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Varicose & Spider Veins

Varicose & Spider Veins

Varicose & Spider Veins

Varicose veins are twisted veins that can be blue, red, or skin-colored. The larger veins may appear ropelike and make the skin bulge out. They are often found on the thighs, the backs and fronts of the calves, or the inside of the legs near the ankles and feet. During pregnancy, varicose veins can happen around the inner thigh, lower pelvic area, and buttocks. Whereas Spider veins, or thread veins, are smaller than varicose veins. They are usually red. They may look like tree branches or spider webs. Spider veins can usually be seen under the skin, but they do not make the skin bulge out like varicose veins do. They are usually found on the legs or the face.

Women are more likely to have varicose veins and spider veins. For many people, these are simply a cosmetic concern. For other people, it can cause aching pain and discomfort. Sometimes lead to more-serious problems. Some symptoms of varicose or spider veins include

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Who Should Consider Varicose & Spider Veins?

One should consider treating the varicose vein or spider vein, if you experience severe symptoms like:

  • An achy or heavy feeling in your legs
  • Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs
  • Worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time
  • Itching around one or more of your veins
  • Skin discoloration around a varicose vein

Choose The Right Doctor

Successful results solely depend upon the right choice of doctor. While choosing your doctor you must ensure he or she fulfils the below parameters:

  • Board-certification

  • Extensive Experience

  • Positive Reviews

  • Real Results

  • Understands Your Case and Expectations

  • Good Aesthetic Eye

Consultation

During your consultation you will discuss your medical history, concerns and expectation with our expert. He or she will do a thorough check and determine which treatment option is suitable for you. The doctor may also take photos in order to compare the results after the treatment.

Treatment

Treating varicose veins is a very safe and simple process. According to the severity of varicose veins, there are several treatments including non-invasive and minimally invasive options like

  • Laser Treatment: Latest laser technology is used to close off smaller varicose veins and spider veins. Laser treatment works by sending strong bursts of light onto the vein, which makes the vein slowly fade and disappear. No incisions or needles are used.
  • Sclerotherapy: In this procedure, your doctor will inject small and medium sized veins with a solution or foam that scars and closes those veins. In a few weeks, treated varicose veins will fade. Although the same vein may need to be injected more than once, sclerotherapy is effective if done correctly. It is an outpatient procedure performed without anesthesia.
  • Injectable: Injection of a large vein with a foam solution is also a possible treatment to close a vein and seal it.
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy: This is an outpatient procedure, where the doctor removes smaller varicose veins through a series of tiny skin punctures. Only the parts of your leg that are being pricked are numbed. Scarring is generally minimal.

Post Treatment

For best results, Compression stockings or topical bandage application should be worn for few days (during daytime only) after Sclerotherapy. After treatment with Laser, no compression bandage is necessary. Most of the treated veins will disappear immediately after the treat. However, there are might be some portion of veins which will appear thinner and darker for a couple of weeks and fade away slowly. At times the more resistant veins, need second round of treatment about 6 weeks after the first treatment in order to get rid of it completely.

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CosmeSurge is one of the leading aesthetic brands and the largest cosmetology chain in the region. Our services are proven and exceptional as we have team of highly qualified doctors and specialists with years of experience. To book a consultation you can call us on 800 26763 (COSME) or share your details through the book appointment section and our team will reach out to you.

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