Vein Removal

Vein Treatment

Dr. Verebelyi is one of the few doctors in Colorado certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. As a vein specialist, he has treated countless patients for vein problems such as facial veins and redness, spider veins, and varicose veins. The advanced vein treatments offered at Colorado Skin and Vein utilize the most cutting-edge technology and are often covered by insurance. If you are unsure which treatment may be right for your symptoms, read on for more information.

Treatments

Facial Veins & Redness

Facial veins and redness are often the result of enlarged capillaries and venules or a condition known as rosacea. They usually appear as red, bruise-like spots on the face, but unlike a bruise, they do not disappear or heal. Enlarged capillaries are often easier to detect with age because the skin becomes thinner over time. Dr. Verebelyi can correct this condition with the Pulsed Dye Laser in just a few short treatments.

PULSED DYE LASER

The Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL) targets the affected blood vessels using a concentrated beam of light. The light is converted to heat, which damages the unwanted veins without harming the surrounding skin. The damaged veins disappear over the course of a few weeks as the body naturally absorbs them.

Each treatment takes just a few minutes to complete and requires no downtime. The best results often require three treatments, but those with severe rosacea may need five or more.

Anesthesia is not required because pain is minimal. Just before each laser pulse, the machine produces a cold spray that helps minimize any discomfort.

Bruising may result from treatment, but it is often minimal. When bruising does occur, it usually subsides within three to ten days. A less common side effect is a temporary change in skin pigment, which can last a few weeks. Scarring with the Pulsed Dye Laser is extremely rare.

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Hands

Spider Veins

Spider veins are often red or blue in color and remain close to the surface of the skin. They appear on the legs (and sometimes the hands) as short, irregular lines that can look like spiderwebs or tree branches. Although spider veins do not generally pose a threat to your health, they may be a sign of damage within the deeper vessels. Unlike varicose veins, spider veins do not cause pain. One treatment of Sclerotherapy can stop blood flow to these unnecessary veins and, after a few weeks, cause them to disappear as they are absorbed into the body.

Sclerotherapy

Dr. Verebelyi uses the most advanced form of Sclerotherapy to treat spider veins. The procedure begins by injecting a small about of solution into the veins, which causes them to become sticky and close. This forces the blood to reroute through surrounding, healthier veins. Over time, the body will naturally absorb the treated veins, and they will no longer be visible.

Treatments are usually more effective when the sclerosing agent (the injected solution) is more irritating to the vein. Dr. Verebelyi will choose the type of solution based on the blood flow rate and the location of the vein. Newer FDA-approved solutions, such as Asclera® (polidocanol), are very effective with fewer side-effects and little to no discomfort.

After Sclerotherapy, the treatment area will swell temporarily and then subside within a few weeks as the unwanted veins are absorbed into the surrounding tissues. Several treatments may be needed to achieve the best results. There is no downtime required with this treatment.

Side effects are uncommon but may include bruising and minor bleeding.

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Thighs

Spider Veins

Spider veins are often red or blue in color and remain close to the surface of the skin. They appear on the legs (and sometimes the hands) as short, irregular lines that can look like spiderwebs or tree branches. Although spider veins do not generally pose a threat to your health, they may be a sign of damage within the deeper vessels. Unlike varicose veins, spider veins do not cause pain. One treatment of Sclerotherapy can stop blood flow to these unnecessary veins and, after a few weeks, cause them to disappear as they are absorbed into the body.

Sclerotherapy

Dr. Verebelyi uses the most advanced form of Sclerotherapy to treat spider veins. The procedure begins by injecting a small about of solution into the veins, which causes them to become sticky and close. This forces the blood to reroute through surrounding, healthier veins. Over time, the body will naturally absorb the treated veins, and they will no longer be visible.

Treatments are usually more effective when the sclerosing agent (the injected solution) is more irritating to the vein. Dr. Verebelyi will choose the type of solution based on the blood flow rate and the location of the vein. Newer FDA-approved solutions, such as Asclera® (polidocanol), are very effective with fewer side-effects and little to no discomfort.

After Sclerotherapy, the treatment area will swell temporarily and then subside within a few weeks as the unwanted veins are absorbed into the surrounding tissues. Several treatments may be needed to achieve the best results. There is no downtime required with this treatment.

