80 million Americans have some kind of venous disorder and out of these 80% are cosmetic. Although most Americans do not have a major circulatory disorder, visible veins give the impression of aging and of poor health. The major reason for unwanted veins is related to heredity and have a large hormonal element as women are 3x more likely to develop varicose veins than men. Other factors contributing to the onset of unwanted veins are work related (standing for long periods of time), pregnancy, and trauma (injury) to the immediate area.
Surface veins such as spider veins are like a sponge that collects and drains into deeper vein channels. This passive collection network is redundant so even when damaged they are not essential to the circulation of the blood in the legs or facial areas. There are so many misconceptions concerning the elimination of unwanted veins because of the way unwanted they were eliminated in the past. With the advent of new sclerosing agents that create an enzymatic reaction in destroying unwanted veins, the procedure of eliminating unwanted veins has been greatly enhanced and the clearance of these veins have also improved dramatically from traditional methods of only a few years ago.
As part of our practice we also incorporate laser light technologies in eliminating unwanted veins in the face and leg areas. Modern sclerosing agents are limited in the correction of certain types of veins and areas across the body. The Aerolase NEO system allows for treatments above the ankles, is less painful than injection therapies, and works better with older veins where fibrosis within the vein has taken place. The 1064 ND-YAG system effectively treats deeper blue (de-oxy) veins as well as superficial veins in as little as 2-3 treatments. Treatments are (4) weeks apart and though new vein formations can occur after successful treatments of present veins they are more unlikely as compared to traditional injection therapies. Typical improvement after each session is 80%, so in as little as 2-3 treatments you will achieve almost 98% clearance of unwanted veins.
Spider Veins, blue reticular veins and other telangiectasia are now easily treated painlessly and effectively and clearance of these veins is easily achieved in one to three sessions. We offer laser solutions for telangectasias of the face and spider veins of the legs as well as injections of spider veins and reticular (blue) veins in the legs.