The team at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA is dedicated to providing you with the best quality varicose veins treatments. We are known for offering top-quality solutions for clients who are uncomfortable with the appearance of varicose veins on their legs. Read on to find out about our treatment options and start your journey toward spider vein-free legs today.
How Can You Get Rid of Varicose Veins on Your Legs?
When varicose veins appear on your legs, you may feel like your only option is to hide the lower half of your body with long pants and leggings year-round. However, vein-free legs are within your reach with our highly effective varicose veins treatment options.
Varicose Veins Treatment
If the appearance of your veins is impacting your confidence, you may want to consider undergoing a vein removal treatment. Luckily, there are safe and effective treatment options available for achieving beautiful results. At Worcester Dermatology, we offer laser treatment and sclerotherapy for treating visible veins.
Sclerotherapy is the most popular method for removing visible veins on the legs and body. This method has been proven safe and effective for improving the appearance of varicose veins for both men and women. During a sclerotherapy treatment session, our highly trained technicians will administer a sclerosing agent, such as Hypertonic Saline or Asclera®, to the targeted treatment area. This is done using a fine needle to maximize comfort and precision during the injection. Once the sclerosing agent has been injected, it works to disrupt the lining of each vein. This causes the veins to collapse in on themselves.
Over the next three weeks, the collapsed veins are reabsorbed into the body, after which, they will no longer be visible. Because the body’s natural process for disposing of the vein requires time, results of this treatment will appear gradually. You may need to schedule several sclerotherapy sessions in order to achieve your targeted goals depending on the extent and location of your varicose veins. It is common for patients to develop welts or bruises after treatment; however, these minor inconveniences will fade over the next few days following your appointment.
Laser Vein Removal Treatment
If you are looking to treat varicose veins that are on your face, we are able to treat these using laser treatment. Laser is a safe way to improve the appearance of facial spider veins. This treatment involves directing laser light to the targeted vein. The light passes through the top layer of the skin and is then absorbed by the vein. The laser light emits heat into the vein, which causes it to collapse in on itself. The vein is then reabsorbed into the body, rendering it invisible.
Our laser treatments are quick and effective. Each laser treatment session takes only 20 minutes to complete, and anesthesia is generally not required. For optimal results, we recommend scheduling a series of 1 to 2 treatments administered six weeks apart. The number of treatments may vary depending on your individual case; the best way to get a full picture of what effective treatment will look like for you is to book a consultation with our experts.
What Else Can Laser Treat?
Our highly effective laser treatments will eliminate visible varicose veins from the face. Additionally, our laser vein removal treatment can dramatically improve the appearance of:
- Broken capillaries
- Redness due to rosacea
- Hyper- or hypopigmentation
- Cherry angiomas
- Dermatosis papulosa nigricans
Whether you’re treating varicose veins or one of the above conditions using laser vein treatment, it is likely that you may experience some redness, swelling, or change in skin pigmentation immediately following treatment. These symptoms usually only last around a week and can be camouflaged using make-up in the meantime.
How Are Varicose Veins Formed?
For those with healthy blood veins, the blood easily flows toward the heart through one-way valves. When these valves become weak or damaged, varicose veins are formed. This results in pooling blood in the veins, causing an increase in venous blood pressure and the bulging appearance of the veins. Obesity, pregnancy, excessive alcohol consumption, nicotine consumption, and inactivity due to a sedentary lifestyle are all risk factors for developing varicose veins.
Why Remove Varicose Veins?
While most people elect to have visible veins on their legs, arms, and face removed for cosmetic reasons, varicose veins can also pose a serious risk to your health. Aside from being aesthetically displeasing, varicose veins can also cause superficial phlebitis. This painful condition happens when blood pooled in the veins forms a clot. This in itself is not dangerous, however, the clot can sometimes separate and travel through the circulatory system, becoming lodged in the lung. This causes a pulmonary embolism and it can lead to fatality. While not all varicose veins result in this condition, removing the veins removes the risk.
Book Your Consultation Today
Interested in a vein removal treatment? Whether on the face, arms, or legs, our expert medical staff is able to safely and effectively remove your varicose veins. For more information about our varicose veins treatments, contact Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA to schedule a consultation appointment today.