Our vein clinic offers treatments for spider veins, varicose veins, and unwanted blood vessels. We can help you with the unwanted side effects, which include leg swelling, aches, feeling tired, and the overall appearance. The techniques and technologies used for the treatment of the unwanted blood vessels will vary dependent on the type of the vessels, disease process involved, and your personal choice.
Spider Veins, Varicose Veins, and unwanted blood vessels
Spider Veins are like varicose veins but smaller. They also are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. Often, they are red or blue. They can look like tree branches or spiderwebs with their short, jagged lines. They can be found on the legs and face and can cover either a very small or very large area of skin.
Varicose veins are distended twisted ropy veins, most often found on legs. The word “varicose” originated from a Latin root “varix” for twisted. They are veins belonging to the superficial venous network that no longer function properly due to failure of their internal valves. Thus, the blood flow in these veins are much slower than normal, resulting in stagnation and back-pressure, causing problems in surrounding tissues. Although varicose veins are not necessarily painful, they may cause problems such as leg heaviness, pain, cramps, swelling, skin discoloration with or without itching, and skin ulcers. Learn more about varicose veins here.
Unwanted Blood Vessels can vary from small dilated capillaries causing redness of ones face or nose, to telangiectatic vessels and spider veins causing red or blue streaks on face, legs, and body, to ulcer-causing large trunks of ropy-appearing varicose veins on one’s legs.
How Does Our Vein Clinic Work?
Our Vein Clinic uses different procedures to remove these unwanted vessels. Broadband Laser (BBL) and vascular laser (Nd:YAG) procedures treat smaller unwanted blood vessels on the face. Medium to large sized vessels, reticular and spider veins are often treated with injection sclerotherapy. This involves injecting a sclerosing solution or foam into the affected vein, usually followed by compression with a compressive stocking, causing the treated vessels to collapse and to scar-up, becoming invisible.
Before and After of Varicose Veins Treatment:
* Individual results may vary.