Spider veins can be such a nuisance. When capillaries become dilated, they look like little blue, red or purple spider legs sprawled out on your skin. They’re most common in your legs and make you feel like you always have to wear pants to hide such an eyesore. If you’re tired of covering up and want to get rid of these pesky blemishes, laser vein removal is an effective treatment option.
Why Choose Laser Vein Removal?
When it comes to treating spider veins, patients often opt for sclerotherapy, a treatment that involves an injection into the affected vein to make it collapse. However, you can choose a less invasive, simpler method when you select laser vein removal. Since spider veins are so close to the surface of your skin and so delicate, you can actually benefit from laser therapy. Best of all, our doctor won’t even have to go inside your veins to say goodbye to those spider veins. You can take advantage of a laser therapy that works from the outside in.
How Does Laser Vein Removal Work?
Laser vein removal revolves around the use of laser technology to treat your spider veins. A laser targets the area of concern on your skin. The beam of light produced by a laser is effective in safely heating your veins. As the spider veins are heated, scar tissue results, closing off your spider veins. Blood can no longer travel through the treated veins, causing them to die off. Eventually, they will fade. You can expect at least two visits, spaced out anywhere from six weeks to twelve weeks, for optimal results.
What to Expect with Laser Vein Removal
Prior to laser vein removal, you should avoid aspirin, sun exposure and alcohol for a week to avoid potential complications. Laser vein removal is performed at our doctor’s office. It’s a short procedure that generally takes no more than 20 minutes, and you will have only a brief recovery.
You can expect a feeling of warmth during the procedure or a tingling sensation. If you do experience any discomfort, our professional can apply a topical anesthetic to your skin. For the most part, you’ll have no restrictions after the procedure and will be able to carry on as usual. It is advised to protect your treated skin from the sun with sunscreen or clothes that provide cover because it will be more sensitive.
Ask Our Doctor About Laser Vein Removal for Spider Veins
You don’t have to put up with spider veins cramping your style anymore. Make an appointment with our medical professional at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas to find out if you are a candidate for laser vein removal. If it is the right alternative for you, you could see those bothersome blemishes disappear within four weeks after your treatment.
Dr. Jeneby is an expert in all things cosmetic, offering only the best in the San Antonio area, from breast augmentation to XEOMIN® injections. Let him be your guide as you learn more about laser vein removal. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in San Antonio.