For reasons pertaining to our health and lifestyle, varicose veins and spider veins may begin to appear on the surface of our skin. Not only are these veins cosmetically unappealing, but they can also cause a number of health defects if left untreated. Many patients who come to Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery seek laser vein treatment for cosmetic purposes, but are also ensuring the health of their circulatory system in the process. If you are looking for a way to diminish the veins on your legs, face and chest, then laser treatment may be right for you.
Why Receive Treatment for Your Veins?
When you begin to notice spider veins and varicose veins on your skin, those twisting and bulging abnormalities can be attributed to blood that has begun to collect within the vein itself. Whether due to standing or sitting for prolonged periods, obesity, sun exposure or heredity, spider veins and varicose veins can begin to appear. The blue, purple and red veins can significantly affect your appearance, especially if veins are located on your face, but the occurrence of veins can also mean that your circulatory system is having difficulties promoting healthy blood flow throughout your body. If you have varicose veins or spider veins, it is important to have them examined by a specialist regardless of whether they cause any physical discomfort. Being proactive about your vein conditions can ensure your health now and in the future.
How Can Laser Treatment Help?
Laser therapy is a minimally invasive way to reduce the appearance of varicose veins and spider veins in your body and on the surface of the skin. The treatment works by administering pulses of light onto the affected vein, causing the blood within it to clot and the walls of the vein to collapse. When blood is no longer able to flow through the treated vein, it turns into scar tissue, which over time will dissolve into the surrounding tissues in the body. Blood will also begin to travel through healthier veins, which aids in the improvement of the circulatory system.
Laser therapy involves much less downtime than more invasive surgeries and is precise enough not to harm the surrounding skin. You can expect to see improvement in your spider veins and varicose veins almost immediately, but you may have to commit to multiple treatment sessions in order to completely diminish veins from the skin.
Receiving Laser Treatment with The Elite+
In order to effectively remove veins from the legs, face and chest, the physicians at Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery use the Cynosure Elite+ Aesthetic Workstation, which is one of the most precise and comprehensive cosmetic lasers on the market today. The Elite+ combines two wavelengths – the 755nm Alexandrite and the 1064nm Nd: YAG lasers – to allow custom laser treatments for patients. Because the two wavelengths work together, doctors are able to adjust laser intensity to suit the patient’s skin type as well as the location of the veins to provide the most aesthetically pleasing results. Additionally, the Elite+ comes fully equipped with larger spot sizes, which target a wider treatment radius for faster procedures and thereby ensures better patient comfort.
If you are interested in receiving laser treatment for your vein condition, we recommend coming into our office for a consultation. During this time, we can perform a physical examination and assess the veins present on your body in order to determine whether laser therapy is right for you. Depending on the severity of your condition as well as your timeframe, budget and cosmetic goals, we may recommend laser therapy along with other treatment options to provide you with optimal results. You will more than likely require more than one treatment session in order to fully reduce the veins on your body, however the amount of procedures needed can be recommended by a physician once an examination has been completed. Typically, each treatment session takes no more than 30 minutes to complete and you can return to your daily routine with very minimal downtime. You may experience some slight discomfort during and after treatment as well as minimal bruising, redness or swelling, but any side effects of laser therapy should diminish within a few days. Although laser therapy is capable of completely reducing the spider veins and varicose veins currently on your body, it is important to note that the treatment cannot prevent additional veins from surfacing in the future.
With continued treatment, you can expect your face, chest and leg veins to be significantly reduced, and you will no longer need to feel embarrassed by their appearance on your skin. You can show of your body with the utmost freedom without the debilitating effects of varicose veins and spider veins. For more information about what laser treatment can do for your vein condition, please contact Laserderm Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to help you decide whether laser therapy is the right treatment option for you.