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Varicose Vein Treatment

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Therefore, an experienced dermatology expert would prefer to use one of the latest, less invasive treatments, which involve less discomfort, downtime and risk. Endovenous laser ablation and ambulatory phlebectomy are two such less invasive procedures.

These less invasive varicose vein treatments can be performed in an office setting, without any need for general anesthesia. Patients can return to their normal activities the same day or the next day. The remarkable, cutting edge, and board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George Hughes III provide varicose vein treatments to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Potential Side Effects

Endovenous laser ablation and ambulatory phlebectomy may involve minor side effects in some cases in the treated sites. These effects are temporary and will resolve rapidly without requiring any specific treatment.

  • Raised red areas
  • Minor bruising
  • Small skin sores
  • Lines, spots or darkened skin
  • Multiple red blood vessels

In case of ambulatory phlebectomy, as the name suggests, the patient can continue to walk normally after the treatment. Endovenous laser ablation is a relatively minor procedure, which will anyway not impose any major restrictions on movement during the recovery phase.

Severe Complications

In rare circumstances, more serious complications of varicose vein treatment may take place, requiring prompt medical attention.

Inflammation

Inflammation is usually minor, but in a few cases it may lead to swelling or discomfort in the treated sites. The dermatology expert will prescribe drugs to improve inflammation.

Blood Clotting

A blood clot may develop in a treated vein, which will have to be drained out. In a rare event, the clot may travel to a deeper vein around the injection area, which is known as deep vein thrombosis.

Pulmonary Embolism

Deep vein thrombosis involves a risk of pulmonary embolism, which is an extremely rare but serious complication. The blood clot from a large vein may move to the lungs and block a critical artery. If the patient feels dizzy, has breathing difficulties or chest pain, they should get urgent medical attention.

Formation of Air Bubbles

Tiny air bubbles may form in the blood in a few cases. The condition may be asymptomatic, but sometimes it may be indicated by headache, nausea, fainting or visual impairment. In case the symptoms worsen or do not resolve, it is important to consult the treatment provider.

Allergic Reaction

In a rare case, a patient may develop an allergic reaction to the local anesthetic or another medication. This will require quick medical attention to alleviate the symptoms.

How to Reduce the Risk?

Varicose vein treatment is a major and specialized procedure. The patient should ideally select a board certified dermatologist with experience in vein treatments. The use of compression stockings may be advised for a few days or weeks, depending on the patient’s vein condition and the customized varicose vein treatment plan.

The treatment provider will determine the right size of stockings for a particular patient to optimize benefits. Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas for varicose vein treatment.

For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

Varicose Vein Treatment

shutterstock_119336266-300x290 Questions​ ​to​ ​Ask​ ​Your​ ​Surgeon​ ​Before​ ​Varicose​ ​Vein​ ​Treatment Houston DermatologistA comprehensive consultation process will precede the treatment for varicose veins. At the time of the consultation, the dermatology expert will inform the patient about all aspects of varicose vein procedure, the available techniques, and discuss the most effective and appropriate treatment options.

The patient should feel free to ask questions during the consultation, and make a final decision only after they are completely satisfied on all accounts. Board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George Hughes III provide varicose vein treatment to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Key Questions to Ask

The patient should preferably note the questions in advance and carry the list to the office of the dermatologist for the varicose veins consultation. This will make the initial consultation process more effective and ensure that none of the important questions is missed out.

Are you board certified in dermatology?

Not every dermatologist has a board certification in dermatology. When a patient chooses a board certified dermatologist, they are automatically assured that the treatment provider would have undergone a certain minimum number of years of training specifically in the area of dermatology. The board certification is awarded to a limited number of dermatologists after a rigorous selection process.

A board certified dermatologist will typically invest in high quality standards and best practices, adopt cutting edge techniques, and follow the latest safety protocols. Their goal will be to deliver the best possible results through the use less invasive and more targeted varicose vein treatments, combined with personalized care and attention to every patient.

Which technique would you recommend for the treatment of my varicose veins?

Traditional techniques to treat varicose veins include vein stripping and vein surgery. However, these are highly invasive treatment options, involving more discomfort and a higher risk of complications. Dr. Nugyen and Dr. Hughes recommend less invasive and more effective techniques to treat varicose veins, which include endovenous laser ablation and ambulatory phlebectomy.

