If you have varicose veins, the thought of prepping for summer is scary. It’s almost impossible to feel confident in summer gear when you have varicose veins. Fortunately, there is a newer type of treatment, and it involves the use of a laser. You might find that laser vein removal is the best option for your goals.
At Transformations Plastic Surgery, our goal is to help you eliminate unsightly veins so that you can walk around feeling more confident in your appearance. If we determine that laser vein removal is right for you, we will walk you through the procedure step by step and answer any questions you have about your treatment. Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.
What are Spider and Varicose Veins
Spider veins are thin veins that are purple, blue and red in color and are often seen through the skin. These veins often form on the legs and face are caused by a number of factors including heredity, poor blood flow and hormonal changes – among other things.
Varicose veins are larger veins that are often raised above the skin. These veins also develop in the legs – commonly seen behind the knees. Varicose veins are also caused by heredity and hormonal changes that occur as a result of aging.
Both spider and varicose veins are often not a health concern, but more of an aesthetic concern. These veins have been known to cause mild discomfort, but they’re appearance on the skin is often what brings people in for treatment.
Starting Your Vein Treatment
Just because you have spider or varicose veins, doesn’t mean you have to live with them. At Transformations Plastic Surgery, we offer treatment options to reduce or remove these unsightly veins. With warmer weather just around the corner, now is the time to start considering treatment. For most, a series of treatments is recommended for best results, and full results will develop over time. Starting your vein treatment now will have you ready to bare your legs just in in time for beach season.
Treating Spider and Varicose Veins
At Transformations Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pryor offers two methods of spider and varicose vein treatment – Sclerotherapy and ThermaVein.
Sclerotherapy is one of the more common spider vein treatments, as it is minimally-invasive with virtually no down time. You can return to your normal routine almost immediately after treatment. Within a couple weeks following Sclerotherapy injections, most patients will see their spider varicose veins fading, with full results in a month or two. Depending on the treatment area, a series of treatments might be recommended. Doctor Pryor will discuss your treatment options with you to find the best treatment plan for your needs.
ThermaVein is another simple, minimally-invasive treatment that is most commonly used for facial spider veins. ThermaVein uses a technology known as thermocoagulation that is regarded as one of the safest and most effective treatments available. Treatments commonly take between 15 to 40 minutes, with almost immediate results. This innovative technology causes the veins to close and disappear, with virtually no side effects.
Don’t let unsightly varicose and spider veins keep you from wearing your shorts this summer, contact Transformations Plastic Surgery today and start your treatment! Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have – call today!