The dark red, blue, or flesh-toned cords of varicose veins affect nearly half the adult population of both women and men in the United States. These damaged veins are often swollen and raised above the skin and may appear twisted and bulging. Most often they are found in the legs, although they can appear elsewhere. Beyond being unattractive, varicose veins may cause aches and pains, throbbing, cramps, itchiness, restlessness, and may lead to more serious conditions such as blood clots.
Smaller, more superficial damaged veins known as sunburst varicosity or telangiectasias may also negatively impact your appearance. More commonly known as spider veins, this problem is characterized by small, thin veins that lie close to the skin. These veins form clusters that can be red, blue or purple in color appearing most often on thighs, calves and ankles, or even in the face. It is possible for the appearance of veins to be accompanied by aching, burning, swelling and night cramps. Spider veins can result from heredity, medication, weight gain, prolonged sitting or standing, pregnancy and other hormonal shifts.
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group offers two forms of treatment for varicose veins and spider veins: sclerotherapy and laser therapy. Both are safe and effective means for destroying the diseased veins, leaving your skin smooth and clear.*
Sclerotherapy is a relatively quick and easy procedure in which a medication is injected into the vein, irritating and dissolving the inner lining and causing it to clot. Over time, the body will reabsorb the vein, routing blood through other channels. Depending on the number and intensity of the veins, there may be a need for several treatments.
During treatment, the skin will be stretched taught and injected with a solution called AscleraT. Anesthetic properties make this a more gentle option for patients than other chemicals on the market. Approximately one injection is administered for every inch of spider vein, while larger varicose veins may require more treatment. It will take several treatments to achieve full results.* The deep colored veins that were once unpleasant will be reabsorbed by your body, causing the appearance of your legs to improve and discomfort to fade.
Laser Vein Therapy
New technology allows us to treat spider veins without surgery or an extended hospital stay and long recovery. Laser ablation takes only 45 minutes in two sessions. The procedure is painless and does not require anesthesia. The laser aims carefully controlled pulses of narrow-wavelength light at the damaged veins without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue. The veins absorb the light, causing them to heat up, collapse and close. They are then gradually reabsorbed by the body. There is no downtime or recovery period after treatment, and normal activities can be resumed immediately.
There is no reason to live with the unsightly cords and coloration of varicose and spider veins. Restore your legs to full health and beauty with expert treatment at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group.*
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