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Sclerotherapy or spider vein treatment

Sclerotherapy or spider vein treatment

Sclerotherapy or spider vein treatment is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure just like a nose job or buttocks enlargement.  A plastic surgeon knows that with age a lot of people start noticing tiny groups of purplish veins on our legs, namely ankles, calves and thighs.

They are spider veins.

So Why Do We Get These Unsightly Veins?
- hereditary
- pregnancy

So What's the Problem with Them?

Well a Miami plastic surgeon knows they aren't pretty to look at and most people are just plain embarrassed by them.  People also experience symptoms such as:

  • Aching
  • Burning
  • Swelling
  • Cramping

They end up being so bothersome that plastic surgery is often performed to actually take these veins out, leaving your legs pain-free and looking a whole lot healthier.

How Does Sclerotherapy Work?

In brief, this plastic surgery procedure involves the delivery of effective pulsed light flashes directly to the spider veins.  Another option is with injections of a spider vein mixture that will force these veins to collapse and disappear in time. This plastic surgery procedure has been performed in Europe for quite some time and just now is it starting to gain popularity in places such as Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and South Florida.

This, along with numerous other cosmetic surgery procedures, has been steadily gaining momentum as people are beginning to understand that the psychosomatic is just as important as the physical.

How you portray yourself and think is incredibly important in your overall health and happiness.  A Miami cosmetic surgeon understands that aside from the pain factor, having gruesome spider veins removed will help instill a confidence that will benefit all areas of your life positively.

Because this plastic surgery is becoming so popular, it is even more important that you understand the:

Parameters of the treatment

  • Factors that can't be treated
  • Price tag
  • Various other factors or importance

Let's look to the positives of removing spider veins through a plastic surgery procedure performed by a qualified plastic surgeon.

  • Improve your appearance and confidence.
  • Help your skin look more aesthetically pleasing.
  • Give you the appearance of having youthful legs.
  • Reduce the symptoms associated with spider veins.

Who Should Have This Plastic Surgery Procedure?

Believe it or not, most women start noticing these ugly looking veins in the teenage years and the majority of the women who opt for treatment do so between the ages of 30 and 60. A Florida cosmetic surgeon also knows that men sometimes receive this procedure, but it's usually not for visual purposes because they have hair that covers them up. It is important that anyone considering this procedure has realistic expectations. Nothing is ever perfect right?

On a side note: In pregnant women, sometimes these spider veins will appear and disappear shortly after giving birth.  You would be wise to wait and see if you've just given birth and are bothered by these veins because they will likely go away.

So How Are They Removed? Well, you've got two choices generally:

1. Injection Sclerotherapy
2. Laser Light Therapy

With the Injection Sclerotherapy plastic surgery treatment, each session lasts up to 45 minutes.  The area is cleaned first, the skin is stretched and the cosmetic surgeon will inject the solution into the veins. A blinding light is used to ensure they are accurate.  Pain is minimal and numerous injections are required to get the job done right.

With the Laser Light Therapy, the plastic surgeon treats the largest veins first and targets an intense laser light directly into the vein.  This light pulsates and the idea is for the vessels of blood to absorb this light and dissipate. After one or two sessions you will notice the changes.

Spider veins don't have to always be sitting in the back of your mind.  This plastic surgery procedure is straight forward and has very little pain and few side effects.  Maybe it's time for you to give your self-esteem a boost!


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