Spider and varicose veins can affect the look of your skin. But with advances in medical treatments, you have many options for getting rid of these noticeable veins. Aesthetic skin expert Jessica Goerig, MS, PA-C, and board-certified dermatologist Ryan Goerig, MD, at Dana Point Dermatology specialize in vein treatment and can develop a personalized plan to erase your unsightly veins. For an evaluation, call the office in Dana Point, California, or request an appointment online today.
Your veins are responsible for pushing your blood back to your heart and lungs for reoxygenation. The valves in your veins open and close as your muscles contract and relax to move your blood through.
If your valves are damaged or malfunctioning, then the blood may fall backward, creating a pool that causes your veins to be more visible under your skin.
There are two types of troublesome vein conditions, including:
Spider veins are visible red or blue lines that may create a web-like appearance on your skin. These types of veins can appear anywhere on your body, but are most commonly found on your face, hands, and chest.
Varicose veins are the bulging, thick, and gnarled veins that develop under your skin. Like spider veins, these types of veins can occur anywhere but are most often found on the legs.
Whether you have spider or varicose veins, the team at Dana Point Dermatology can develop a treatment plan to improve the look and texture of your skin.
The team at Dana Point Dermatology develops individualized vein treatment plans based on the type of veins you have and their location.
Initially, the team may suggest lifestyle modification to improve blood circulation, such as regular exercise and keeping your feet elevated when you can.
These treatments may prevent new spider or varicose veins from forming, but they can’t get rid of the ones you have. To improve the look of your skin and get rid of your veins, Dana Point Dermatology offers sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for spider and varicose veins. During the minimally invasive, in-office procedure, your clinician at Dana Point Dermatology injects a chemical into the affected vein. The chemical irritates the vein, causing it to collapse.
Sclerotherapy at Dana Point Dermatology takes less than an hour and causes little discomfort. The number of injections you need depends on the length and number of damaged veins.
After your injections, your clinician covers the injection sites with gauze and compression tape. There’s no downtime following sclerotherapy, though you may be advised to refrain from strenuous exercise for up to 10 days following your injections.
Your spider veins should disappear within 3-6 weeks and your varicose veins within 3-4 months. The team at Dana Point Dermatology may suggest a series of treatments to get the best results.
To schedule a vein treatment consultation, contact Dana Point Dermatology by phone or online today.