There is no denying the fact that spider veins are unattractive. These red or purple thread-like veins that appear in the skin look similar to spider webs, which is where they get their name from. Spider veins are veins that are dilated to the point of being visible. They are the result of pressure being put on the veins. Spider veins can develop anywhere on your body. Some people have developed unsightly spider veins on their face. Most people have spider veins on their ankles, their calves, or their buttocks. There are a number of treatments available for spider veins. However, laser treatments are considered to be the highest quality treatment for spider veins. This non-invasive spider vein treatment can produce phenomenal results.
What to Expect From Spider Vein Treatment via Lasers
Laser vein treatment takes less than one hour. The treatment is done in our office. During the treatment, you will be under a local anesthesia. As the treatment is performed, our doctor is going to focus a beam of light at the vein that is being treated. The light is focused so carefully that it will not negatively impact your nearby skin. Nearby tissues and veins are also left unaffected. The laser will gradually increase the temperature of the vein to the point that it is destroyed. You will be able to sit back and watch as the veins start to disappear over the course of about six weeks.
Will Laser Therapy Hurt?
During the treatment, the laser generates heat designed to coagulate the blood inside your blood vessel. Modern-day lasers are designed to deliver a precise dose of energy so that only the treated vein is affected, but the rest of your body tissues are left untouched. A local anesthetic is used during the treatment to numb the area. Some people may experience a mild tingling sensation when the laser is first activated. Most modern lasers have a cooling tip that prevents it from getting too hot and damaging the area.
How to Prepare for Laser Spider Vein Treatment
There is not a lot of that you need to do to prepare for laser treatment. It is recommended that you stay out of the sun and that you avoid consuming excessive amounts of alcohol and smoking in the weeks leading up to the treatment. On the day of your treatment, you will need to remove any creams or lotions on your skin. Also, wear comfortable clothing to allow the doctor easily access the parts of your body that are going to be treated.