Although they may not cause much discomfort, vein conditions can create serious health concerns when left untreated. Other times, the appearance of veins on the skin result in cosmetic issues for those who have them. Whether you require vein treatment for medical or cosmetic reasons, there are a variety of treatment options available to eliminate the appearance of veins and produce healthy blood flow in the legs.
Vein conditions are often the result of blood that becomes backed up in the valve of the vein rather than flowing upward towards the heart. The blood that remains in the vein begins to pool in the valve, resulting in the twisting and bulging characteristics often associated with varicose or spider veins. Varicose veins are typically larger and tend to bulge with blood. They also occur in the legs and can be seen through the skin. Spider veins are smaller veins that resemble spider legs; they are prevalent on the legs as well, but can also appear on the face. Vein conditions are often not an immediate health concern, but should be addressed early on to prevent further issues. Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery offers treatment for both mild and more severe vein concerns.
Sclerotherapy for thinner veins
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment option for smaller varicose veins or spider veins. The procedure involves the injection of a saline solution that irritates the walls of the vein and causes it to collapse. The old blood in the vein gets redirected into other, healthier veins while the damaged vein becomes absorbed by the rest of the body.
Facial and chest veins
Smaller veins can often become apparent on the surface of the skin, causing cosmetic concerns. When problematic veins are located on the face or chest, laser treatment with the Elite+ can heat the vein and create scar tissue, resulting in its collapse. Laser treatment for vein conditions is often performed as a secondary step to more direct treatments that target the structure of the vein.
Spider veins and varicose veins
Both spider and varicose veins can be diminished with a variety of treatments including laser therapy and sclerotherapy. Other procedures include vein litigation, the use of compression stocking and higher-frequency laser treatments. Vein conditions can also improve with certain changes to diet and exercise. For instance, consuming vitamins C and E can help produce collagen and elastin, which help strengthen veins while an increase in exercise can improve blood flow throughout the body and reduce the pressure placed on the limbs.
The best way to determine the right method of treatment for your veins is to schedule an examination at Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery. Our physicians will be able to assess your veins and determine which treatment method will be the most effective. It is also not unusual to receive a combination of treatments that target unappealing veins. With proper vein care, whether in a physician’s office or at home, you can decrease the pressure placed on your veins and improve your overall bodily health. If you would like more information about the treatments that we provide for vein conditions, contact our office and schedule an appointment.