Show Your Beautiful Spring Skin With These Varicose Vein Treatments

Despite the cold winter weather we’ve been having, spring and summer are right around the corner. That means more sunlight and more opportunities for you to show off your gorgeous skin. Unfortunately, if you’re one of the 40 million people in the United States suffering from varicose veins you may want to cover up and stay inside. But luckily, with all the available treatment options for the condition, you won’t have to miss out on any fun in the sun! Check out these common procedures for getting rid of varicose veins and then visit Vein and Skin Laser Center to find out what’s best for you.



Sclerotherapy uses an injected solution to get rid of varicose veins. After being directly injected into the affected vein, the interior of the blood vessels becomes agitated, which results in the vein engorging and blood clotting. After a while the blood vessels begin to scar and fade from view.


Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Ambulatory phlebectomy works by actually removing the affected veins from the leg. During the treatment, small, millimeter-length incisions are made above of the veins. Tiny hooks are then placed underneath the vessels to remove the vein in sections. After the procedure, patients recover fairly quickly and notice dramatic cosmetic improvement.


VNUS Closure/VeneFit

This type of procedure uses radio waves to close varicose veins. First small cuts are made in the skin. A special catheter with a radio frequency emitting device outfitted at the tip is then inserted into the saphenous vein. When the device at the tip activates, it is slowly pulled out of the vein, which results in the vein closing and losing its bulging appearance.


Venacure EVLT

Endovenous Laser Treatment or EVLT uses light in the form of laser energy to get rid of varicose veins. In this procedure, a thin fiber optic instrument is placed into the vein. Laser light is then emitted through the instrument which, when pulled out of the vein, seals the affected vessel. After the vein is closed, blood resumes moving normally throughout the remainder of the body’s healthy veins.


Cutera Skin Laser Treatments

This treatment adds the finishing touch for tiny spider veins that are still noticeable after sclerotherapy and tiny veins that are unable to be treated with sclerotherapy. It is also the most effective treatment for facial veins.


While all of the treatments above are effective at reducing the appearance of varicose veins, it’s best to speak with one of the experts at Vein and Skin Laser Center first to see what’s best for you. Schedule an appointment by calling 404-508-4320!

This post was written by Vein and Skin Laser Center | February 26, 2015

When to Consider Botox

Botox, medically known as Botulinum Toxin, is a formula that can be injected into the skin in very small doses for various therapeutic effects. Botox works by preventing the neurotransmitters that tell muscles to contract from functioning. While often used for cosmetic reasons, using Botox can yield a variety of positive results.

Cosmetic Use

If you have wrinkles on your face, particularly in the forehead or area around the eyes, Botox can help eliminate them, smoothing the skin out by preventing the muscles beneath it from contracting. The injection can also prove helpful in eliminating “crow’s feet,” lines that occur naturally at the outer edge of each eye.

Another area where Botox is very effective for cosmetic use is the forehead. Raising your eyebrows can cause fine horizontal lines to appear. Over time these lines can become ingrained and make you appear older. Botox makes it harder to raise your eyebrows, which prevents the lines from forming.

The “hatchet lines” between the eyebrows are perhaps the most common area for Botox use in the face. These lines are easily resolved with Botox.

Migraine Headaches

Botox is the only treatment for migraine headaches approved by the Food & Drug Administration. The procedure is best suited for patients experiencing chronic migraines (15 or more headaches every month) who have tried multiple migraine medications to no avail. Botox injections can prevent as many as nine headaches each month.

Excessive Sweating

If you suffer from severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating), Botox may be an effective treatment for you. Most doctors recommend that patients 18 or older first try topical creams or formulas to resolve the sweating. If this does not work, Botox can be injected into the underarm area.

Ready to Talk Botox?

If you are willing to try a very effective solution for wrinkles, migraine headaches, or excessive sweating, Botox may be the right choice for you. Find out if Botox is the solution to your skin problems by calling Vein and Skin Laser Center at 404-508-4320 today!



This post was written by Vein and Skin Laser Center | February 6, 2015