As we age, it is common for small networks of blue veins to develop on the chest. It is also common for women who have had breast augmentation to develop visible spider veins on the breast and chest area. These veins can make one appear older than they are and make them self-conscious when wearing outfits that show off the chest area. Fortunately, the board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego specialize in a variety of treatments for minimizing the appearance of chest veins.
Sclerotherapy for Chest Veins
At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we are proud to offer sclerotherapy for spider vein removal performed by some of the most highly respected sclerotherapy experts in the country. Sclerotherapy is one option for the treatment of veins on the chest, and the best way to know if you are a candidate, is to schedule a consultation with our vein experts.
If the doctor determines that sclerotherapy is the best solution for your chest veins, the procedure will consist of the injection of a medication known as a sclerosing agent into the main vein. The sclerosing agent will cause the unwanted veins to collapse and become less visible. The treatment is quick, performed in our office, and involves very little discomfort or downtime.
Laser Therapy for Chest Veins
Depending on the severity of your chest veins and the doctor’s evaluation, you may be a good candidate for laser vein treatment. Here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we house a number of the most innovative, state-of-the-art lasers for treating a variety of conditions, including unwanted veins. During your consultation, the doctor will create a treatment plan for eliminating your chest veins that may include the use of the Nd:Yag laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL), or the CoolTouch CTEV.
Laser vein treatments are safe and effective, virtually painless, and a good option for patients of most skin types. Depending on the condition of your chest veins, you may need about 2-5 treatments for optimal results. Results are generally long lasting, especially when the patient is careful about limiting sun exposure and wearing sunscreen.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about how to best treat chest veins, take a look at the answers to some commonly asked questions below. Please call us at (858) 365-3622 if you have any more questions. We look forward to speaking with you.
Q: What causes chest veins?
A: Visible spider veins start to appear as part of the aging process, but can also be caused by genetics, sun exposure, and hormones. Applying sunscreen to the chest regularly and avoiding excessive sun exposure may help prevent unsightly chest veins. Women who undergo breast augmentation are also prone to developing blue chest and breast veins, and our doctors have helped countless patients overcome them!
Q: What is the best treatment for chest veins?
A: The best chest vein treatment will depend greatly on the individual. For some, sclerotherapy will be the best option, while the doctors may determine that laser therapy is the better choice for others. Our advice is to schedule a consultation with one of our vein therapy experts to see which chest vein therapy is right for you.
Q: Is vein therapy painful?
A: Our board-certified dermatologists do all they can to minimize discomfort during vein therapy. Sclerotherapy is performed using a tiny needle and causes minimal discomfort. Laser vein treatments are also relatively pain-free and cause little to no downtime.
Q: Why Cosmetic Laser Dermatology for chest vein treatment?
A: Our board-certified dermatologists are among the best doctors in the country for vein therapy. It is important that you seek vein treatments only from doctors with extensive experience in sclerotherapy and lasers. To learn more about of team of vein experts, contact our office today.
Q: How many chest vein treatments will I need?
A: The number of treatments you will need will depend on the amount and severity of your chest veins and the type of treatment our experts deem best. Most patients experience an improvement after just one sclerotherapy treatment but may need a couple of treatments for best results. If undergoing laser vein treatments, 2-5 treatment sessions may be needed.
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Contact Us Today for a San Diego Chest Vein Consultation
If you are tired of wearing high collared blouses to cover up your chest veins, it may be time to contact the vein therapy experts in San Diego. Whether its sclerotherapy or laser treatments, our board-certified dermatologists can revitalize and rejuvenate the aging chest. Contact our office at (858) 365-3622 now to schedule your consultation!
To learn more about chest veins, contact us at our San Diego office.
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