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Vein Treatment

Medi Spa at Choto

Medical Spa located in Knoxville, TN

If you’re among the 30% to 60% of adults with bulging varicose veins or have red, blue, and purple spider veins on the surface of your face or legs, visit the aesthetic specialists at MediSpa At Choto in Knoxville, Tennessee. Whether you want to remove varicose veins or spider veins for cosmetic reasons or due to other complications, the team offers minimally invasive treatment like sclerotherapy. Give the practice a call or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

Vein Treatment Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins appear as bulges or knots that stick out on your legs. They’re caused by inadequate circulation, a condition in which the blood in the veins changes direction and begins to pool in one place. Some people experience pain or discomfort with varicose veins, with common leg symptoms that include:

  • Heaviness
  • Aching 
  • Throbbing
  • Burning
  • Swelling 
  • Itching 

Less common, but severe, symptoms of varicose veins include skin ulcers, infections, discoloration in the affected areas, and bleeding from the affected veins. 

How are varicose veins treated?

Many people experience varicose vein symptom relief by wearing compression stockings to enhance blood flow and increasing their physical activity. If your varicose veins are more than a cosmetic problem and don’t respond to these methods, you should consider professional treatment. 

When blood pools in varicose veins clot, a painful condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can result, requiring immediate medical attention. Varicose veins may also be a sign of a serious disease called chronic venous disease, which results in hardening of the skin and potential skin ulcers.

Several options exist to treat and eliminate varicose veins, including:

  • Sclerotherapy injections
  • Surgical removal of the veins
  • Radiofrequency ablation

The experts at MediSpa At Choto recommend sclerotherapy injections if you experience discomfort or pain from varicose veins. A sclerotherapy solution is injected directly into your veins to cause the damaged vein to collapse and become reabsorbed into your body. Blood then travels throughout your body via healthier veins.

What are spider veins?

Spider veins cause the appearance of purple, red, or blue veins just below or on the surface of the skin. They are a form of small varicose veins and are most commonly seen on the legs, face, and chest, but can appear anywhere on your body.

How are spider veins treated?

Spider veins are usually harmless and most people don’t need treatment for them. If you’re not happy with the way spider veins look or if they cause discomfort, MediSpa At Choto can provide sclerotherapy injections to eliminate spider veins.

To find out if sclerotherapy is an option for your spider veins or varicose veins and learn about other available treatments, call MediSpa At Choto or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.