Laser therapy for spider vein
Spider veins are smaller, red, purple, and blue vessels that also twist and turn. Spider veins are easily visible through the skin. They are typically visible on the legs and face.The most common causes of spider vein are; Heredity, hormonal, and occupation with alot of standing.
Laser vein removal is an easy, fast, and effective way to treat superficial veins Laser Advances in technology have helped developed many different lasers.In the treatment of veins, the laser heats up the small vein and destroys it. The laser beam is focused and does not damage the nearby skin tissue. Over a period of four to six weeks, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.
If the laser treatments have not impover the spider veins, the patient has to consdeir lther options of managment, like sclerotherapy, od may be ultrasound of the leg veins to role out any underling varicose vein.
Description of Procedure
The laser pierces the skin and penetrates the superficial blood vessel and coagulates the blood inside the vessel causing it to collapse and seal. Over the next few weeks, the vessel will get smaller and all the blood will be removed by the body’s scavenging cells. The procedure is done in a doctor’s office or clinic and usually takes less than 10-20 minutes. In most cases, only the very small superficial veins are treated with a laser. The majority of individuals do not require any type of anesthesia, but for those who are squeamish or anticipate pain, the physician may apply a topical anesthetic 20 minutes prior to the procedure.
Healing and Downtime
Soon after the procedure, you may feel a slight bump on the skin which will disappear in the next 2-4 hours. The area may also appear slightly redder and occasionally may be bruised. The results of laser treatment for spider veins are not immediate. After the laser therapy, the vessels underneath the skin will gradually change from a dark blue to light red color, then eventually disappearing after two to six sessions. The treated areas are noticeably clearer and in most cases the skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.