Noninvasive Facial and Leg Vein Treatments
Visible veins on the legs and face can be very embarrassing. Instead of hiding behind layers of makeup or never wearing shorts, vanish your veins with noninvasive laser treatments. Advances in the use of lasers and light sources allow Huntington Women’s Health to successfully treat vascular conditions on the face and legs without painful side effects or downtime.
How Do Laser Vein Treatments Work?
Laser vascular treatments safely treat rosacea, facial veins, vascular lesions, spider, varicose and reticular veins without damaging the surrounding skin. The process is simple. A beam of targeted laser light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the bloodstream. As the laser energy reaches the problem blood vessels and veins, they naturally disintegrate. As the veins disappear, the skin’s clear, unblemished appearance is restored.
What to Expect During Laser Vascular Treatments?
After just one laser vein treatment, you will start seeing results. Depending on the patient’s condition, multiple sessions may be recommended to achieve the best results. Laser vascular treatments are practically free from pain and side effects. The laser application may cause some slight discomfort, but anesthetic is not usually required. After the session, patients commonly experience some temporary redness and warmth at the treatment site. Most people can resume their normal activities immediately following treatment.
Also known as sclerotherapy and laser vein treatment
Spider veins (not to be confused with varicose veins) are dilated or stretched blood vessels that have a branching pattern and are commonly found on the thigh, lower leg and occasionally on the face. Spider veins are progressive in nature and usually increase in number and visibility with age. Sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments are used to treat these vessels, erasing them from your skin.
When to Consider Spider Vein Treatment
- If you have visible veins on your legs or thighs that have a branching or weblike pattern
- If you have a pattern of branching veins on your face that you try to conceal
- If you feel that your spider veins are a sign of aging that you would like to eliminate
Many people who consider spider vein treatment also consider laser hair removal, fat grafting, chemical peel, dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing.
- Sclerotherapy and laser therapy are safe, time-proven procedures that cause little, if any discomfort.
- These therapies provide an overall improvement in the appearance of spider veins.
- There is no downtime. Patients can immediately resume work and almost all normal activities.
- Multiple treatments are usually necessary to remove the veins.
- Patients may be asked initially to wear support stockings to help keep treated veins closed and to reduce bruising.
- Bruising, color changes and small areas of scarring may occur where sclerotherapy or laser treatment has been performed.
These are the top three pros and cons to weigh when considering spider vein treatment. If you want to focus on what is unique to you, please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon.
Am I a good candidate for spider vein treatment?
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider spider vein treatment:
- You are embarrassed by the prominent branching veins visible on your thighs and lower legs.
- You avoid wearing shorts or swimming apparel because you don’t want others to see your spider veins.
- The branching veins on your face are unsightly and you must use makeup to camouflage them.
- You are not pregnant and you do not have a history of blood clot formation.
If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
Contact Huntington Women’s Health to set up an appointment or consultation today.