What are the Best Treatments for Unwanted Veins?
As we age, spider and varicose veins may start to appear on areas like the face and legs and can become more pronounced and bothersome as the years go on. While these veins are typically not harmful or life-threatening, they can be a major cosmetic concern for many. That’s why Dermatology Associates of Atlanta offers the latest vein treatments and technologies to help minimize and reduce the appearance of these unwanted veins.
The main purpose of sclerotherapy is to reduce the appearance of veins in the legs. A sclerosing agent is injected into superficial veins in order to shrink the blood vessels and ultimately minimize their appearance. This non-surgical, less invasive method is one of the safest ways to treat veins. Most patients notice results after three to four sclerotherapy vein injections. While recovering, it is important to avoid sun exposure for two to three weeks post-treatment or until all bruising is healed.
Laser Vein Treatment
Our laser technology, such as the newest VBeam® Perfecta, uses concentrated light energy to treat delicate facial, neck, hand and leg spider veins, increase collagen production and reduce redness caused by rosacea without harming the surrounding tissue. All of our laser treatments are performed in-office and carry little to no downtime. Since we offer multiple laser types that are all uniquely designed to treat various skin tones, we always recommend consulting with a licensed professional when deciding what treatment type is best for you.
Employing the use of intensed pulsed laser light (IPL), FotoFacial® penetrates deep into the skin’s layers to help minimize the appearance of superficial facial spider veins, brown spots and overall sun damage. This treatment also produces collagen all while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. Each FotoFacial® session lasts about 20 minutes and requires four to six treatments for optimal results.
While pronounced veins are a mostly harmless concern, seeking treatment can be a smart choice if you start to experience discomfort or overall dissatisfaction with your appearance. To learn more about our vein reduction treatment options or to find out what option is best for you, schedule a consultation with Dermatology Associates of Atlanta today. Also, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more skincare insights and monthly specials.