Cosmetic vein treatment improves the appearance of veins on the skin's surface, including spider veins and varicose veins, which can be unsightly and cause discomfort or pain in some cases.
The solutions are typically minimally invasive and commonly include sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a solution into the affected vein to shrink it, and laser therapy, which uses intense light to destroy the vein. The specific treatment recommended will depend on the size and location of the affected vein and your needs and preferences.
Roughly half of women and a quarter of men experience discomfort or cosmetic issues with their leg veins. This is often due to valve dysfunction, which causes pressure in the veins beneath the skin.
While genetics play a significant role in this condition, other factors can also contribute to developing painful or visible veins, such as:
- Extended periods of standing
- Hormonal changes
- Wearing high heels
People of all ages and backgrounds can be affected by varicose and spider veins, which are common conditions.
Varicose veins are raised veins, often blue or purple, and appear larger. They usually occur in the legs and can cause discomfort or cramping. Spider veins, on the other hand, are smaller veins that are red or blue and appear in a web-like pattern. They are typically found on the face or legs and are not painful. While varicose and spider veins can cause some health problems, many people choose to undergo treatments to improve the appearance of their legs or face or to alleviate the pain caused by varicose veins.
Treating Varicose Veins
Endovenous Laser Therapy
Endovenous Laser Therapy is a minimally invasive treatment option for varicose veins that employs laser energy to close the affected vein. A small incision is made in the skin, and a thin fiber is inserted into the vein to deliver the laser energy, causing the vein to collapse. EVLT is a safe and effective alternative to surgery, and most patients can resume their regular activities within a few days.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy/Microphlebectomy is another minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins, involving creating small incisions in the skin and removing the affected vein through them. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia; most patients can return to normal activities within a few days.
Duplex Ultrasound Examination
Duplex Ultrasound Examination is a diagnostic test that employs sound waves to create images of the veins, which can be used to assess blood flow and determine if there is venous insufficiency. The procedure is non-invasive and requires no preparation beforehand.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins that involves injecting a sclerosing agent into the affected vein. Ultrasound imaging guides the needle into the vein, and the sclerosing agent causes the vein to collapse. This is a safe and effective alternative to surgery, and most patients can return to normal activities within a few days.
Treating Spider Veins
Before undergoing treatment, a comprehensive examination should be conducted, which may involve a non-invasive ultrasound session to identify any underlying issues. At The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center, we have been offering two effective treatments since 1997.
Spider Vein Sclerotherapy
Spider Vein Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting a solution into the affected veins, irritating their walls and causing them to collapse and seal shut. Over time, the treated veins will fade and become less visible.
Spider Vein Laser Therapy
Spider Vein Laser Therapy is a safe and effective method for removing spider veins. The laser delivers pulses of light energy to the affected veins, destroying them. Over time, the treated veins will fade and disappear.
Capillaries are small veins located just beneath the skin's surface on the face. When damaged, they can appear as blue, red, or purple lines, often called broken capillaries. These broken capillaries are frequently found on the nose, chin, and cheeks and can cause some individuals to feel self-conscious about their appearance. The primary treatment for these concerns involves using lasers, particularly effective for vein-related issues when sclerotherapy is not an option. Light-based lasers can precisely target the veins and destroy them without causing harm to surrounding tissue.
This treatment successfully eliminates spider veins, broken capillaries, and rosacea symptoms. Large veins are frequently found around the temples, eyes, and nasolabial folds and can be caused by various factors such as genetics, aging, and sun exposure. Sclerotherapy is the process used to remove these veins, involving the injection of a solution into the affected vein, causing it to collapse and fade away.
This procedure is relatively quick and straightforward, with minimal downtime. Before undergoing sclerotherapy, our board-certified doctors will identify and address the underlying cause to prevent the veins from recurring.