Many people may be experiencing visible webbings of veins, typically found in the legs. These veins can have several causes, whether from genetics or from standing a great amount of time over long periods. Unwanted veins can be bothersome and make for an unpleasant addition to your aesthetic. There also may be some instances where vascular lesions may cause you discomfort. If a visible series of veins through your skin is bothering you, Dr. Steljes offers a variety of highly advanced vein treatments that can benefit the appearance of your skin as well as help alleviate your discomfort.
Dr. Trina Steljes is an expert transplant surgeon in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico with over 17 years of experience. Dr. Steljes and her medical team aim to help enhance your wellness and improve your quality of living. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment!
Here are the treatments we offer to relieve the appearance of unwanted veins:
Sclerotherapy has been a proven treatment option to remedy the appearance of unwanted veins since the 1930’s. This innovative procedure can help treat the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins that are highly noticeable through the skin. With the administration of a salt solution, the unwanted veins become irritated, resulting in the blood to clot and their collapse. Once they’ve begun to disintegrate, your body will naturally process these veins, turning them into scar tissue and fading their visibility.
EndoVenus Laser Ablation Therapy (EVLT) is a cutting-edge procedure that utilizes ultrasound imaging guidance. Undesired veins can easily be sealed up using a laser tip through a tiny opening in the skin. Once a local anesthesia has been applied and access to the vein has been made, a catheter will be inserted into the vein, emitting ultrasound to bring the vein closer to the surface. Once the vein has risen, energy from the laser will be used to target the vein, heating it and closing it up. Blood from those veins will be redirected to other veins, as the treated veins fade.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a state-of-the-art treatment that uses gentle heating from radiofrequency energy to to correct the appearance of unwanted veins. Once the veins are damaged, they close off and turn to scar tissue. As the veins become scar tissue, they will be less visible through the skin.
Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive treatment option that requires the use of a tiny scalpel to remove unwanted veins that are on the surface of the leg. A local anesthetic will be used to numb the designated treatment site for optimal patient comfort. Consult with our medical team to find out if phlebectomy may be the right treatment option for you.
If unwanted veins are disrupting your aesthetic or if they are causing your discomfort, contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out which of these vein treatments may be right for you.