Vein Therapy in Phoenix
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Vivid and bumpy veins can be embarrassing and downright uncomfortable. You may avoid wearing specific clothing or participating in activities that show your lower body to family, friends and coworkers due to the unsightly veins. Vein therapy offers an effective solution to visible veins, such as spider veins and varicose veins. If you struggle with these concerns, contact Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists to see if vein therapy can help you achieve clear, smooth skin again.
Spider Vein Removal and Treatment
Spider veins are typically red, purple or blue and appear in clusters on the ankles, calves and thighs. You may develop these visible veins in your youth, but spider veins are more common later in life, particularly in women. These colorful veins may happen due to your genetics, during times of hormonal change, or because of your occupation. Pregnancy, menopause, weight fluctuations and jobs that require you to stand or sit for long periods, may bring on spider veins.
The most effective treatment for spider veins is sclerotherapy, which injects a solution into the area to make the veins fade and collapse. However, laser treatments are also effective at reducing and removing spider veins.
Laser treatment for spider veins involves directing an intense light beam at the vein through your skin to obliterate it. Multiple sessions may be needed to eliminate spider veins, and laser therapy can be combined with sclerotherapy for some. You should notice an improvement in vein appearance after each treatment, but other spider veins can develop later.
Varicose Vein Removal and Treatment
Varicose veins are another common visible vein problem that appear larger than spider veins and are typically swollen or raised. These blood vessels may twist and turn in the legs and show through the skin. Like spider veins, varicose veins happen due to genetics, jobs requiring you to stand a lot, hormones, obesity and other causes. If you have a history of blood clots, you may have a higher risk of varicose veins. Women are more likely to experience varicose veins, and the veins may worsen with age. Any vein close to your skin’s surface can become twisted and enlarged, and varicose veins are most likely to happen in your lower body due to the heightened pressure in the veins when you stand and walk.
Varicose veins are more than an aesthetic problem. These swollen veins can cause you discomfort and come with aching pain. They’re typically a dark purple or blue and may look like cords on your legs. You may feel some throbbing, burning, swelling or muscle cramping in varicose veins in the lower legs that worsens when you sit or stand for a while. Varicose veins may be itchy and cause the surrounding skin to change color. Sclerotherapy works for varicose veins, and laser treatments with strong bursts of energy can make these painful, embarrassing veins fade and disappear slowly without invasive measures.
Contact Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists About Vein Therapy
If you struggle with visible veins, contact Dr. Ali Ghafouri and our skincare team in Scottsdale to schedule your consultation.