Spider veins, varicose veins, and tiny cherry hemangiomas might not cause much of an issue in terms of discomfort, but they affect your skin’s appearance for the rest of your life without treatment. At Visage at the Vein Clinic in El Centro, Santa Barbara, and Murrieta, California, Seung Gwon, MD, FACS, Susan Hahm, MD, FACS and their team offer vein treatments to address all three types, including sclerotherapy and endovenous laser treatment. To minimize your visible veins, call Visage at the Vein Clinic, serving the Imperial Valley and Temecula Valley, for a consultation or book online today.
Vein treatments are procedures, most of which are noninvasive, that remove or minimize vascular lesions. While they don’t always indicate an underlying health issue, the cosmetic appearance of vascular lesions might lead you to seek treatment.
Vein treatments are a primary specialty at Visage at the Vein Clinic. Your options include:
EVLT takes an hour or less and involves minimal discomfort. During the procedure, your provider makes a small incision in the targeted vein and inserts a laser fiber through a catheter. The energy from the laser heats the varicose vein, which causes the walls to constrict and eventually close.
Sclerotherapy is another method of closing off problematic veins, which also causes them to disappear. Visage at the Vein Clinic offers injection sclerotherapy and laser sclerotherapy for smaller vascular lesions like spider veins and cherry hemangiomas.
Larger varicose veins are also treatable with microphlebectomy. During this procedure, your provider makes a series of small incisions after delivering local anesthesia to numb the area. Through the incisions, they remove the vein piece by piece using small hook-like instruments.
Ulcers can be a consequence of untreated varicose veins. After treating nearby varicose veins, your ulcers may be able to heal more effectively.
Vein treatments can target a few different types of vascular lesions, all of which are usually just cosmetic issues. The procedures available at Visage at the Vein Clinic can treat:
Varicose veins are large, bulky, often twisted veins that bulge out on your skin’s surface. By far, the most common area to get them is your legs. They develop because of faulty valves, which normally help blood flow against gravity.
Spider veins mostly appear on the face or legs, but you can get them almost anywhere. They’re much smaller than varicose veins and do not bulge above your skin’s surface.
Cherry hemangiomas are small red dots that are entirely benign. They appear when tiny superficial blood vessels reach your skin’s surface, and they can be either flushed or slightly raised on the surface.
Vein treatments like EVLT, sclerotherapy, and microphlebectomy permanently treat the veins they target. You won’t see the same vein or hemangioma reappear later. However, due to aging, vascular conditions, sun exposure, and other factors, you can still develop new or worsening lesions. You can continuously treat spider veins and varicose veins as they appear.
To explore vein treatments in-depth, call Visage at the Vein Clinic for a consultation or book an appointment online today.