If you live in Delray Beach, it’s challenging to go through life without being a beach person or wearing a bathing suit at some point. If you avoid showing your legs due to varicose or spider veins, there is hope for a vein-free future. If you’re worried about those spider veins or varicose veins that are starting to look the like the Mississippi snaking across a Google map, celebrated plastic surgeon Dr. John G. Westine can help you successfully treat and get rid of those unsightly deterrents to happily exposed legs this summer!
It’s estimated that at least half of all women are bothered by the common cosmetic problem of varicose veins and spider veins at some point in their lives. There is a little difference between varicose veins and spider veins: varicose veins are large, raised, and swollen blood vessels that seem to twist and turn. They mainly develop in the legs and can be seen through the skin. Spider veins are smaller in size and proportion, and they are red, purple, and blue vessels that also twist and turn. They are typically visible on the legs and face.
For some women, spider veins become noticeable as early as in their early twenties, and for others, the veins don’t become obvious or problematic until they reach their mid-to-late forties. Men can develop spider veins as well; however, they are typically concealed by hair growth. Contrary to modern myths, they are not caused by crossing your legs too much! Spider and varicose veins are largely hereditary, but can also be caused by:
- Hormonal shifts
- Weight gain
- Occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing
If you would like to eliminate your varicose or spider veins and improve your appearance, Dr. Westine and Delray Beach Plastic Surgery can help. We use the latest Sclerotherapy treatments to provide the safest, relatively painless, and most-efficient method available for eradicating varicose and spider veins.
How Sclerotherapy Gets Rid of Varicose and Spider Veins at Delray Beach Plastic Surgery
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used selectively at Delray Beach Plastic Surgery to eliminate those unwanted and unsightly varicose and spider veins. Sclerotherapy is a proven procedure that has been in use since the 1930s that involves an injection of a solution (generally a saline solution) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the blood vessels lining, causing it to collapse and stick together and the blood clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.
Delray Beach Plastic Surgery has been rated one of the most tranquil and inviting medical facilities in Delray Beach, without the frenzied or overwhelming atmospheres of other large plastic surgery practices that are populated with dozens of surgeons and staff. When you come in for treatment, following a careful vascular examination, we will give our patients realistic views of what to expect. The success and safety of your procedure depends very much on your complete candidness with Dr. Westine during your consultation. You’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires, and lifestyle.
The entire Sclerotherapy procedure lasts less than 30 minutes, as you lay back comfortably while your veins are injected with saline all along the offending veins and at their sources. Most people take a Tylenol at least an hour before the procedure to help cut down the sting from the needle, but are usually surprised at how little discomfort or pain there is. After the injections, you may experience a bit of itchiness, which is the saline working its way through the veins. As the days progress, you will see amazing results. Each follow-up treatment (if necessary) will have Dr. Westine injecting any stubborn veins that are still clinging to life.
Treating Varicose Veins in Delray Beach with Sclerotherapy
Treating your varicose or spider veins has never been so easy or so comfortable. Combining an artistic approach with world-class medical training and extensive experience, Dr. John G. Westine and the staff At Delray Beach Plastic Surgery will help create the aesthetically pleasing yet natural-appearing results you’re seeking. Dr. Westine, the founder of Delray Beach Plastic Surgery, is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon. When you come into our offices for a consult, you can rest assured that Dr. Westine will provide expert and caring service. It’s important that you’re candid about your concerns, wishes, and expectations during the initial consult, as this will inevitably determine the outcome and success of the procedure.
As a relatively painless procedure with a professional you can trust, why go anywhere else? Today is the day to change the way you feel about your legs, starting with one simple phone call. To learn more about the causes of varicose veins in Delray Beach and the different available options to treat them, contact Delray Beach Plastic Surgery today to schedule an appointment for an evaluation of your varicose veins.