Vein Treatments

Prominent leg veins are a 2common source of embarrassment. While not life-threatening, they may force you to “cover up,” and deny yourself the pleasures of outdoor activity, warm weather and light, free clothing.

In the past, leg vein treatment was painful and invasive, but today this problem can be solved quickly by practically painless beams of light. In just a few treatments, your unsightly veins will fade from view, while you take center stage pool-side.

How does it work?

Laser penetrates the skin, raising the temperature of the blood vessel and safely coagulating it. Treated veins gradually shrink and become less visible or disappear altogether. The laser allows for customized treatments of veins, including some of those that do not respond to other treatment methods. 

What to expect

Treatment may vary from 15-30 minutes. Multiple sessions spanning several months may be necessary, but the exact number of treatments depends on the size of the vein and your body’s ability to heal. During your consultation, you will receive an estimate of the number of treatments required to obtain optimal results. No special pre or post treatment care is required, but patients are advised to limit sun exposure and use of sunscreen for several weeks before and after treatment. 

What types of veins can be treated with laser?

A variety of leg veins, ranging from the most shallow to deeper blood vessels respond well to laser therapy. Candidates for this therapy include “spider veins,” very small veins caused by a dilation of the small vessels that sit near the skin’s surface, and reticular veins, the small, bluish-colored veins that carry blood to the skin’s tiny vessels.

The laser causes no actual damage to the outer skin. However, temporary bruising and darkening of the skin may result, and will disappear in several days or weeks. Fading is generally excellent, but it may take several months to see final results.

Does it hurt?

While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate laser treatment well, and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of patients require no anesthesia, though a topical anesthetic is an option for more sensitive areas. 

Is it safe?

The laser’s parameters are especially designed to match your skin type, assuring exceptionally exact and gentle treatment. Patients of all skin colors can be treated safely. Clinical trials conducted by authorities on laser light confirm its safety and effectiveness. 


The Laser advantage

Laser treatment effectively causes leg veins to fade and disappear. With few, if any, side effects, and no downtime, this in-office procedure is non-invasive and effective.

Sclerotherapy is a common treatment for both spider veins and varicose veins. In this procedure, the doctor injects a solution into the vein that causes its walls to seal shut. Sclerotherapy may be accompanied by temporary stinging or cramps, small sores, bruising. Certain veins may require an in-hospital procedure, surgical stripping, which involves cutting the skin and removing the damaged blood vessel. Ambulatory phlebectomy removes undesired veins through a series of tiny cuts along the path of an enlarged vein.

Unlike other options, laser treatment does not include needles. It is not an invasive surgical procedure and requires no local or general anesthesia.

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