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Patients frequently come to visit us for veins in their legs but are too shy to enquire about significant breast or chest veins. Indeed, many women of all breast sizes are concerned about this. While this is not an abnormal finding, nor does it indicate the presence of any underlying disease, it might generate undue self-consciousness.
Genetics, hormones, pregnancy, age, weight gain, and breast procedures can all contribute to the appearance of prominent varicose veins and spider veins on the breast surface. Ignoring them for a longer time may cause chronic venous disease.
Furthermore, as we age, our breast skin thins. Breast veins can develop as a result of solar damage that thins the skin on the breasts over time. Breast augmentation surgery or a large weight gain can also make breast veins more visible. Finally, superficial thrombophlebitis (a blood clot just beneath the skin’s surface) may inflame the veins and make them more visible to the eye.
At Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors in Sydney, we have safe and non-invasive varicose vein treatments and spider veins treatment to treat the prominent spider veins and varicose veins of the breast with minimal discomfort. Contact soon to avoid any chronic venous disease.
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All you need to know about Breast veins
Treatment may not be required if a person has no symptoms or discomfort and does not mind the appearance of varicose veins. The majority of patients with varicose veins can find enough comfort from home therapies like compression stockings.
If a person’s symptoms do not improve quickly, they may require medical treatment to alleviate pain or discomfort or to address consequences such as leg ulcers, skin discolouration, or swelling. Some people want therapy to remove ugly varicose veins for cosmetic reasons.
Endovenous laser treatment
Transilluminated powered phlebectomy
Breasts often grow during pregnancy and subsequently due to hormonal changes in the body. These modifications allow the body to acclimatise to eventual nursing, as well as enhance blood volume capacity to supply more oxygen and nutrients to the developing foetus.
During your pregnancy, more veins and glands will form on your breasts, and purplish atrophic markings are particularly frequent when connective tissue expands in the later stages. Breasts can get engorged while breastfeeding. Breast veins that become apparent are a common symptom of swelling or edema.
A variety of factors can put you at risk for varicose and spider veins. These are some examples:
Nurses, hairstylists, instructors, and manufacturing employees are examples of occupations that require a lot of standing.
Pregnancy, puberty, and menopause all have hormonal effects.
Using birth control pills
Hormone replacement therapy after menopause
A family history of blood clots
Tumours, constipation, and externally worn clothes such as girdles are examples of conditions that generate increased pressure in the abdomen.
Sclerotherapy, a varicose vein treatment, is a quick and minimal discomfort procedure that involves injecting a solution into the ugly veins with a tiny needle. The treatment will safely seal off the irritating veins without interfering with your body’s vital circulation.
The treated vein will shrink in size over time, finally being safely absorbed into the body and no longer noticeable. Sclerotherapy is also helpful in treating spider veins. Spider vein treatment through sclerotherapy is minimal discomfort and safe.
This procedure may necessitate numerous injections to effectively treat the undesirable varicose vein. The number and size of your abnormal veins will influence the number of treatments needed to achieve ethical results. Large varicose veins are mostly seen on legs.
Both spider veins treatment and varicose veins treatment do not have any side effects. Sometimes there can be damage to muscles, blood vessels and nerves and deep vein thrombosis which is an extremely rare case. Some common temporary side effects of the treated vein are;
An allergic reaction to the numbing medication or local anaesthetic employed.
A laser is a light beam that is extremely focused. Varicose veins can be treated using a laser by a expert. Scar tissue forms when laser heat destroys a vein. The vein is sealed up by scar tissue. When a vein becomes closed, it loses its blood supply and eventually dies. Patients find laser energy or light energy is an effective treatment option that shows significant improvement for venous disease.
The vein will likely dissolve after a year or two. Leg veins and tiny facial veins are also treatable with laser treatment sessions which include destroying the damaged blood vessels.
On the outside of your skin, a simple laser treatment is performed. It can treat spider veins as well as larger varicose veins just beneath the skin’s surface. Typically, multiple laser sessions are required in laser treatment. They are planned every 6 to 12 weeks, depending on your doctor’s recommendations. If there is insufficient blood flow to these tiny veins, the larger varicose vein must be treated first.
After the laser treatment, compression garments should be worn for three to five days following spider veins treatment and for a week after larger varicose veins therapy. Some minor adverse effects may occur, like with any operation. Aftercare on facial veins might be a little different but it is the same for leg veins.
Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy is used for larger veins treatment sessions. A foamed sclerosant is injected through a tiny needle into the veins using ultrasound guidance which will eventually shut the treated veins. The process of ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy will be repeated in four weeks to make sure that the treated veins are shut. Sclerotherapy is the gold standard to treat venous disease, reticular veins, unsightly veins and selected vascular malformations.
Endovenous Laser Ablation vein treatment is a great option for treating breast veins. The procedure is minimally invasive and can be done in the comfort of our office. It only takes a few minutes and you can see results immediately. You can also expect to see a reduction in the size and appearance of your breast veins. The process includes using laser fibre in the veins.
Laser ablation under ultrasound guidance is a minimally invasive, surgery-free treatment that uses a laser to literally burn off varicose veins. Think about getting a tattoo, only without the ink. By directing high-intensity pulses of energy at the affected area, the laser closes the vein, reducing or eliminating its function.