The dermatologist will explain the pros and cons of each treatment option and discuss the suitability of a procedure according to the patient’s condition of veins and their personal preference. With innovative techniques, it is possible to minimize discomfort and risk, and improve the final outcomes in the treatment of varicose veins.

What are the risks, complications and costs involved?

The dermatologist should clearly apprise the patient of the potential risks and complications associated with a varicose vein procedure. They should also inform the patient about the estimated costs involved in order to help them make a well-considered decision.

The patient should objectively evaluate the costs and risks against the potential aesthetic as well as health benefits of varicose vein treatment. The cost of procedure should be compared in the context of the type of technique used, the level of personalized care and service, and the skill and expertise of the treatment provider.

When can I resume my normal routine?

Recovery in case of varicose vein treatment can vary from one patient to another, but with laser technique or ambulatory phlebectomy, the recovery time will be minimal. Experienced dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and other cities and towns in the fantastic Lone Star State for varicose veins.

For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

See a sample of Dr. Nguyen’s Before and After Photos

shutterstock_67825156-300x199 Varicose Vein Treatment Before and After Photos Houston DermatologistVaricose veins are a common problem, particularly affecting women and a few men above the age of 35 or 40. Advanced dermatology treatments are available to address this problem successfully. During the initial consultation, the treatment provider will explain all aspects of the procedure to the patient.

Some providers may like to present varicose veins before and after photographs during the consultation. This will help the patient make a well-informed decision with full knowledge of what the treatment can or cannot do for them.

Fantastic, dependable, and board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George Hughes III provide varicose vein treatments to patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding communities.

What are Varicose Vein Treatment Before and After Pictures?

Before and after pictures in case of varicose vein dermatology procedure refer to a pair or group of images belonging to a previous patient who has undergone the same treatment with successful results. The images are taken before the procedure and after the procedure at a stage when the treated veins have been eliminated and full effects of the procedure are established.

The surgeon will take care to obtain these photos with the consent of the patient, and present them before new patients in a discreet way. The patient’s identity is usually kept confidential as per the standard protocol. The only goal of the surgeon in this exercise is to educate new patients about various aspects of varicose vein treatment with the help of these photos.

Benefits

When a patient seeks varicose vein treatment for the first time, they may not necessarily have a clear idea of how the procedure can help improve their skin appearance. Some patients may need a more extensive treatment involving multiple sessions, while others may need only a limited treatment for minor varicose veins.

In some cases, the dermatologist may recommend a combination of two different treatments to achieve more effective results. In each case, the patient will be in a better position to make the right choices when they have access to varicose vein treatment before and after photos.

Having Realistic Expectations

A prolific and perceptive dermatologist will always try to ensure that the patient has a positive mindset, clear cosmetic goals, and realistic expectations before going ahead with the treatment. Varicose vein treatment ‘before and after’ photos can help in this process. It will help the patient to know clearly what to expect and what not to expect from the outcome of the procedure. This also minimizes the risk of disappointments later on.

This is what digital technology has done. There is not one major industry in the world that has refrained from utilizing this amazing technology. Now this technology has been around for years but the availability of the Internet and the number of devices to access the Internet has increased manifold. This means that more people can gather the information they need without notifying a soul.

A patient does not have to drive to the clinic to see the pictures (though for varicose vein treatment it seems a patient may have too, perhaps they could have images emailed to them but a patient would have to call Texas Surgical Dermatology of Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes find out about this for sure) for most plastic surgeries. With these indelible pictures, now patients have more information to make the right personal decision for themselves.

Online Photos

The dermatologist has an option to provide varicose vein treatment before and after photos on their practice website but for this particular procedure these pictures are not shown on this salient website (as already indicated) but it does not mean a patient cannot see these pictures during the consultation. New patients can review the photos online in the privacy of their home or office even before they make up their mind about visiting the dermatologist for a consultation.

If the dermatologist is active on social media, they may even disseminate the photos via popular photo-sharing social networks. Reliable and stellar dermatologists Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Hughes receive patients from Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and nearby areas for varicose veins.

For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.

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