Side effects are uncommon but may include bruising and minor bleeding.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are typically flesh colored and tend to bulge and protrude from the skin on the legs. They are soft and spongy to the touch, but if they have clotted, they may become hard. Varicose veins are caused by damaged valves, which fail to keep to blood moving in one direction toward the heart and allow the blood to flow backwards. Unlike spider veins, varicose veins can be painful and lead to swelling, Restless Leg Syndrome, and skin ulcerations in the lower legs. Dr. Verebelyi treats varicose veins with CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), which uses laser technology to remove these unnecessary veins.

CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is one of the safest and most effective lasers for the treatment of varicose veins. It replaces the old method of treating veins surgically and is the gold standard for treating varicose veins. Colorado Skin and Vein is currently one of only three offices in Colorado that offer this cutting edge technology.

Heat from the laser damages the vein walls, which forces the blood to flow through surrounding healthy veins. The damaged veins are eventually absorbed into the body and fade.

Dr. Verebelyi will perform an ultrasound scan to determine which veins he will treat with EVLA. He will inject a small amount of local anesthetic. A wire will be inserted into the vein through a small needle, which is then removed and replaced with a catheter. A laser fibre is passed up through the catheter so that the tip of it lies at the highest point to be heated. Local anesthetic will be injected again around the vein, and the laser will be applied to the vein for about five minutes. The laser and catheter are then removed, and the small puncture where the catheter was inserted will be covered with a dressing.

Treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes. After treatment, patients may be instructed to wear compression stockings. EVLA prevents much of the bruising and swelling associated with alternative treatments. Any swelling will usually dissipate in the days following treatment.

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Calves

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are typically flesh colored and tend to bulge and protrude from the skin on the legs. They are soft and spongy to the touch, but if they have clotted, they may become hard. Varicose veins are caused by damaged valves, which fail to keep to blood moving in one direction toward the heart and allow the blood to flow backwards. Unlike spider veins, varicose veins can be painful and lead to swelling, Restless Leg Syndrome, and skin ulcerations in the lower legs. Dr. Verebelyi treats varicose veins with CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), which uses laser technology to remove these unnecessary veins.

CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)

CoolTouch Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is one of the safest and most effective lasers for the treatment of varicose veins. It replaces the old method of treating veins surgically and is the gold standard for treating varicose veins. Colorado Skin and Vein is currently one of only three offices in Colorado that offer this cutting edge technology.

Heat from the laser damages the vein walls, which forces the blood to flow through surrounding healthy veins. The damaged veins are eventually absorbed into the body and fade.

Dr. Verebelyi will perform an ultrasound scan to determine which veins he will treat with EVLA. He will inject a small amount of local anesthetic. A wire will be inserted into the vein through a small needle, which is then removed and replaced with a catheter. A laser fibre is passed up through the catheter so that the tip of it lies at the highest point to be heated. Local anesthetic will be injected again around the vein, and the laser will be applied to the vein for about five minutes. The laser and catheter are then removed, and the small puncture where the catheter was inserted will be covered with a dressing.

Treatment takes about 20 to 30 minutes. After treatment, patients may be instructed to wear compression stockings. EVLA prevents much of the bruising and swelling associated with alternative treatments. Any swelling will usually dissipate in the days following treatment.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are often red or blue in color and remain close to the surface of the skin. They appear on the legs (and sometimes the hands) as short, irregular lines that can look like spiderwebs or tree branches. Although spider veins do not generally pose a threat to your health, they may be a sign of damage within the deeper vessels. Unlike varicose veins, spider veins do not cause pain. One treatment of Sclerotherapy can stop blood flow to these unnecessary veins and, after a few weeks, cause them to disappear as they are absorbed into the body.

Sclerotherapy

Dr. Verebelyi uses the most advanced form of Sclerotherapy to treat spider veins. The procedure begins by injecting a small about of solution into the veins, which causes them to become sticky and close. This forces the blood to reroute through surrounding, healthier veins. Over time, the body will naturally absorb the treated veins, and they will no longer be visible.

Treatments are usually more effective when the sclerosing agent (the injected solution) is more irritating to the vein. Dr. Verebelyi will choose the type of solution based on the blood flow rate and the location of the vein. Newer FDA-approved solutions, such as Asclera® (polidocanol), are very effective with fewer side-effects and little to no discomfort.

After Sclerotherapy, the treatment area will swell temporarily and then subside within a few weeks as the unwanted veins are absorbed into the surrounding tissues. Several treatments may be needed to achieve the best results. There is no downtime required with this treatment.

Side effects are uncommon but may include bruising and minor bleeding.

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