As you get older, some of your veins may begin to show signs of wear and tear, leaving behind unsightly marks on your skin. The vein specialists at Meridian Plastic Surgery offer minimally invasive, in-office procedures at the practice’s vein clinic to address your protruding and swollen veins, restoring your comfort and confidence. Contact the Meridian, Mississippi, office by phone or online today to schedule a consultation.
Your veins are part of your circulatory system and responsible for returning blood back to your heart and lungs for reoxygenation. Age and damage to the veins may lead to common vein problems, such as:
Spider veins are fine, superficial veins that become visible when permanently dilated. These veins may be red, blue, or purple in color and form in clusters, creating what looks like a spider web.
You can develop spider veins anywhere on your body, but they most often occur on the face and legs.
Varicose veins refer to the large, raised, gnarled veins under your skin. You may develop varicose veins if the valves in your veins are weak or damaged, allowing blood to pool backward, causing the vein to enlarge.
Like spider veins, you can develop varicose veins anywhere on your body, but they most often affect the legs.
Though common, at least half of all women are bothered by their spider veins. At Meridian Plastic Surgery, the specialists offer two vein procedures for spider veins, including:
Sclerotherapy involves injecting your dilated spider vein with a specialized agent that causes the vein to collapse and disappear. Your sclerotherapy is performed at the office, requires no downtime, and produces results within 4-6 weeks.
During laser light therapy, the team at Meridian Plastic Surgery directs laser energy at your spider vein, which causes blood clots to form and block the flow of blood. Over time, your body reabsorbs the vein, returning your skin to its original, blemish-free condition.
For varicose veins, the team at Meridian Plastic Surgery uses the CoolTouch CTEV laser. The advanced tool is the only laser on the market offering an automated fiber pull-back device that allows for consistent treatment results. And, compared to traditional vein stripping and ligation surgery, causes much less pain and bruising.
During the minimally invasive procedure, your provider closes your diseased vein using heat energy supplied by the laser fiber. To ease discomfort, your varicose vein procedure is performed using local anesthesia.
The team uses the CoolTouch CTEV laser to treat large and small varicose veins.
To schedule a consultation with the vein specialists at Meridian Plastic Surgery and learn more about the vein procedures, call the office or book online today.