We thought we were for sure done with bare legs for the year, but yesterday’s high of 17 degrees felt more like 25 and we all wished we hadn’t already put away our skirts and shorts. With the hemline of skirts heading north, it’s easy to become self-conscious about the imperfections that are inevitable with age. You know what we’re talking about hey? Those dreaded spider veins. Leg veins are tiny annoyances that appear as small red or purple vessels on the legs.
Luckily, Dr. Sapra, our dermatologist has an effective solution…literally! Sclerotherapy is a spider vein removal treatment. This is accomplished by injecting a solution (salt and sugar water) directly into the vessel. Not to worry though, the treatment is so comfortable because it uses the smallest needle. The solution then irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and ultimately causes them to disappear from view.
During a no charge spider vein consultation, one of our nurses will use the ultrasound machine on your legs to determine if you have any issues with blood flow. This photo shows Abi using the ultrasound machine during consultation.