Leg Vein Treatments
Spider Veins are the small, thread-like red or blue colored vessels that are most often seen on the surface of the skin. Most people seek treatment of spider veins for cosmetic reasons, rather than for relief from discomfort or other symptoms. At Med Spa of Virginia Total Wellness Center, spider veins may be treated with a combination of Cosmetic Laser Vein Correction and Sclerotherapy.
Cosmetic Laser Vein Correction - Laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in your blood and collapses the unwanted vein. The laser energy is delivered superficially through a hand-held device with a cooling tip that protects your skin.
When will you see results?
The appearance of spider veins will fade during the treatment. Some vessels may show temporary swelling that will subside after a few hours to a few days. The redness of the treated vessels will gradually disappear as the healing process occurs. This may take between four and twelve weeks.
Most patients see excellent improvement after just two treatments. Everyone responds differently to treatments, with some needing only one treatment and others requiring a third treatment. You can optimize your results by closely following the post-treatment instructions.
Sclerotherapy - Often used for spider veins and small varicose veins, a small amount of pharmaceutical solution is injected into the diseased vein. The sclerosing liquid acts upon the lining of the vein to cause it to seal shut, eliminating the vein.
When will you see results?
The treated vessel will often immediately disappear, or will be substantially less visible. Redness and or bruising can occur, and complete healing may take a number of weeks. Follow-up appointments are sometimes necessary for larger veins. You can optimize your results by closely following the post-treatment instructions.
Varicose Veins are the large, “rope-like” veins which are often bumpy or raised from the skin. Varicose veins generally grow in size over time and can cause substantial pain and/or complications if not treated. Many people who experience symptoms such as leg heaviness/tiredness, swelling, tender areas, sensation of bugs crawling or restless legs, may have an underlying vein disease issue, even if no visible varicose veins are apparent.
Non-Surgical Vein Treatments
Due to recent advancements in varicose vein treatment, there are several non-surgical options available for people who suffer from vein disorders. These procedures are performed in-office, without the need for general anesthesia, and are often covered by your health insurance. Unlike traditional surgical vein stripping, there is no scarring, and little to no down-time associated with these procedures. All of the following safe and effective treatment options are offered at Med Spa of Virginia Total Wellness Center:
To determine the nature of your vein disease and develop an appropriate treatment plan, you will first need to have a Consultation with our doctor. If you are diagnosed with possible disease of a deep vein, an Ultrasonic Vein Mapping will be scheduled to provide more information regarding your condition and assist in determining the best course of treatment.
– Often used for spider veins and small varicose veins, a small amount of pharmaceutical solution is injected into the diseased vein. The sclerosing liquid acts upon the lining of the vein to cause it to seal shut, eliminating the vein.
Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy – For cases of larger or deeper varicose veins, ultrasound is utilized to accurately access non-visible veins for treatment with Sclerotherapy injection.
Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) – A thin laser fiber is inserted into the diseased vein, generally through a small puncture in the skin. Energy delivered through the fiber causes the vein to close as the fiber is gradually removed. Patients are encouraged to walk immediately post-procedure. Most EVLT patients require Sclerotherapy in conjunction with EVLT, and follow-up ultrasounds to track treatment progress.