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What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are a very common condition in the United States and affect approximately 15 percent of men and approximately 25 percent of women.
Varicose veins are the blue or purplish enlarged veins you typically see bulging out of one’s leg. The word “varicose” is derived from the Latin root word “varix,” which is translated in English as “twisted.” Any vein in your body may become varicose, however, it’s important to note that this condition or varicose veins exists most often in the legs and feet. Varicose veins occur in the legs and lower extremities because standing and walking increases the pressure in the veins in the lower half of your body.
A number of people do not experience any discomfort with varicose veins, however, certain people do. For those that do experience discomfort, below are some of the symptoms
- Achiness or heavy feeling in one’s legs, burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in the lower legs
- Itching around one or more of your veins in the legs
- Skin ulcers near your ankle, which represent a severe form of vascular disease and require immediate action.
What are spider veins?
Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are tiny veins that constantly look dilated. Caused by weak vascular walls and inefficient circulation, spider veins cause no health problems but many people feel they look unappealing. Spider veins can sometimes resemble a spider: a large dark spot with thin veins radiating out of it, or they may appear in other patterns and variations in different places in the body. Frequently occurring in the legs, spider veins can be dark or lighter shades of blue, purple, or red.
What are my treatment options?
There several options for the treatment of veins. Depending on the depth, size, and location of veins you would be treated by either laser (laser vein removal) or injections (sclerotherapy).
For Long Lasting and Better Results, We Highly recommend starting with Sclera Spider Vein Injections for the “feeder” veins and following that with Our New Fast Laser Leg Vein treatments for all those small capillaries that injections CANNOT get. This Combo has proven to be the Best method. We Treat Veins less than 3 MM Only, which are Clasified as Spider Veins. It takes an average of 1-3 sessions for Max Results. Please call for our Prices and any Monthly Discounts!
Laser Vein Removal
Laser leg vein treatment from a Long Pulsed 1064 Yag Laser offers you a non-invasive alternative for the clearing of spider veins, reticular veins and cherry angiomas – with no incision, minimal discomfort and no downtime.
Palomar’s patented laser technology treats leg veins with superior comfort while producing excellent results. The laser vein removal uses pulses of laser light at just the right wavelength to constrict the vessels responsible for veins, causing the vein to degenerate and visibly disappear.
The laser light passes through the epidermis, only affecting blood vessels, so there is no injury to outer skin. The result? Quick and easy vein removal.
What are the side effects of Laser Vein Removal?
Laser vein removal is a noninvasive procedure and as such has reduced side effects and little to no recovery time.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Schlerotherapy is a treatment for the removal of spider veins and small varicose veins. Veins are injected with a sterile chemical sclerant, which irritates the vessel’s lining, making it become inflamed, harden, and eventually fade away completely. Blood circulation is carried out through healthy veins located deeper within the body, so the outward appearance and sometimes pain associated with the problem veins is significantly reduced.
The treatment area will be sterilized, then the doctor will begin injecting the sclerosant into first the larger veins, then smaller ones, monitoring the progress of the chemical throughout the process. For every inch of vein treated, one injection will likely be administered. Since the injection needle is so small, patients often feel little pain and do not need any anesthesia. The injection process typically is complete in just 15 or 30 minutes. A minor stinging or burning sensation is common during and right after the injections are made, but is short lived. After the treatment is finished, a bandage will be applied and most physicians recommend the use of compression or support hose for at least a few days.
What are the side effects of Sclerotherapy?
Because the procedure is minimally-invasive, very few side effects are associated with it. Some minor itching and burning immediately after the treatment is normal and quickly fades. In rare cases, allergic reactions, infection at the injection site, or complications associated with poor injection technique are possible. Any discomfort can be easily managed with over the counter pain medications, and is alleviated by the use of compression bandages or hose.
Where is the procedure done?
Since vein removal is minimally-invasive and almost pain-free, it can be performed at a doctor’s office or other outpatient clinic. Anesthesia is not needed and complications are infrequent. Although schlerotherapy is very safe, it is considered to be so only when administered by a professional.