Cosmetic Treatment Options for Leg Veins
When the veins in your legs become too dilated, it may lead to aches, leg fatigue, and visible veins near the surface of your skin. Offending veins can pose both a cosmetic and a health concern, putting you at a higher risk for circulatory problems.
At Cosmetic Medical Clinic and Vein Clinic in St. Albert, we provide leg vein treatments tailored to our patients' needs. Here is an overview of our different treatment options and what they involve.
Sclerotherapy is a form of injection treatment that closes off offending veins. Don't worry, this is perfectly okay to do as the body no longer uses these veins to circulate blood. The veins are closed off with a medication that is injected by a trained nurse or doctor at our St. Albert vein clinic.
Before treatment, your legs will be examined by an experienced doctor and you will be informed of the number of sclerotherapy treatments that will be necessary. Most patients need at least a minimum of three treatments, which are provided about two weeks apart.
If an assessment determines that you have larger veins which may not respond to sclerotherapy, then echosclerotherapy may be recommended instead. Echosclerotherapy is also an injection treatment. It uses a medication which has been turned into foam and which can then be guided by ultrasound to close off the target vein.
Echosclerotherapy treatment typically takes just 10 to15 minutes. You will be able to relax on a hydraulic bed and a small amount of local anesthetic will be applied to the offending vein, making the procedure painless.
The VenaSeal™ sapheon closure system is an intravenous treatment that closes off offending veins using a safe medical embolic adhesive. During the procedure, your legs will be temporarily numbed so that you do not feel any discomfort. Our trained professionals will then insert an ultrasound-guided catheter into the target vein for direct application of the adhesive.
Following any of the treatments at our vein clinic in St. Albert, you will be provided with a pair of specially fitted compression stockings. Our trained nurses also offer compression stocking fittings for people who would like to improve their blood circulation and prevent leg vein disorders.
Vein Clinic in Edmonton Area Offering Effective and Personalized Treatments
If your legs have been feeling tired and you notice the appearance of bulging veins, then Cosmetic Medical Clinic and Vein Clinic is here to help!
When you come in for your first appointment at our St. Albert vein clinic, we will examine your leg veins using a Doppler ultrasound for an accurate diagnosis. After considering your medical history, we will give you all of the information you need about our recommended treatment option. If you have any questions or concerns about treatment, we will be more than happy to address them.
Leg veins can be treated, and we have the tools and expertise to help you. To book your first appointment, just contact Cosmetic Medical Clinic and Vein Clinic today.