Some significant symptoms of varicose veins are:
Pain, aching and burning in the affected region
Cramps in leg veins
Swelling and twisted leg veins
Bulged vein above the skin surface
Blue and green coloured varicose veins
Sclerotherapy is a popular non-invasive treatment after laser technology for vein problems. It may also be used to treat blood and lymph vessel abnormalities that result in improper vessel formation. The solution is known as a sclerosant, and it causes the targeted vessel to enlarge by irritating it.
The enlargement prevents the passage of blood or lymphatic fluid, causing the vessel to contract. Sclerotherapy is the first-line treatment for varicose veins, which might be an indicator of chronic venous disease.
Varicose veins are veins that enlarge and protrude due to malfunctioning vein valves. They are most commonly found in the legs. Blood pools in the veins as a result. This condition can be unpleasant and irritating, resulting in skin discolouration.
Sclerotherapy causes varicose veins to shrink and blood to redirect to healthier veins. Sclerotherapy may also be unsafe for persons who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or on bedrest. People must wait three months after giving birth before receiving sclerotherapy.
Infections that might need antibiotics
Skin damage that may result in a tiny, permanent scar
An allergic reaction at the injection site
A blood clot.
Additionally, if microscopic air bubbles from foam sclerotherapy enter the bloodstream, they might induce chest tightness, a dry cough, dizziness, and nausea.
Varicose veins and spider veins can be effectively treated by Sclerotherapy. It is also essential to follow the doctor’s instructions after the treatment for a smooth healing process of veins. Compression stockings may be required to aid healing and prevent additional varicose vein formation. Patients should wear compression stockings even after laser technology therapy of veins. Some people also have bruises or marks at the injection site.
Spider veins normally respond after 3–6 weeks, while larger veins take 3–4 months to respond. The veins will fade away if the treatment is successful. If this is not the case, the doctor may suggest other treatments. Patients won’t be able to resume normal daily activities immediately.
Most patients are suggested not to do any extreme movement for half an hour immediately after the procedure. A person may be required to return to their doctor for a physical examination as well as imaging or blood tests to assess the effects of the sclerotherapy.
Depending on the type of vein disease you have and how far it has gone, you have a variety of therapy choices. The procedures are often well tolerated, requiring only local anaesthetic.
Endovenous Laser Treatment is an FDA-approved non-surgical vein stripping option. It entails inserting a tiny needle into the afflicted vein to insert a laser fibre. The vein collapses and seals shut as light pulses are delivered into it by the laser device.
To close the vein, the VenaSeal closure system employs a unique medical glue. VenaSeal is delivered without the use of tumescent anaesthetic, which eliminates the discomfort associated with many needle sticks.
The treatment of surface varicose veins by Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure. After the surgery, you will be able to walk immediately. The incisions for a Microphlebectomy are quite small (so small incision that a suture is typically not needed).
Sclerotherapy can cure both varicose and spider veins. It entails injecting medication into the injured vein using a tiny needle. Because the drug irritates the vein lining, it collapses and is reabsorbed by the body. Spider veins can be prevented from becoming a major problem if they are addressed at an early stage. Depending on the type and number of veins to be treated, you may require one to multiple injections over the course of one or more sessions.
Many of the techniques we specialise in work to seal a defective vein. Because the vein is dysfunctional and enables blood to flow backwards and pool, leaving it open will only make matters worse. Many other healthy veins in the body are still working and can readily take up the extra blood flow. Closing or eliminating defective veins almost invariably results in increased blood flow throughout the venous system.
The same factors that contributed to the development of your first spider or varicose veins (e.g., age, family history, obesity, female hormones, etc.) may cause you to develop further vein problems. If a vein is correctly treated, it is unlikely to return, although adjacent veins may become sick.
Even if your spider veins appear to be simple aesthetic ones, you should see a vein expert see whether you have an underlying issue (venous reflux). If you have underlying venous reflux, you are more likely to develop spider veins or varicose veins if you do not treat the underlying cause.
Veins are an essential and typical feature of the human body. Their presence is mainly only an indication that blood is being circulated in the body.
Some people’s veins are more prominent than others, but they usually do not signify a major condition. Anyone who is concerned about their veins should see a doctor and get a referral to a cosmetic surgeon.
The patients are suggested to visit a doctor if:
They have twisted, large and painful veins
Suddenly appeared new veins
Breastfeeding is causing bruising
Painful, itchy red skin around the breast skin
Breasts are emitting heat
It’s not mandatory for every visible blue and red vein to be effectively treated. Patients should consult a doctor to understand if they really need to go through treatment sessions. Larger veins might need treatment sessions if they are causing pain. The surgeon will seal the vein wall using laser fibre which is a minimal discomfort procedure.
Although the exact cause of abnormal veins is unknown, some acts may boost the situation. These situations include consuming birth control pills, prolonged sitting, and hormone replacement treatment sessions causing skin ulcers and other health hazards.
Depending on the cause, a variety of techniques may be used to assist in minimising the appearance of veins. These procedures include:
Endovenous laser therapy, for example, is a laser treatment used to shrink or destroy specific veins.
Sclerotherapy includes injecting a chemical into the veins to cause them to shrink.
Radiofrequency ablation can also be used to treat tiny and localised breast cancer.
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After every procedure, our cosmetic doctors will provide you with specific instructions and guidelines for post-treatment care. Aftercare is crucial to the health and safety of each patient as well as determining ethical outcome of your results.