Multimodality Treatments

At ShapeMedUSA we are not just a vein clinic, we provide multi-modality treatments, as demonstrated by the patient shown here.

This lady shown here has a pre-cancerous mass of the nose, baggy eyes which makes her look tired, spider veins of her nose, and solar keratosis of the facial skin ( a premalignant condition). She also had large varicose veins of her legs (not shown) with laser resurfacing of hemosiderin discoloration of legs (see below)

This type of patient is beyond the capabilities of a vein treatment center because she required:

  • Surgical removal of her nose mass
  • Blepharoplasty correction of the baggy eyes
  • Alma laser destruction of the spider veins of her nose (one treatment given)
  • Dermabrasion and laser resurfacing of her pre-malignant facial skin
  • Radio Frequency ablasion (RFA) of her leg veins with and endovenous laser.
  • Intense pulse light resurfacing of legs discolored from hemosidern (blood seapage into skin)

Discoloration of feet is stage 3 venous insufficiency. It occurs when stagnant blood from varicose veins seeps into tissues, causing discoloration. With time, the skin becomes leathery, as well as discolored. Damaged skin is more likely to show premalignant changes. This patient was given two sessions of intense pulse light, spaced 3-4 weeks apart, which gave about a 50% improvement in appearance and skin texture. An additional 2-3 sessions will be needed.

Radiofrequency Ablasion (RFA): The newest Endovenous Treatment for Varicose Veins

The RFA probe is inserted into the vein and when the probe is activated it heats up the vein. The heat energy generated by the RFA probe causes the vein to collapse. Once the vein is collapsed, it is replaced by a thin fibrous scar. This is a permanent procedure and there is no chance of varicosities occurring in the area.