Telangiectasia is the formal name for varicose and spider veins. As we get older, many of us battle this problem on our legs, hands, feet, face, arms, and the rest of our bodies. The silver lining is, varicose veins are fairly easy to treat.
The Cause of Varicose Veins
Although there is no definite answer to why varicose veins occur, doctors do know it has something to do with malfunctioning valves. As blood pumps through the body, valves prevent blood from flowing backward. When defective valves allow blood to flow back, the vein grows and you see varicose veins.
Treating Your Veins
To prevent varicose veins, it’s important to exercise and keep blood flowing easily through the body. But, to take care of existing spider veins anywhere on the body, there is Sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy treatment consists of:
- A thin needle is inserted into the affected vein.
- The solution is injected to intentionally inflame the vein.
- The vein begins to close and shrink due to the deliberate irritation.
- Varicose veins disappear.
- A compress can be worn for a short time around the treated area to improve results.