If you have spider veins, you have most likely had frustrating moments trying to figure out how to reduce their appearance or make them disappear altogether. The fact that the condition usually does not cause health risks or produce symptoms may be of some consolation, but not when you look in the mirror or see photos of yourself.
If you have spider veins, there is good news in that they can be easily and effectively removed thanks to laser vein removal. Furthermore, the treatments can be delivered in the comfort of our office and do not require a stay in the hospital.
During a laser vein removal procedure, the laser targets the veins to be removed without disturbing the surrounding tissue. This is done by using a specific wavelength that will only target the vessel. As the treatment is delivered, the laser heats the targeted vein and causes it to collapse and seal. Over the next few weeks or so, what is left of the vein is absorbed by the body and disappears from view.
In most cases, there is no need for any type of anesthesia. Many patients describe the feeling as being similar to the snap of a rubber band. However, this does vary from patient to patient depending on their tolerance for discomfort.
After the procedure, there could be some minor and temporary skin redness or pinkness, but it should disappear in just days. It is recommended that those receiving treatments stay out of the sun for several days. Otherwise, they can resume their normal activity immediately. Due to the lack of downtime required, this is an extremely convenient treatment for people with busy schedules.
Spider veins develop when blood that is not flowing properly puts added pressure on the vessel walls and causes them to weaken. People who gain a significant amount of weight or spend a lot of time standing or sitting in a stationary position are at increased risk because these conditions put added pressure on the veins. The tendency to develop spider veins can also be hereditary.
If you have spider veins and are not happy with the impact they are having on your appearance, you should consult with the experts at Metairie Plastic Surgeons. We can evaluate your condition and let you know if laser vein removal could benefit you. Our office is conveniently located in Metairie. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for laser vein removal.