The Vein Light

One of the newer services offered at Yager Esthetics is the treatment of spider veins and small varicose veins. Sclerotherapy, or the injection of the veins with a solution to collapse and remove them, and laser treatments have been going very well. I have 2 nurses who are very experienced and enjoy the treatments immensely. The patient satisfaction rate has been fantastic.

Sometimes the veins are harder to see in patients with darker skin tones. Because of this, some veins are not treated until they become larger. The Vein Light has eliminated this problem from my practice. In a darkened room, the device can transilluminate the skin and all veins are clearly seen. It makes injection more accurate and complete.

In addition, we can avoid the mistakes of many vein injection centers by visualizing deeper veins. If your superficial varicose veins and spider veins are caused by deeper reticular vein issues, they will keep coming back. We screen for venous insufficiency so that we are sure the treatments here have the best chances of success.

Please call and ask for a complimentary vein evaluation so that we can treat your problems. It is not only cosmetic, as discomfort and future health problems may be avoided with early diagnosis and treatment.

You’re So Vein

One of the areas of interest of my patients at Yager Esthetics has been spider veins and varicose veins.  I have always done cosmetic surgery of the face , breast, and body, but have not offered any solutions for these blue lines that embarrass women (and men).  As a leading provider of cosmetic plastic surgery and esthetic services in the Hispanic community, I decided to research the safest and most effective treatments.

For true varicose veins, the very thick and bulgy ones that stick out from the skin, I still refer patients to a vascular surgeon for treatment.  Venous disease like this needs a full workup of underlying circulation, and the surgeries are best performed by someone with vascular surgical training.  Open surgeries, as well as endovenous laser options are available.

For the true spider veins, and thin varicose veins of 3mm diameter or less, we offer two options.  Some are amenable to laser therapy.  Given the unique challenges of Hispanic skin, a test spot is done to insure that darkening of the skin is less likely.  A special type of laser that is safer for darker skin tones is always used.

The tried and true method of sclerotherapy, or injections into the veins to dry them up, is also used.  We have the latest product, Asclera, which is a concentrated solution that is very effective in treating these annoying venous problems. 

If veins are a problem, we invite you to visit the office for a consultation so that my nurses and I can evaluate your particular problem, and review the options with you.  I promise your visit will not be in “vein”.