Laser Vein Removal
The facts about spider veins
Spider veins or telangiectasias, are wavy, thin, reddish-purple veins on the legs, often clustered on the thigh or below the knee. Spider veins affect as many as 80% of all women as they grow older, and a large percentage of men as well. Although spider veins are not usually a medical problem, they may make you self-conscious about your appearance. Our state-of-the-art vein removal laser has been specially designed to treat spider veins and other vascular lesions with great success.
What Are Laser Vein Removal Treatments?
Laser therapy can be very effective in treating unsightly broken and dilated vessels as well as other unwanted vascular lesions,such as spider veins, rosacea, port wine stains and other vascular birthmarks. In fact, the latest advances in laser technology have made it safer, faster and more effective than any previous vein removal treatment for these conditions.
How Do NYC Laser Vein Removal Treatments Work?
Lasers work by emitting a specialized light that is passed through the skin and preferentially absorbed by its target, be it an unwanted hair, birthmark, tattoo or the hemoglobin (the red portion of blood) in the unwanted vessels. The laser causes the vein to break up and disappear.
What Is The Cause Of Spider Veins?
Spider veins can occur on any area of the body, but are most common on the legs and face. While spider veins can occur in both men and women, they are more prevalent in females and it seems that the hormones estrogen and progesterone play a role in their development. Changes in body chemistry due to puberty, birth control pills, menopause, and hormone therapy can bring them on. Constrictive clothing, such as tight hosiery and girdles can also cause spider vein development. Spider veins on the face can result from too much sun exposure. While not usually a medical problem, many opt for laser vein treatments to combat this.
Will The Laser Treat Leg Veins?
Smaller leg veins (up to 3 mm—about 1/8 inch) respond well to laser vein removal.
What Can I Expect With The Vein Removal Procedure?
Most people describe the laser vein removal treatment as feeling like a rubber band snap. You may be given a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area to be treated. Any discomfort can be eased with the application of cool compresses. After treatment, you can immediately return to normal activities.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Because laser vein removal treatment works by causing the unwanted vein to break up and dissolve, resolution of the unwanted vein will take place over the course of several weeks to months.
What Are Side Effects of the Vein Removal Treatment?
Although rare, the most common side effect is bruising around the treated area. This will resolve within days of the vein removal treatment.