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3 ways to get rid of varicose and spider veins

Nearly 55 percent of all women are affected by varicose veins, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and most are self-conscious about this vascular issue. Influenced by genetics, aging and hormonal changes, nearly anyone can develop these imperfections, but luckily the ways to eliminate them are just as common. In fact, through laser skin resurfacing, the option to lessen the appearance of varicose veins is often cosmetic surgery with quick recovery rather than a difficult or lengthy procedure.

These treatments include:

  • Sclerotherapy – Spider and varicose veins can be reduced with sclerotherapy, a medical procedure in which your cosmetic surgeon injects a salt solution directly into the vein. This option is considered to be quicker and less potentially irritating than laser treatments.
  • Laser treatment – For veins too small for effective treatment with sclerotherapy, laser therapy is also an option. Your plastic surgeon uses a carefully guided laser to trip away the enlarged vein lining causing the unsightly condition.
  • Light therapy – Light therapy is another option for women looking to eliminate spider or varicose veins. A pulsed, broad-spectrum of light is used to eliminate the visible signs of spider or varicose veins.

Getting regular exercise, not standing or sitting for too long and wearing compression stockings are excellent ways to reduce the risk of developing spider and varicose veins in the first place, but if yo​u have developed them on your legs, back, neck or anywhere else, contact Maryland Plastic Surgery and Dr. Adam Summers to discuss your treatment options and give yourself unblemished, beautiful skin once more. From breast augmentation to skin rejuvenation, we offer a variety of procedures to meet anyone’s personal beauty needs.

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