Spider Veins - 3

Updated on: August 18, 2014
Do you have ugly veins that you just wish you could get rid of? If so, then I have good news for you, you can get rid of your spider veins with laser therapy vein treatment.

Laser vein procedures can treat the following vein problems:

• Spider veins are caused by swollen and dilated, small veins under the skin. When the pressure inside the vein increases enough to overcome normal resistance of the vein wall, spider veins appear. In women, the ability of veins to resist increased pressure is reduced when the body's estrogen level drops.

• Reticular veins are small bluish-colored veins that are generally larger than spider veins. These thin-walled veins dilate with excessive venous pressure. When this occurs, they become large enough to be unsightly, but are not considered to be varicose veins.

• Broken capillaries occur when the final branches in the blood vessel system of the face become broken. They are usually a hereditary problem occurring in individuals with delicate, sensitive, or fragile skin, exacerbated by age and environmental conditions, including alcohol, coffee, and sun.

Laser Vein Therapy

With the advanced technology of lasers, treatment of spider veins and deeper, reticular veins can be done 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.

The Procedure

The number of treatments will be determined during your consultation and depends on the size of the vein and your body's ability to heal. Treatment time lasts from 15 to 30 minutes. During the procedure, the laser's heat damages the vein walls and causes the body to induce a healing process. Once healed, the veins shrink and become less visible or in optimal results, disappear altogether.

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.

For more information about laser treatments for your problematic veins, contact a cosmetic surgeon in your area. An experienced surgeon can help you explore all of your options and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure that interests you.

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