For many, visible veins are not only a source of discomfort, but also a cosmetic concern. Unsightly veins can cause embarrassment and can impact your confidence in certain clothing. If you are uncomfortable with the way your legs, face, and hands appear due to veins, rest assured that you are not alone, and you have options. There are cosmetic procedures available that can address unattractive veins and help you feel comfortable in your skin again.
Dr. Tim Roham and Dr. Ali Roham of Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery can treat undesirable spider veins, varicose veins, and reticular veins to improve your appearance. Patients who are genetically predisposed to these types of veins may also have the option of receiving preventative treatments.
Also known as telangiectasias, spider veins are small, delicate veins that are close to the surface of the skin. These veins can appear red or blue and are common on the legs, nose, and mouth. Treatments for spider veins include sclerotherapy, which is when a solution is injected directly into the vein and causes its appearance to fade within weeks. You may also be eligible for laser treatment for veins, which includes a laser being pointed at the vein, destroying it without damaging the skin.
Although spider veins typically do not produce symptoms, your doctor may recommend that you get a venous ultrasound to ensure no other issues exist.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that bulge beneath the skin’s surface and are characteristically blue or purple. They are usually seen on the legs but can actually appear anywhere on the body and are a common occurrence. The enlarged vein is caused by weak valves and vein walls. Varicose vein risk factors include pregnancy, genetic predisposition, and obesity. They are also associated with aging.
There are many effective and minimally invasive treatment options for varicose veins thanks to developments in vein care. Dr. Tim Roham or Dr. Ali Roham will perform a venous ultrasound to help determine the best procedure for you, including sclerotherapy, endovenous laser ablation, radiation ablation, and microphlebectomy. A combination of treatments may also be recommended to give you the best results.
Reticular veins may be less well-known than spider or varicose veins, but they can still present some of the same cosmetic concerns. These veins are larger than spider veins and are usually blue. Although they are visible from the surface of the skin, they reside deeper than spider veins and can also be connected to surrounding spider veins. Pressure builds up in reticular veins, causing them to put pressure on nearby spider veins, which leads to bulging.
Your doctor may recommend a combination of treatments to give you the best results, including sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy, and laser treatments.
You don’t have to live with unflattering veins on your legs, face, or hands. Roham Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery believes that you should feel your best at all times. When you are ready to explore your treatment options for veins, contact Roham Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery for a consultation.