Varicose veins are one of the most difficult cosmetic issues to fix on your own. You probably won’t be able to improve the condition of these damaged veins by using topical skincare products and other at-home beauty treatments. At the Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, Tennessee, we can use a variety of effective medical methods to address your vein problems and enhance the appearance of your skin.
How Do You Remove Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins develop when some of your blood vessels become damaged or weak. As these vessels change, a large amount of blood may gather inside these veins. This blood can cause your veins to increase in size and become visible through the upper layers of your skin. We can use several techniques to eliminate these weakened veins.
Intense Pulsed Light Treatment
Receiving an intense pulsed light treatment is an excellent way to remove weakened veins that are negatively affecting the appearance of your skin. This sophisticated technique, which is also known as an IPL treatment, will use a unique type of light energy to address your vascular challenges. During your appointment, we will use a state-of-the-art device to send pulsing light energy into the veins that are causing you to feel upset about your appearance.
Our intense pulsed light energy is able to pass through the surface layers of your skin and penetrate your weakened blood vessels. As this light energy enters your skin, it will heat up your weakened veins. This increased temperature will cause these veins to gradually fade away. Over time, your bulging blood vessels and other skin problems will become less visible.
In addition to receiving a series of IPL treatments, we may recommend using sclerotherapy to address your vascular issues. Sclerotherapy is a quick, effective treatment that will use a minimally invasive method to improve the condition of your veins. We will inject a gentle solution into the damaged veins that you are trying to eliminate. This solution will alter the lining of your blood vessels and cause your damaged veins to collapse.
After your weakened veins have collapsed, your blood will not be able to pass through these vessels. Instead of pooling in these bulging veins, your blood will begin to pass through your stronger, undamaged veins. As your blood flow changes, the tissues in your damaged veins will be absorbed, and your skin will become clearer and more attractive.
Cynergy Laser Treatment
Our Cynergy laser treatments are also very good at eliminating your problematic veins. During this type of vein treatment, we will use a specialized laser to send energy into the specific blood vessels that you would like to remove. As this laser energy heats up the hemoglobin in these vessels, your veins will become constricted. As you continue to get Cynergy laser treatments, your damaged blood vessels will gradually fade away.
How Do You Prepare to Receive a Vein Treatment?
Although we won’t require you to follow challenging instructions or make burdensome changes in the days before your appointment, we will ask you to obey a couple of simple rules. For example, we may ask you to avoid taking supplements that contain specific vitamins while you are getting ready to receive your treatment.
If you are using a sclerotherapy treatment to eliminate weakened veins on your legs, we will ask you not to shave your legs on the day of your appointment. Further, you’ll need to temporarily stop applying lotion to this area of your skin.
What Should I Expect During My Vein Treatment?
Although the details of your vein treatment will vary, all of our techniques will be very comfortable and easy.
Receiving an IPL Treatment
You’ll receive your IPL treatment at our office in Nashville. We will start this process by thoroughly cleaning your skin and putting a cool gel onto your tissues. Depending on your needs, we may use a topical anesthetic to numb the tissues around your veins. After we have prepared your target area, we will use a small device to send pulses of light into your veins.
It will usually take us about 15 to 45 minutes to treat your vascular issues. Once we have sent an appropriate amount of light energy into your blood vessels, we will remove the gel, carefully clean your skin, and apply sunscreen onto your treatment area. If you have sensitive skin, we may use a cool compress to soothe your tissues at the end of your treatment.
Receiving a Sclerotherapy Treatment
If you use this method to improve your appearance, we will probably start your appointment by taking photographs of your problematic veins. We will also make temporary markings on your skin. We will use these temporary markings to guide us as we inject a sclerosing solution into your blood vessels.
Once we have completed this process, we will give you a supportive wrap or special hose to wear. You’ll be able to put on this supportive garment, leave our office, and continue with the rest of your plans for the day.
Receiving a Cynergy Laser Treatment
During this vein treatment, we will send gentle laser energy into your weakened vessels. You may feel a mild sensation that is similar to a warm rubber band snapping against your skin. Since our Cynergy laser will use sophisticated cooling technology to protect your tissues, you will be able to relax as we improve the condition of your blood vessels.
Will These Vein Treatments Have a Long Period of Downtime?
All of our vein treatments will have a very brief recovery period. You will be able to continue working at your job, caring for your children, and performing your household chores after you receive your treatment. However, you might need to make a few simple adjustments to your typical routine.
For example, you will need to stop engaging in very challenging physical activities for three to five days after you get a sclerotherapy treatment. We will also ask you not to use a sauna or go into a hot tub for several days. If you used a Cynergy laser to address your weakened veins, we will ask you to wear sunscreen after your appointment is complete.
How Long Will Your Treatment Plan Take to Complete?
Your body’s response to your chosen treatments will affect the number of sessions that you receive. It will typically take us a longer period of time to address more severe vein problems. If you have a large number of bulging veins on your legs, you will probably need to receive multiple appointments at our office in Nashville.
Designing Your Treatment Plan
We will begin the process of improving your vascular issues by assessing your veins and talking about your aesthetic objectives. Once we have completed this assessment, we will provide you with additional information about the length of your treatment plan.
If you give us sufficient notice, we can work with you to design a treatment plan that will improve your vein issues by a certain date. For example, we can design a plan that will eliminate your damaged veins before an important vacation or family gathering.
Receiving Multiple Treatments
If you are trying to address very minor vein problems, you might receive one or two treatment sessions. However, many of our vein techniques will create more impressive results if you receive a series of treatments. For example, we will typically advise you to get two to eight Cynergy laser treatments. It’s also common to receive multiple IPL treatments.
All of our vein treatments will use minimally invasive or non-invasive methods to correct your vascular challenges. Since you will have limited downtime after you receive your treatments, you should have no difficulty fitting multiple appointments into your schedule.
Can These Treatments Improve Spider Veins and Other Vascular Issues?
In addition to developing varicose veins, you can experience a wide variety of vascular problems. We can use our IPL, sclerotherapy, and laser treatments to address your spider veins, birthmarks, and other vascular issues.
Improving Your Spider Veins
You can develop broken blood vessels on your legs or face. These small blood vessels are called spider veins. Our IPL treatments are very good at removing these broken blood vessels from your nose, chin, and other areas of your face. In addition, we can use IPL and sclerotherapy treatments to remove spider veins from your legs.
Addressing Other Vascular Problems
Our vein treatments can also remove vascular birthmarks from your skin. For example, you might have been born with a noticeable pink or red birthmark. This type of birthmark is called a port-wine stain. Although a port-wine stain is usually harmless, your birthmark can lower your confidence and be difficult to cover with makeup. Fortunately, you can easily remove this mark by getting laser or IPL treatments.
We can also use laser treatments to remove angiomas. An angioma is a small, red oval or circle that can appear on your arms, legs, or other locations. Although you can develop this issue when you are young, these blemishes are more likely to appear as you get older. Receiving a laser treatment is a good way to clear your skin and enhance your self-esteem.
Try It for Yourself
Instead of living with enlarged, uncomfortable veins, you should use IPL treatments, sclerotherapy, or other techniques to improve the condition of your vascular system. These innovative treatments can eliminate your varicose veins, spider veins, and other cosmetic issues. If you are interested in using these methods to improve your appearance, contact us at the Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, Tennessee to set up an appointment today.