Spider Vein Laser Treatment

Updated on: August 18, 2014
Spider vein laser treatment can help with those small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Although these minuscule veins are linked to your larger venous system, they are not a necessary part of it. These veins have a spider shape with a number of veins stretching outward from a dark central point. Or they could imitate a pattern that looks like small branch-like shapes, although sometimes they appear like thin separate lines or like a sunburst or cartwheel that are found mostly on the inner knee or the outer thigh area.

Spider Vein Laser Treatment

Endovenous laser treatment utilizes the advanced technology of lasers for the treatment of spider veins and deeper, reticular veins. This procedure can be performed relatively easily right in the cosmetic surgeon's office. Lasers are extremely safe and effective on leg veins, as well as veins visible on the face, neck, and chest. The treatments cause very few side effects and you can resume your regular activities immediately following the procedure.

Side Effects

Generally there are no side effects, but swelling and minor bruising can occur. Due to only mild pain associated with the treatment, normal activities may be resumed immediately. It is also advised to limit sun exposure to minimize the risk of complications.

After Treatment

After the treatment you can drive yourself home, can resume your normal activities and will be encouraged to walk. You should wear support hosiery or compression wraps to protect the treated vessels. After treatment, do not take aspirin, ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medications for at least 48 hours. Tylenol may be used if needed. You should not take hot baths or sit in a whirlpool or sauna, nor apply hot compresses or any form of heat to the injected areas for 48 hours after treatment. You should also stay away from direct exposure to sunlight, sun bathing and tanning beds, jogging, high-impact aerobics and swimming for 1-2 weeks following treatment.

There are numerous cosmetic surgeons in the your area who are innovative in their 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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