how to get rid of spider and varicose veins, skin clinic for varicose in UgandaSclerotherapy

What is Sclerotherapy?

This is a procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. During Sclerotherapy, we inject a solution directly into the affected vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.

The treatment area is cleansed. The solution is injected directly into the blood vessel, using very fine needles. The number of veins injected in one session depends on the size and location of the veins, and the patient’s overall medical condition. Lasts 30-45 minutes.

Varicose Veins

These are larger blood vessels that have become swollen and twisted. They appear dark blue and stick out from the skin like raised tunnels. Varicose veins can develop anywhere in the body, but usually sprout on the legs and ankles.

Spider Veins

These are small, twisted blood vessels that are visible through the skin. They may be red, purple, or blue and most often appear on the legs or face. They take their name from their striking spider web pattern.

What causes Varicose & Spider Veins?

Healthy veins carry blood to the heart through a series of one-way valves. These valves allow blood to flow in the right direction from superficial veins to deeper veins and to the heart. The vessels are surrounded by muscles that contract and help pump blood to the heart. Normally the veins have a one-way valve to prevent backflow. However, problems with the valves, muscles or blood itself can allow blood to pool inside the vein. As blood pools within the vein, pressure builds and the vessel wall weakens. As a result, the vein tends to bulge and twist. Depending on the size of the blood vessel and the extent of swelling, the result is a spider vein or varicose vein.

Are they dangerous?

While they are annoying to look at, they rarely pose a serious health threat. Occasionally, they may contribute to ulcers forming (large sores in the skin), especially near the ankles. Varicose veins can also form painful blood clots.

Who gets Varicose & Spider Veins?

Anyone can get them but they are more common among the following;

· Women are twice as susceptible as men

· People with jobs that keep them on their feet including nurses, teachers etc

Causal factors

· Aging

· Obesity

· Pregnancy

· Prior Trauma, or surgery to the leg

· Genetic predisposition