Spider veins are groups of small, red or purple dilated blood vessels often located close to the surface of the skin. Though they can manifest anywhere on the body, they will typically appear on the face and legs. At times, spider veins can be found near varicose veins, which are the bigger swollen, blood-filled veins. If you suffer from spider veins, you may experience swelling, rashes, throbbing, restlessness, skin ulcers, or itching around the affected area. Along with the discomfort, there’s also the social discomfort at exposing such areas in public. If this sounds like you, it’s time to do something about it. Laser therapy in Tucker, GA could provide relief from your spider vein symptoms while reducing their appearance.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
The treatment of spider veins with laser therapy should only be performed by an experienced physician. There are two different forms of laser therapy that can be utilized. A simple laser treatment involves running a high powered laser over smaller veins located right beneath the skin’s surface. The light from the laser transfers directed heat to the tiny veins. This causes these veins to close.
Larger veins may need to be treated with an endovenous laser treatment. During this procedure, a doctor will pass a laser fiber through a catheter into the affected vein. The heat released causes the vein to close as a result. While this may sound like an invasive procedure, it’s fairly simple from a medical perspective. The recovery time is minimal and the procedure itself only requires a local anesthetic.
Depending on the type of veins, multiple treatments may be needed to treat your spider veins. Following a laser procedure, you should be able to resume to your normal activities that same day. If you’ve had an endovenous laser treatment, compression stockings may be required for a week following your appointment. You’ll follow up with your physician to ensure that the desired result was achieved.
Many people are skeptical about using laser therapy to treat spider veins. It may be comforting to realize that this procedure has been used for over 20 years to reduce the appearance of spider veins. As a result, the procedure is considered very safe and extremely effective. Endovenous treatment has also proven to be a very successful option with a greater than 94 percent success rate.
If you are interested in spider vein removal, it’s best to consult with a professional before making any decisions. Review their training and experience and select a licensed expert to perform the procedure. With Dr. Christie at the ANWAN Regenerative Center spearheading the treatment, we’ll have you feeling comfortable in your own skin in no time.