Vein Therapy Treatments Tampa
Tampa Sclerotherapy Vein Removal Treatment
Sclerotherapy: When a microfoam sclerosant is used to treat spider veins, reticular veins, and varicose veins.
A very tiny needle is used to inject microfoam in the veins allowing irritation of the vein lining.
With-time, usually within 6 weeks, the vein closes and reabsorbed. Bruising and hyper-pigmentation may occur after treatment. Bruising usually disappears within two weeks while pigmentation can last for several months.
More than one third of the population suffers from vein disorders.
These same vein disorders that cause varicose veins and spider veins can also cause much worse conditions such as chronic venous stasis and venous ulcers.
What is venous Insufficiency?
Blood flow travels up from the extremities to the heart by way of your veins.
The blood is oxygenated and sent back through arteries. The cycle is then repeated approximately 1500 times per day. Veins have one way valves that prevent blood from falling or going back towards the feet again. Muscles act to pump blood upwards making the valves more important. With time the veins (weaker than arteries) become dilated and mal-functioning. The exact mechanism is not well understood (as many process in medicine).
There are many factors thought to be associated with venous disease including:
* Trauma (breaking a leg or surgery on a knee for example)
Once the valves become malfunctioning, they leak backward towards the feet. This increases the pressure resulting in venous hypertension.
Symptoms of swelling, pain, burning or itchiness are initially present. Over time, veins become apparent in the form of spider veins, reticular veins, and/or varicose veins.
If left untreated, discoloration and ulceration can ensue.
Symptoms are usual worse in the evenings and with prolonged standing or sitting. Symptoms can be painful and are often improved with leg elevation and with the use of compression stockings.
* Numbness over areas where there are pronounced varicosities.
* tenderness over the pronounced varicosities
Once veins become large and tortuous they are called Varicose Veins. These often protrudes underneath the skin.
Varicose veins and symptoms require treatment to effectively be reduced / removed. Left untreated, Varicose veins can become larger and more painful often leading to pressure in a patient’s legs. Venous stasis can occur leading to venous ulcers.
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