Sclerotherapy, a popular treatment for varicose and spider veins, has been used since the 1930s. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a saline solution directly into the affected veins. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the blood to clot. The clotted blood vessels turn into scar tissue that fades away over time.
According to a recent article by NewBeauty Magazine, the treatment once common amongst women has seen an overwhelming boost in popularity among men. The number of men undergoing sclerotherapy over the past five years has risen over 200 percent! According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, more men are treating their unsightly leg veins instead of opting for once-popular hair transplants.
Mild side effects of sclerotherapy include itching and raised red areas at the injection site that should disappear within a few days. Bruising may also occur around the injection side and can last several days or weeks. As with any cosmetic treatment, it is important to have sclerotherapy performed an experienced physician.
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