Varicose veins are now being removed with a highly focused beam of life commonly known as a laser. Lasers are no longer just Star Wars weaponry. Lasers provide advanced technology that zeros in on many of our facial and body flaws. Laser heat damages a vein, which makes scar tissue form. In this instance, scar tissue is a good thing because it actually closes the vein. A closed vein loses its source of blood and dies. After a year or two, the vein is likely to disappear.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red, or flesh-colored. They often look like cords and appear twisted and bulging. They can be swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are often found on the thighs, backs of the calves, or the inside of the leg. During pregnancy, varicose veins can form around the vagina and buttocks.
Spider veins are like varicose veins but smaller. They also are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. Often, they are red or blue. They can look like tree branches or spider webs with their short, jagged lines. They can be found on the legs and face and can cover either a very small or very large area of skin.
Simple laser treatments can treat spider veins and tiny varicose veins just under the skin’s surface. It most likely will require more than one treatment. Sometimes the larger vein is needed for those who have poor blood circulation.
Endovenous laser treatment is a newer technology that is becoming more available for larger varicose veins in the legs. A laser fiber is passed through a thin tube into the vein. Laser is less painful than vein ligation and stripping surgery, and it has a shorter recovery time. Only local anesthesia or a light sedative is needed for laser treatment. You are likely to be able to return to your normal daily routine after simple laser treatment. It will likely require wearing compression type stockings as a part of the recovery process. Simple laser treatment has become quite safe and effective.
Compared to vein stripping and ligation surgery, endovenous laser and radiofrequency treatments usually cause less pain and have a shorter recovery time. This is because these treatments are done through a small incision. A larger groin incision is not needed. Plus, these treatments do not require general or spinal anesthesia.
We are fortunate to live in a time period where laser technology can remove the signs of age and stress. Laser treatment for vein removal, scar remediation, and vision improvement has now been improved and perfected. In addition, the safety is no longer an issue and the downtime is minimal.
Ageless Med Spa can treat leg veins, hemangiomas, venous lakes, and blue facial veins.
You will be surprised at how quickly the procedure works and the results you can expect. Your next step should be to contact us and schedule a consultation.
During that consultation, we’ll be able to evaluate your situation and determine the results you can expect. Don’t wait another day to finally remove your varicose and spider veins.
Source: “Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins.” WebMD. WebMD, Web. 06 Feb. 2013.
“Varicose Veins and Spider Veins Fact Sheet.” Womenshealth.gov. Web. 06 Feb. 2013.