Tiny spider veins or more prominent varicose veins stand out against your skin in dark tones like red, purple, and blue. If you have visible veins, the team at Northshore Dermatology in Picayune, Mississippi, and in Slidell, Madisonville, and Hammond, Louisiana, provides several vein removal services to redirect blood flow and help them disappear. Call Northshore Dermatology or schedule an appointment online for vein removal today.
Vein removal services are procedures that minimize various vascular lesions on your body. These are visible veins you can see despite their positioning under your skin. They may appear to be red, blue, or purple in color.
Vein removal services are minimally invasive and highly effective at minimizing the appearance of vasculature on your skin. Your options include:
Sclerotherapy is an injection that goes directly into the treated vein. The injections contain chemicals that cause the vein to close, which results in redirected blood flow.
Laser vein removal uses a powerful beam of light to heat the vein until it constricts and closes. Like sclerotherapy, laser vein removal causes the blood to flow through other nearby vessels as the original vessel dies off.
Vein removal is an excellent option for those who have cosmetic issues like spider veins and varicose veins. Spider veins are those tiny broken blood vessels that look like little cracks or webs and tend to appear on your face or legs. They may be small, but many people feel that their spider veins stand out and are difficult to conceal.
Varicose veins are a larger vascular problem. While still mostly a cosmetic issue, varicose veins are larger and typically raised above your skin’s level surface. They usually appear on your legs due to poor valve function.
Functional valves inside a vein open and close to push blood upward against gravity. When the valves get weaker, blood has trouble flowing upward and can pool in a specific section of the vein, causing the vein to swell and turn into a varicose vein.
Though not all vein removal services have the exact same results, you can still get varicose veins or spider veins in the same area months or years after treatment. If new veins grow in the area, they can show up as varicose veins.
You can keep current varicose veins from getting worse by exercising, avoiding prolonged standing or sitting, and by putting your feet up when able when you sit down.
Call Northshore Dermatology or book a visit online to review vein removal services today.