Laser Vein Treatment - 1

Updated on: August 18, 2014
Laser vein treatment has been very successful in treating spider veins, roasacea, port wine stains and other vascular birthmarks. Because of the technology of the laser, this treatment process is safer, faster and more effective than other vein treatment options.

Spider Veins

Spider veins can appear on any part of the body, but are seen most often on the legs and face. Both men and women experience problems with spider veins, but they are seen most often in women, because research has shown that estrogen and progesterone play a role in their development. So changes in a woman's body chemistry due to puberty, birth control pills, menopause, and hormone therapy can cause these problematic, unsightly veins. Constrictive, tight clothing can enhance the development of spider veins as well as too much exposure to the sun can cause spider veins on the face to show up.

Laser Vein Treatments

For this procedure, the area of the leg that is affected will be anesthetized with a local anesthetic. Then, your surgeon will take a slender laser fiber that will be inserted through tiny incisions into the damaged vein, delivering laser energy in short pulses.

These laser pulses will close off the vein preventing any future blood flow. Your body will automatically choose other healthy veins to send blood back to the heart. Once this has been accomplished, the fiber-optic probe will be removed.

There is minimal discomfort during the procedure and you should be able to resume your normal activity the next day.

Once the fiber-optic tube has been removed, a compression stocking will be placed on your leg and must be worn for at least 1 week. It is advised that you walk as soon as your procedure is completed. Normal activity can be resumed within 24 hours; however, strenuous activity or working out in a gym should be avoided.

While current treatments for varicose veins and spider veins are extremely successful. However, it's possible that varicose veins can return.

There are numerous cosmetic surgeons in the your area who are innovative in their laser vein treatment procedures. If you are experiencing problems with spider and varicose veins you can find a vein treatment center in your area now.

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