Your veins perform a critical duty in your body — returning your blood to your heart after it has delivered essential oxygen and nutrients throughout. However, you may not want your veins to be visible on your skin. Whether you have gnarled blue and purple varicose veins on your legs or fine red spider veins on your face, at Luminous Vein Care and Aesthetics in Plano, Texas, Ammar Hindi, MD and his team offer expert vein treatments to improve the appearance of the veins on your skin. Call or make an appointment online today to learn about your vein treatment options.
Venous insufficiency, a condition that damages or weakens the small valves in your veins that help your body push blood back to your heart, can cause varicose veins. If one of those valves is weak, it could allow blood to flow backward and pool in your vein. As the volume of pooled blood increases, it causes your vein to distend and become visible on your skin.
Spider veins on your face or other parts of your body are also due to weakened veins. However, in many cases, spider vein development is triggered by sun exposure. The UV rays in sunlight damage the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin, which weakens and thins your skin.
At Luminous Vein Care and Aesthetics, Dr. Hindi and his team offer a variety of vein treatment options. Your treatment depends on the location and severity of your visible veins.
Dr. Hindi begins your treatment with a physical exam and evaluation of your veins. He often uses ultrasounds to monitor your circulation and identify weak points in your vascular system. He also uses ultrasounds during endovenous treatments to ensure the laser fiber is placed at the correct location in your vein.
Dr. Hindi uses endovenous laser treatments for large visible veins on your legs. The procedure is minimally invasive and only requires a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. During the treatment, Dr. Hindi sends a catheter through your vein until it reaches the damaged part and then feeds a laser fiber through the catheter. Once the laser fiber is in the right place, Dr. Hindi turns on the laser which heats and seals your damaged vein.
Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for small and medium-sized leg veins including spider veins. During the procedure, Dr. Hindi injects a chemical solution known as a sclerosant into your damaged vein, closing and sealing it.
Phlebectomy is the minimally invasive surgical removal of medium varicose veins. Dr. Hindi uses a local anesthetic to numb your leg then removes the varicose vein through small punctures in your skin.
If you have spider veins or other visible veins on your face, Dr. Hindi uses the Elite MPX laser system to deliver pulses of light that break up the tiny veins in your facial skin to reduce discoloration and improve your complexion.
Your hands often give away your age before your face. If the skin on your hands has become thin, making your veins more obvious, Dr. Hindi may recommend using Radiesse dermal filler injections to replenish the skin volume on your hands and create a more supple, youthful appearance.
Call Luminous Vein Care and Aesthetics or make an appointment online to learn more about your vein removal options.