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.
"Dr. Mentz is nothing short of a magician. I went to him for an abdominoplasty in November of 2015 and his work has been life changing. His "bedside manner" is equal to his skill. I did not, for one moment, feel spoken down to or intimidated by his brilliance. He was kind, professional and has a great sense of humor. This man is an artist."- J.R. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
"Dr Mentz is an incredibly talented and gracious doctor! With Wonderful bedside manner! He was able to work magic with a rhinoplasty revision from the previous botched nose job I had received from a doctor before him. My nose looks better than it ever has!! He also did a breast augmentation. Upsizing my 10 yr old implants from saline to silicone and a larger implant. And I finally have the breasts I always wanted!! And a testament to his generosity and commitment to perfection, originally I had a smaller implant chosen and after the original surgery was not happy with the size after all. Dr Mentz was kind enough to allow me to go back under the knife only a couple of days after the initial surgery and obtain the larger implants I desired...FREE OF CHARGE!! Only charging me for the price of the implants. His compassion and understanding made me feel like he really cares and his commitment to perfection rivals my own I am about to have a Brazilian butt lift done with him in a month or two and I am so excited!! Because I know what a talented doctor he is!! I would not entrust my body or face to another doctor EVER AGAIN! If your looking for your "happily ever after", look no further! Thank you again Dr Mentz!! For making me feel (and look) whole again!!"- C.B. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2019
"I absolutely love Dr. Mentz. He did my septum many years ago and the bone in my nose fractured like an egg. It was extremely thin. This has happened only once before in his career. He reconstructed my nose and it came out wonderfully. I also had a breast reduction. I balanced it to my body type, and ten years later I still have a good shape. I absolutely trust his aesthetics. He has a wonderful eye, and desire to do beautiful work on every patient. My experiences with him have always been exceptional, and I have extreme confidence in his work. His education speaks volumes about his knowledge."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 25, 2019
"I had a wonderful experience today undergoing my #rhinoplasty and #septoplasty I had the best and most caring doctor along with the help of his wonderful team! I cannot thank Dr. Mentz enough for all he did. I will be forever grateful!"- A.C. / Yelp / Aug 04, 2020
"He is Excellent & professional surgeon."- S.H. / Healthgrades / May 03, 2020
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
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.