Varicose veins affect over 40% of the people currently living in the United States. Some of these people are aware of their varicose veins while others aren’t.
Varicose veins are a sign of an important vascular insufficiency and compromise. Like arterial hypertension and dental cavities, the insidious nature of chronic venous hypertension is progressively destructive and should be treated before pain and other more serious symptoms occur.
Have you begun to notice veins becoming more visible below the surface on your face? They might have been fine pink or red lines at first but have become darker over the last few years. You might have Telangiectasias, more commonly known as spider veins. They are small broken or widened blood vessels that appear individually or in small groups near the surface of the skin. While they are more common on the arms, chest, back, and legs, they can also appear on the face, particularly on the cheeks and nose.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a treatment for spider veins that is used as an alternative to more conventional treatment methods like laser treatment. IPL is used primarily for surface veins and requires no downtime. Our sclerotherapist specialist, Nurse Julie Ninow explains more in this video:
So, you have had your laser treatment, what’s next? Most patients, about 90% or more, need adjunctive treatment after their laser procedure(s). Typically, this treatment is Ultrasound Guided Therapeutic Sclerotherapy (USTST). About a month after your laser treatment our ultrasound tech will do a thorough exam, mapping any indwelling veins that are not functioning properly and still remain after the laser procedure. The preferred treatment to eliminate these veins is USTST.