More and more people who are suffering from spider vein are now considering getting spider vein treatment for two reasons. The first reason is for them to look good and the other one is to maintain their health.
Experts say that there is a steady demand for spider vein treatment options because many people would want to get rid of the ugly lines on their legs as well on their faces. They believe that once these unsightly veins are removed, they can gain more self-confidence because they can now get their positive outlook in life from their fairer appearance.
The demand has also been increasing because many people have now realized the importance of their health in their lives. Many people who are suffering from spider vein treatment believe that these veins can cause them more complicated diseases and illnesses in the future so they would want to get rid of it as early as possible. Removal of these veins cannot only make people feel good about themselves but can also spare them from pain that is brought by this condition.
However, people are not paying attention to the possible side effects of the most common spider vein treatment options available today which is sclerotherapy.
Side effects of sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is the process of removing spider veins using a series of medicinal injections which contain saline and other solutions to collapse the damaged nerve wall and allow the system to reabsorb it. This is the most common procedure used by many physicians because it is convenient and less cheaper compared to other spider vein treatment options. The side effects of this procedure are considered minimal and short-lived while the permanent side effects are really rare.
The following are some of the side effects of the sclerotherapy procedure. Before undergoing this procedure, make sure that you have already discussed what to expect with you physician so you will know how to cope with it.
1. Pain or stinging at the site where the needle has been pricked. Usually, after the injection, the patient must expect that his or her ankles or feet will be swollen and his or her muscles are experiencing cramps. But, this should not be a big deal because the sting or pain is expected to disappear about 15 minutes after the injection.
2. Raised red dots present on the injection sites. These are medium sites red dots that are visible especially to those with fair complexion. These dots are expected to disappear in two days if the procedure has been administered correctly.
3. Small blood clot or hematoma. These refer to clots of blood that develop at the injected vein. These small blood clots will cause tenderness that will last in a week’s time.
4. Visible brown lines or dark spots on the site of injection. This is the result of blood that has escaped in the veins that have been injected or treated veins. People who have larger veins are prone to this but they should not worry too much because it can disappear when the year ends.
5. Inflamed blood vessels. This is one of the most common side effects with this spider vein. This is usually treated using with heating pad, oral aspirin or other antibiotics.
Pregnant women are not advised to undergo this type of spider vein treatment because the saline injections-which are known to contain large amounts of salt-can lead to high blood pressure as well to congestive heart failure.