Sometimes the veins can become dilated, stretched, or twisted, which leads to the appearance of spider veins or varicose veins on the face and body. While there are many factors that contribute to whether an individual gets spider or varicose veins, these visible veins do seem to increase in their amount and visibility with age. To avoid having to hide unattractive spider or varicose veins on your face or body, triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Henry Mentz offers sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments at his Houston MedSpa. Both treatments are noninvasive, create little to no discomfort for the patient, and have no required recovery time.
"I had a double chin that bothered me for years. Dr Mentz performed liposuction under my chin, it was such an easy procedure... and I can't believe I didn't do it years ago! No scars, the recovery is about one week. And I look younger! Thank you Dr. Mentz!!! Best plastic surgeon ever."- D.P. / Facebook / Apr 21, 2017
"Continuing New Years Resolution - Currently a post-op patient. After weight loss had a buttock lift performed by Cortez in Houston and after healing top buttock hip crease was lumpy, sagging and also there was still a lot of fat still needing lipo per flank area. Went for consultation afterwards did not feel comfortable with second assessement. Overheard ladies talking about Dr. Mentz at a park and decided to give him a try.... - - Currently a post-op patient. After weight loss had a buttock lift performed by Cortez in Houston and after healing top buttock hip crease was lumpy, sagging and also there was still a lot of fat still needing lipo per flank area. Went for consultation afterwards did not feel comfortable with second assessement. Overheard ladies talking about Dr. Mentz at a park and decided to give him a try. Not to discount previous services but Mentz services and results are on a much different level in comparison. Trust me! An extremely picky, private athlete and not one to display personal information such as this to the world. From the office visit to the actual place of surgery... Impeccable. So far I'm more than happy!"- H. / RealSelf / Mar 24, 2017
"I have been a patient of Dr. MENTZ for more than 15 years. He is an artist...very gifted. He is extremely kind and thoughtful. His staff is conscientious, diligent and very responsive. Choose Dr Mentz and you will be ecstatic with the quality and aesthetics. Also HIGHLY recommend Renee at the spa for fillers, Botox excetera. She is just the best."- L.F. / Yelp / Mar 01, 2017
"Dr. Mentz is incredibly talented. I was so comfortable with him and his vision for my "mommy makeover". He has such a calm and kind nature and he was exactly the surgeon I was looking for. "- N. / Demandforce / Feb 23, 2017
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For sclerotherapy, the technician will insert a micro-needle directly into the vein and inject sclerosing solution, which will make the vein turn white and disappear gradually. For a laser vein treatment, the hand piece is passed over the needed areas so the light is absorbed by the targeted blood vessels. The laser light causes the vessel to coagulate and the body will naturally absorb the remains.
A laser vein treatment is $350 and up. More than one treatment session may be necessary for the patient’s best results. There are discounts available if the patient purchases 4 or more treatments as a package.
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Vein Treatment FAQs@headingTag>
Sclerotherapy is best for medium (over 3 mm in diameter) sized veins. Laser vein treatment is best for small to medium sized veins (1-3 mm in diameter). During your consultation, your technician will help you decide which treatment is best based on the size of your veins as well as your concerns and goals.
Your technician will go over any potential side effects and concerns to watch for after your treatment, but most patients don’t have any trouble after vein treatments. It is advised that you wear support stockings and avoid direct sunlight for 2-3 weeks.
Spider veins are smaller blood vessels that can be red, purple, or blue. Spider veins can be seen through the skin, most often on the face, chest, and legs. Spider veins can be treated with sclerotherapy and laser vein removal systems.
Varicose veins are larger, swollen blood vessels that usually develop on the legs. In addition to be unattractive, varicose veins may cause symptoms like pain, itching, cramping. Both sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments can be used on varicose veins.