Are you embarrassed by unsightly spider or varicose veins?
If so, you are not alone. Tens of millions of people suffer from some form of vein disease.
These problems are not just cosmetic – burning, itching, tingling, cramping, heaviness, fatigue, pain and discomfort are often associated symptoms.
Thankfully, help is available.
Skin MD and Beyond is pleased to offer effective, state-of-the-art solutions for the treatment of unsightly and painful varicose and spider veins of the legs, face, hands, and body. As an innovator of nonsurgical and minimal-invasive procedures in North Texas, Dr. Wright is a natural choice for the treatment of superficial cosmetic vein removal. As well, Dr. Wright has partnered with highly qualified board certified vascular surgeons, to offer radiofrequency, and invasive laser treatments for advanced venous abnormalities.
Why choose SKIN MD and Beyond for your Vein Removal Treatment?
One of the things that sets Skin MD and Beyond apart from other Cosmetic Dermatology clinics is that while other clinics attempt to treat spider and varicose veins with the one machine they have available, without addressing the underlying issues, Skin MD and Beyond offers a comprehensive approach. Using duplex ultrasound and multiple forms of light to look under the skin, you will be assured the thoroughness of your procedure. With this meticulous, compassionate care and expertise our patients will experience a higher level of care not found in simple cosmetic centers or spas.
TREATMENT FOR SMALL VARICOSE VEINS
Recommended treatments :
- Laser Vein Removal
At one time there was no alternative to surgery in the treatment of varicose and spider veins. However, since the 1920’s, a non-surgical procedure called sclerotherapy has been used in Europe. Sclerotherapy involves injecting medication into a diseased, dilated vein to induce a reaction in the vein wall. Sclerosis, or hardening of the vein results, preventing blood from flowing through it. Blood is then re-routed through the healthy superficial and deep venous systems, and eventually the treated veins disappear.
What to expect during sclerotherapy treatment
While much has been written about lasers for the treatment of varicose and spider veins, sclerotherapy (vein injections) continues to remain the gold standard for small and larger varicose leg veins. Proper sclerotherapy must be performed by an experienced health care provider for excellent results to be reliably obtained. For this reason, Dr. Wright has teamed up with leading vascular surgeons to personally perform this procedure.
How many sessions are needed?
Generally, a series of treatments are required to eliminate leg veins – a typical treatment regimen would include 3-5 30-minute sessions, each 2 weeks apart. A consultation with our vascular surgeon will be required to provide an accurate assessment of your individual condition. At that time, you will be given an estimate of the number of sessions you will require.
Laser Vein Removal
There are some clinical situations where Laser Vein Therapy is More Advantageous than Sclerotherpy which include;
- Smaller veins that a needle cannot penetrate
- More superficial veins
- Veins that failed sclerotherapy
- Body areas that do not do well with Sclerotherapy ( ie ankles)
Today’s new medical lasers provide an effective non-surgical treatment option for the removal of spider and small varicose veins. Dr. Wright’s state-of-the art laser treatments allow her to deliver a precise dosage of energy to each vein. The light energy is absorbed by the blood vessels, but not the surrounding tissues. The temperature within the treated vessel will cause it to collapse and over time, you can watch the vessel disappear.
The Lumenis Yag Vascular Laser difference.
The Lumenis Yag Vascular Laser is FDA Approved for the removal of veins and combines the ideal laser wavelength with the most flexible parameters to deliver a superior vascular laser system. It treats a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to larger veins up to 4mm wide, quickly, safely, and effectively. Often, patients find that one or two treatments per area are sufficient. However, the number of treatments necessary depends on the number, color, and size of the vessels being treated. Since individual results vary, you will meet with Dr. Wright to ask about your specific concerns.
- Laser Vein Removal
Spider veins are a cosmetic complaint usually associated with fair skin color making superficial veins more visible. Pregnancy can worsen the appearance of spider veins. There are two treatment options which are easy and very successful treatments, and at Skin MD and Beyond we perform both!
Spider veins, or telangiectasia, are those small red, blue and purple blood vessels that appear most frequently on the face and legs. Prior to treatment Dr. Wright will review your medical history to determine the severity of the problem, to determine your skin type, and to decide the most effective treatment. Our advanced Yag Laser and PhotoFacial device use the principle of selective photothermolysis to destroy unsightly leg veins. Cosmetically unacceptable blood vessels can be selectively heated and collapsed without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. Treatment is safe and effective for various diameters and depths of leg veins. Several treatments are usually required for optimal results.
Laser Vein Removal
The best and gold standard treatment for spider veins is laser. Laser vein removal is an easy, fast, and effective way to treat superficial veins Laser therapy has been used in the medicine for more than 30 years. Advances in technology have helped developed many different lasers. The FDA has approved the Yag Laser for the treatment of various vein disorders. It is recognized to be successful in the treatment of spider and small varicose veins, and facial veins (telangiectasia).
The laser uses a focused beam of light. In the treatment of veins, the wavelength of light is targeted to the pigment in the blood. The laser heats up the small vein and destroys it. The laser beam is focused and does not damage the nearby skin tissue. Over a period of four to six weeks, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears
For extremely small, red and thread-like spider veins, PhotoFacial-IPL is an ideal choice of treatment.
This technology is extremely safe and effective in removing veins visible on the legs, as well as the face, neck and chest – just about anywhere! Because the light energy does not cut or burn the skin, no bandages are necessary and there is less risk of bruising compared to sclerotherapy.
IPL is similar to laser in that it delivers specifically targeted light energy to the skin. Depending on the IPL settings used, the light energy is taken up by specific parts of the skin (for example only red vessels), heating them to remove them. Lasers have only one very specific wavelength of light whereas IPL has a range of wavelengths. This is often an advantage as it can treat multiple elements (eg red vessels and larger purple/red veins) at the same time. These treatments are becoming increasingly popular because there are very few side effects, and you can resume your regular activities immediately following treatment. To learn more about how Photofacial-IPL can eliminate your spider veins click here.