Vein Treatments

Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery
Matthew Karen, MD F.A.C.S.
Cosmetic Surgery located in Winchester, VA


Vein treatments help a person eliminate or reduce unsightly veins showing through the skin’s surface, such as varicose or spider veins. A number of options exist, including the newly available Clarity laser treatment by Luctronic. Exclusively Faces, Cosmetic Surgery & MediSpa in Winchester, Virginia is excited to now offer applications with this versatile laser that not only helps treat leg veins but also can be applied to other parts of the body, for hair removal, wrinkle reduction, warts, and more.

What are Vein Treatments?

Living with scarred, disfigured legs, ankles or other body parts affects a person’s self-esteem and well-being. It’s a reason why so many people seek options to fix it, look better and feel better.

Vein treatments are medical procedures to address the visibility of dark veins through a person’s skin. Many of these treatment options are not too invasive, and require shorter recovery times than procedures of the past.

Among the most effective are sclerotherapy treatments for conditions like “spider veins,” which can be completed in less than an hour, with little to no downtime afterward. Contact Dr. Karen’s Exclusively Faces office today for a consultation regarding varicose veins or other types of cosmetic improvements for visible veins including saphenous or perforator veins.

Details about Clarity

Clarity is among the top devices in the skin- and hair treatment industry, applying high power levels to enable bigger sizes for spots on a person’s body for better overall results and shortened treatment and recovery times. Some Clarity details:

  • Clarity is a dual-wavelength laser that provides the most-modern technological advances for cosmetic vein improvement.
  • It combines powerful wavelengths — long-pulsed 755nm Alexandrite and 1064nm Nd:YAG — to allow for multiple applications.
  • It is said to be a superior choice to address the appearance of pigmented and vascular lesions, as well as to rejuvenate the skin in specific bodily areas.
  • Its many convenient features allow for gentle and quick procedures. It is very convenient and easy to use by physicians.
  • The device is precise: its pulse widths range from .35 ms to 300 ms for optimal treatment on any type of skin.
  • Lutronic has a history of providing similar units that have generated rave reviews from physicians around the world.


Results to Expect with a Clarity Vein Treatment

After a gentle vein treatment with the Clarity laser, patients can expect a relatively fast recovery, noticeable within hours. Within days they should notice significant improvement to the skin area in question in terms of visual appearance.

Dr. Karen works with patients to understand their desires to craft vein treatment plans that work best for each individual. Not all patient wants and desires are the same — nor are skin types and troubles stemming from the veins.

Vein Treatment Q&A

Q.: How Do Vein Treatment Procedures Work?

A.: Exclusively Faces offers vein treatment with the Clarity laser machine, by Lutronic. Formally called a dual-wavelength laser, the device can be adjusted depending on a patient’s goals resulting in timely application to remove vascular lesions on all skin types, and more.

The procedure is minimally invasive, meaning very little penetration of the skin, resulting in fast recovery times. A typical procedure on a specific body area can be complete within an hour, often sooner. Only local anesthetic is needed; the laser is operated by a physician who simply repeats motions over the troubled area. How many treatment sessions will be required depends on the person and the specific condition.

Think of it as an external massage device, only with specific, sometimes medical goals in mind.

Q.: What exactly are varicose veins?

A.: Varicose veins are dark, twisty and swollen veins that can be seen through the skin. Most often seen on a person’s legs, they also could develop elsewhere on the body. Troubles arise because veins have valves to keep blood moving along toward the ultimate destination, the heart. If vein valves are damaged or weakened, blood could pool and cause twisting and swelling, or both. Varicose veins for the most part do not cause physical discomfort, but can cause a person mental anguish about his or her appearance.

(Note: Spider veins, officially called telangiectasia veins, are very small resembling threads,  and most often occur right under the skin’s surface; they differ from varicose veins.)