Vein and aesthetic medicine specialize in treating varicose veins, spider veins, and other vascular disorders. South Shore vein and aesthetic medicine physicians are board-certified in Veinology or Dermatology and have completed specialized training in treating these disorders.
The goal of the vein and aesthetic medicine is to improve the appearance of blood vessels so they do not stand out from surrounding tissue. The most common treatment for this type of vein disorder is laser surgery. This involves taking small pieces of vein tissue from an area around the problem vein and then combining them with healthy tissue from elsewhere around the body.
How do vein and aesthetic medicine work?
Vein and aesthetics treat vein diseases, such as varicose veins, spider veins, and phleboliths. Veins are involved in the delivery of blood to the heart and lungs from various organs and tissues. When they become damaged or blocked, they can cause tissue injury and even death.
Vein and aesthetic medicine aim to treat these conditions by removing blockages or abnormal growths from veins and improving their appearance. This can be achieved through various methods, including surgery, laser surgery, thermal ablation, and chemical peeling.
What are the symptoms of varicose veins, spider veins, and vascular disorder?
Varicose veins, spider veins, and other vascular disorders can cause various symptoms. Some people may have pain or discomfort in their legs every day. Others may have painful varicose veins in only one leg.
Varicose veins are the most common form of vein disease. They are often called “spider” veins because they look like spiders’ webs under the skin. A varicose vein forms when the valves that control blood flow in the vein become weakened and stretch out as the blood pressure rises and falls during each heartbeat. When this happens, extra blood pools in the vein, causing it to bulge.
One of the key symptoms of varicose veins is pain or discomfort in the lower legs when standing for long periods or walking upstairs. Another symptom can be swelling near a varicose vein, called edema. Edema can make it difficult for you to walk or stand for long periods.
When to seek vein and aesthetic medicine
1. If you notice some redness, swelling, or discomfort in your legs when they are extended or moved around.
2. You have had a vein graft in the past, which did not work out well for you. For example, your graft was unsuccessful, and you still have varicose veins.
3. You have been diagnosed with venous insufficiency, a condition where veins are dilated and cannot be repaired.
4. Your doctor has recommended surgery to treat varicose veins, but you are hesitant to go ahead because of the risk of complications.
5. When the veins in your legs are blue, bruised, or discolored.
6. If you have veins in your legs, feel tender, swollen, and warm to the touch.
7. When you experience pain in your leg veins during exercise or running, especially after a long run or intense training session
8. When you notice a color change in your skin, either paler or darker than normal.
Finding a vein and aesthetic medicine specialist is an important first step. They will evaluate and treat veins, spider veins, vascular anomalies, rosacea, and other vascular disorders. Depending on your doctor’s treatment plan, you may require ultrasound or advanced laser treatments. If you have spider veins, you may also get injections or micro needling done by a vein specialist to help them fade away. Contact the experts at South Shore Vein and Aesthetic Medicine if you have varicose veins or any other vascular disorder.