Many of the skin conditions faced by our patients are not considered medically dangerous, but are cosmetic in nature, which can cause an unsightly appearance leading to self-consciousness and embarrassment. Our mission at McGuiness Dermatology is to help our patients achieve confidence in their appearance. Leg veins and facial veins are two cosmetic dermatology issues we treat in our offices in Plano, Flower Mound, and Prosper.
How to Treat and Reduce the Appearance of Leg Veins
Leg veins come in many sizes—from the diameter of hair to that of small ropes. In some cases, large leg veins can be the sign of a medical problem that should be treated by a physician. If your veins are sizable, or there are indications you have problems with veins deep in the leg, we recommend you see a doctor who specializes in large vein treatment for evaluation. If a deep vein problem exists and goes untreated, treating the smaller superficial veins will be especially frustrating, as they will be very likely to recur.
Cosmetic dermatology specialists use various procedures to treat leg veins including injection with the sclerosing agent Asclera, Cutera Excel V, and IPL treatment. The number of treatments needed varies depending on the number of veins, the size of the area treated, and how easily the veins respond. Even without underlying deep, large vein problems, the smaller, superficial veins can be resistant to treatment, or recurrent. Uncommonly, they sometimes become worse after treatment.
How to Treat Facial Redness and Facial Veins
Visible facial veins and redness are often linked to Rosacea. Rosacea can be treated topically, with pills, or with lasers, pulsed light and other devices used to remove the visible blood vessels on the face and reduce redness.
McGuiness Dermatology treats facial redness and facial veins using tools such as the Palomar MaxG laser, Cutera Excel V or sclerotherapy. Several treatments are usually required, and treatment may have to be repeated in the future. The Palomar MaxG laser uses pulsed light to remove facial veins and redness. The Cutera Excel V is the only tunable laser system on the market that combines two ultra-precise laser wavelengths in one device, and can be used to treat deep facial veins.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure that involves an injection into the vein that causes the vein to close and turn to scar tissue, over time, the vein fades from view. About Sclerotherapy
If you are suffering from unsightly leg veins or facial veins and redness, contact the cosmetic dermatology specialists at McGuiness Dermatology, providing care to patients in Plano, Flower Mound, Prosper, Dallas and surrounding areas.