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Modern high-tech methods to heal broken blood vessels – sclerotherapy and laser treatment
Ugly blood vessels getting you down? As you probably know, in many cases they just away on their own (when caused by a trauma). However, occasionally they can be more serious, and although they are of no threat to your overall health, they can be unsightly. It has now become easier than ever to heal broken blood vessels. Thanks to advanced medical technology, treatments like blood vessels sclerotherapy and blood vessels laser can be so effective that your broken blood vessels will completely vanish. In this article I have looked into these two methods in detail.
Blood vessels sclerotherapy entails having a solution injected directly into the cluster of broken blood vessels or “spider veins”. This solution irritates the vessel lining, which is what makes it swell and stick together. Then, over a certain period of time, the broken blood vessels fade away. Sclerotherapy has been applied to heal broken blood vessels since the 1930s.
If you want to undergo sclerotherapy, you will have to see a dermatologist, who will determine your medical history first. After that, it is a very simple procedure, which can be perform/ed right in the office of that dermatologist. Very fine needles will be used to inject the solution into the “spider veins”. Sclerotherapy may require several sessions, depending on the location and size of the affected areas, and the overall health of the patient.
Sclerotherapy works well to heal broken blood vessels. An estimated 50 to 80 percent of the veins that have been injected with the solution will be eliminated from just one sclerotherapy session. However, there is a small number of people who do not respond to sclerotherapy injections, but this is less than 10 percent. Those patients may want to try laser therapy instead.
Laser treatment entails having a special instrument pointing a powerful light onto the affected area. This powerful light helps remove the “spider veins” and makes the broken blood vessels get absorbed back into the blood stream. Laser treatment is a process that works gradually. A small broken blood vessels area may only require one treatment, while a bigger one could take multiple treatments.
The advantage of broken blood vessels laser therapy is that it is quick and it does not cause damage to the skin around the affected area. You may be given ice or a topical anesthesia to be applied to the blood vessels, so that your discomfort is minimized. There are very few side effects to laser treatments. One of these side effects is temporary discoloration, which may last 5 to 14 days, depending on the size and the location of the treated blood vessels. You may also experience some redness, crusting, and blistering of the skin, but all this should also go away after a few days. Other than that, laser therapy is completely safe and very effective.
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The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Blood Circulation15 Feb 2011|