When Should I See a Doctor for Periorbital Veins?
Periorbital veins appear in shades of blue, yellow, and purple. The veins become visible when the skin around the eyes starts to thin, a natural part of aging. Everyone has periorbital veins, but they do not become prominent in each person. If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your periorbital veins, you should see a doctor to discuss periorbital vein treatment options.
Dr. Matthew Lynch can offer periorbital vein treatment choices at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ. Periorbital veins do not disappear on their own. Many department stores sell creams and lotions that promise to reduce the appearance of vein discoloration, but they do not get rid of the veins. Dr. Lynch will meet with you to discuss our options for treating veins around the eyes.
Sclerotherapy for periorbital vein treatment
At Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ, you can undergo sclerotherapy or laser treatment to treat veins around the eyes. Both are gentle and can effectively remove discolored periorbital veins.
Dr. Lynch performs sclerotherapy to remove the unwanted surface veins and improve your appearance. When treating veins around the eyes, Dr. Lynch will inject a small amount of sclerosing solution into the area to irritate the vein, which will cause it to collapse. The body will then absorb the vein and remove its appearance. During the procedure, Dr. Lynch may use an ultrasound to locate the small veins. The treatment will effectively remove the discoloration with no scarring.
Who is a suitable candidate for sclerotherapy to treat periorbital veins?
Candidates for sclerotherapy meet the lowing criteria:
Older than 30
Should not be pregnant or breastfeeding
Have realistic expectations
Not taking blood thinners (anticoagulants)
Do not have a history of blood clots or any type of blood disorder.
Are healthy and physically active
Willing to closely follow aftercare instructions
To determine if you are a viable candidate for sclerotherapy, Dr. Lynch will carry out an evaluation of your veins.
Benefits of sclerotherapy to treat periorbital veins
Periorbital veins are an aesthetic concern for many. They are not harmful, but they can make a person feel self-conscious and unattractive. Even with makeup, the discoloration of the veins can still show through, making you look tired, sickly, and older than your years.
Sclerotherapy is minimally invasive and can reduce the appearance of periorbital veins. The specialized treatment depends on injections of a solution that makes the veins start to collapse. After the veins collapse, the body rapidly absorbs them and gets rid of the discoloration around the eyes.
Dr. Lynch will perform sclerotherapy treatment on periorbital veins in a private room. He uses ultrasound to visibly see the small veins. The treatment will only get rid of the veins that have been injected with the solution. If more periorbital veins emerge following treatment, you’ll need to undergo the procedure again. However, the treated veins will not reemerge.
Schedule a consultation to discuss treatment of periorbital veins in Peoria, AZ
If you suffer from periorbital veins, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Lynch at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics in Peoria, AZ to discuss treating veins around the eyes with sclerotherapy or other periorbital vein treatment options. Dr. Lynch will outline your treatment options, listen to your goals, and give you an idea of the results you can expect.