of men who have similar issues, federal statistics say.

Spider veins can appear as small cosmetic annoyances on your legs. If you are ready to get rid of spider veins, we have the solution: love your legs again with Sclerotherapy!

get rid of spider veins

While vein issues can affect clients at any age, women of childbearing age, as well as those in their 40s and 50s, tend to notice them first.

“Most of our Sclerotherapy clients first come in because they’ve started to notice cosmetic vein issues involving discoloration, most often on their legs,” says Louis Silberman, CEO, National Laser Institute Med Spa.

What Causes Spider Veins?

All veins have valves, or doors that prevent blood from flowing backwards as it moves up the legs. Spider veins are small, superficial veins caused by the backup of blood. They are red, blue, or purple in color, and appear on the surface of the skin most commonly on the legs. 

You can blame spider veins on your genes as they are largely linked to heredity. Spider veins can become more pronounced if you are sedentary or have reduced circulation. A lot of vein issues are also related to hormone changes and pregnancy and can even be aggravated by hormonal stimulants like birth control. Fortunately there are things you can do to alleviate and repair spider veins.  

How To Get Rid of Spider Veins

When you see your first spider vein, you can gently massage the affected area in a circular motion to help improve circulation, as well as dry skin brushing with a body brush to help stimulate the growth and repair of the tissues and underlying veins.

We also recommend a combination of compression therapy, lifestyle changes and Sclerotherapy Vein Reduction for best results.

Compression therapy can help decrease swelling and improve circulation. Lifestyle changes can include things such as increased exercise, weight loss, adding breaks during work to get up and move around, or elevating the legs in the evening.

Adding vitamins A, B complex, C, D and E to your diet will benefit tissue repair, optimize circulation and strengthen your veins. Great natural dietary sources of these vitamins include carrots, nutritional yeast, mushrooms, almonds, lemons and peppers.

Most of our clients who begin compression therapy and follow through with lifestyle changes and Sclerotherapy Vein Reduction don’t need to seek further treatment.  As you can see by the before and after photo below, Sclerotherapy Vein Reduction works beautifully.

spider veins before and after

What Is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a low-risk outpatient procedure that can be completed within 30 minutes. Our doctors and nurses use a needle to inject saline into the vein that causes the interior lining of blood vessels to stick together and, over time, the vein will decrease in size significantly. While an injection is involved, this treatment is relatively free of discomfort.

Spider Vein Prevention

As for preventing vein issues, you should be aware of any genetic factors, medical history and lifestyle habits that could trigger the onset of spider veins.  If your family has a history of vein issues, or you’re a woman who’s had multiple pregnancies, you may be more likely to have spider veins in the future.

love your legs again with sclerotherapy

When you first begin to notice symptoms, starting to wear compression stockings, dry brushing, and lifestyle changes can go a long way toward preventing further issues. 

We recommend wearing compression stockings in morning before you start work, and taking them off when you get home at night, especially if you sit a lot during the day. Small lifestyle changes like getting up and moving around occasionally can help too. Overall, the key is to remember to be consistent. 

If you have spider veins that you want to get rid of, you can love your legs again with Sclerotherapy. For the month of October, we are offering Sclerotherapy Vein Reduction for only $195. Usual pricing is $495 per treatment.  We invite you to take advantage of our October special offer to get rid of your spider veins.

To learn more about Sclerotherapy Vein Reduction and National Laser Institute Med Spa, call 800.851.0969 or click here to schedule your complimentary consultation.  Love your legs again with Sclerotherapy!

Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.