One of the main cosmetic issues that Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery tries to address through our vein center is the prevalence of spider veins, unsightly blue lines on the skin that branch out in several directions. If you see these lines on your legs or elsewhere on your body, they may give you persistent feelings of self-consciousness.
Spider veins are caused by a host of issues, but generally the major reasons for them come down to age and lifestyle. As you get older, certain veins in your legs will become less efficient at moving blood up the legs, against the pull of gravity. This causes the veins to widen and turn blue or purple, and either branch out like spider veins or stick out from the skin like varicose veins. Jobs that require you to stand up for long periods of time contribute to the condition, as do conditions such as obesity or pregnancy.
At Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery and , we make it our goal to treat conditions like spider veins with a time-tested and minimally invasive solution called sclerotherapy. Rather than allowing the blood to build up in a spider vein, we inject a saline solution into the vein that causes it to harden and close off. This allows your blood to flow upward more effectively through less worn-out veins in your leg.
To learn more about your spider vein treatment options, contact Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery to schedule an initial consultation at one of our Detroit, Jackson, Dundee, Southfield, or Port Huron locations. Give us a call at (248) 723-9370 today.