Laser Vein Treatment
Spider veins are a common problem afflicting at least half of all women. These small clusters of red, blue, or purple veins, which appear on the face, thighs, calves, and ankles, can appear on women’s bodies as early as their twenties.
Fortunately, the appearance of spider veins can often be treated with targeted laser therapies. This treatment is ideal for almost anyone with spider veins who wishes to change their appearance by having them removed.
Techniques Used in Laser Vein Treatment
Treating spider veins with laser therapy takes place in the comfort of our clinic. Dr. Hunsicker employs a handheld device that emits pulses of high-intensity light that targets your spider veins while leaving the skin unharmed. Procedures usually take about 20 minutes and can easily be fit into a busy schedule.
Laser Vein Treatment FAQ
What causes spider veins?
The appearance of spider veins can be caused by a number of factors, such as heredity, pregnancy, weight gain, or occupations that require prolonged sitting or standing. If leg veins are the problem, you may be examined for varicose veins or other deep vein problems, just to be safe.
How should I prepare for laser vein treatment?
Patients should not smoke in the weeks leading up to laser vein treatment. Dr. Hunsicker may ask you to get lab testing, modify your current medication regime, or avoid taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatories.
How does laser vein treatment work?
With a specialized medical laser, the veins just beneath the surface of your skin can be targeted without damaging the surrounding tissue. This is because the laser is specially designed to target the pigments in spider veins.
Does it hurt?
Laser therapies cause minimal discomfort, although some patients may experience a feeling resembling sunburn. Dr. Hunsicker may apply a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
What are the risks?
Some patients may experience redness, swelling, or changes in their skin pigmentation that typically pass within a few days. Unwanted side effects, such as burning or discoloration, can often be avoided by a qualified provider with experience and discretion.
What happens after the treatment?
Over several weeks, the appearance of the veins will change from blue and purple to light red, and eventually disappear. Avoid exposing the treated area to sunlight, as the skin will remain sensitive for some time after the procedure. Repeated sessions, usually spaced about six weeks apart, may be necessary in order to fully resolve the issue.
Learn More About Laser Vein Treatment in Denver
The removal of spider veins has never been easier or more painless. If you’re interested in treating unsightly veins or other blemishes, you can schedule a free consultation by calling Revalla Plastic Surgery at (720) 283-2500.