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4 Effective treatments for Veins around the eyes

Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery

He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

Spider veins do not cause any pain or other symptoms. But it’s normal to be bothered by their appearance. If this sounds like you, try to determine the direct cause and take steps to treat it so it doesn’t happen again. In some cases, burst blood vessels on the face can be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Anyone unsure of the cause of their varicose veins should see a vein expert for a proper examination and diagnosis.

Some varicose veins around eyes can be treated with sclerotherapy, which is the injection of injectables chemicals (sclerosants) into the affected vein. The irritant causes the vein to spasm and collapse in on itself. Over time, the walls of the collapsed vein heal and the occluded vein can no longer carry blood.
In the treatment process of  Veins around eyes slowly heal and may take two to six months to resolve, depending on their size. A compression stocking on the leg helps speed up this process. Small veins need compression for about three to six days, while larger veins need about six weeks.
Sclerotherapy procedure
The actual sclerotherapy procedure takes at least one and a half hours. After that, you need to leave more time for a walk. The process includes:
The surgeon will mark the injection site on your legs while you are standing.
The surgeon will give you the injections lying down.
Immediately after the injections, you will put on compression bandages and stockings. Bandages should be tight.
Then you should walk for about half an hour.
The fine needle used for the injection does not cause much pain, only a slight pinprick. Some people may experience burning after the injection. This will disappear after a few seconds.
Each vein may require several injections, given several weeks apart. Many different veins can be injected during one treatment session. Allergic reactions to sclerosing substances are very rare.
If the varicose veins are large, they may need to be surgically removed. This is usually done under general anesthesia. In most cases, the patient can go home the same day. However, if surgery is required on both eyes or legs, they may need to spend one night in hospital.
Laser treatment is often used to close smaller veins as well as varicose veins. Strong flashes of light are applied to the vein, which gradually fades and fades.
Ligation and stripping
Two incisions are made: one near the patient’s groin at the top of the target vein, and one further down the leg, either at the ankle or the knee. The apex of the vein is ligated and sealed. A thin, flexible wire is threaded through the bottom of the vein and then pulled out, taking the vein with it.
This procedure usually does not require a hospital stay. Bandaging and undressing can sometimes cause bruising, bleeding and pain. After surgery, most patients begin to recover within a few days, but may need several weeks before returning to work and other regular duties. They will need to wear compression stockings during the recovery period.
Endovenous laser treatment
The doctor inserts a catheter into the patient’s vein. They then thread a small laser through the catheter and place it at the top of the target vein, which delivers short bursts of energy that heat the vein and seal it.
Using ultrasound, the doctor guides the laser all the way up into the vein, gradually burning and sealing everything. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia. There may be some nerve injury, which is usually brief.
These prominent blue veins can be a significant cosmetic problem as they are difficult to cover with makeup and tend to look tired and aged. Many patients are therefore looking for a more permanent solution. Due to the sensitivity of the eye area, it is important to consult a doctor who has extensive experience in the treatment of veins under the eyes. In most cases, the eyes must be protected by eye shields that are inserted into the eye during the procedure.

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About Dr Vi

Dr Vi Sharma is a renowned and highly trained cosmetic surgeon in Sydney, practising cosmetic surgery since 2012. He has a worldwide loyal patient base. He has a bachelor of medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University. Dr Vi Sharma is a former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Along with treating patients, he also provides training for doctors and nurses regarding aesthetic and cosmetic treatment modalities.

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