Spider Veins Laser Treatment

Laser vein removal is the process of treating visible capillaries, spider veins, facial erythema (rosacea) and other minor vein related vascular lesions without surgery or cutting by transepidermal laser application.The procedure is associated with almost no recovery time and minimal discomfort. The laser beam basically affects micro vessels by causing coagulation with selective heating that leads to follow skin clearance from the wide capillaries.

Before and after the session should be taken some precautions as avoiding active sun exposure, application of active substances as retinol or peeling with acids. The procedure takes 15 mins to 45 mins, and can be done for face, neck, body or limbs localisation. The most cases of visible capillaries are treated by 1 - 2 sessions and rarely required 4 - 8 sessions.

Leg vein problems can be a real pain

Varicose veins occur most commonly in adults older than 60, but the condition can develop in patients as young as their 20s. The reason most patients seek treatment is due to the bothersome symptoms that develop and the effect on quality of life.

In addition to the achy, tired feeling patients experience in their legs, varicose veins also can cause itching and burning, cramping in the calves, swelling, and restlessness in the legs. In more extreme cases, patients can develop skin rashes and skin darkening, blood clots, and open wounds that are painful and slow to heal. In many cases, patients’ legs will hurt so much that they are limited in performing their normal daily activities.

Spider veins are another extremely common type of leg vein problem. They are small, superficial blood vessels that can develop at any age. Spider veins can cause some local burning, itching or aching. Unlike varicose veins, they do not typically cause severe symptoms but can cause embarrassment for patients due to their unsightly appearance.

New treatments replace surgery

Two minimally invasive techniques are offering patients with varicose veins alternatives to traditional surgery:

Endovenous laser ablation

  • One-hour, outpatient laser procedure performed under local anesthesia in an office setting that destroys veins from the inside.
  • Procedure can treat an entire vein up to 30 inches through an incision a 1/4 of an inch.
  • An infrared laser is used to deliver heat directly to the diseased vein, leaving surrounding tissue intact.
  • Patients can expect to return to work or daily activities the next day with almost no bruising or pain medication required.

Radiofrequency ablation

  • An outpatient procedure that offers all the advantages of laser treatment but uses radiofrequency waves instead.
  • Delivers radiofrequency energy to the vein, causing it to heat up and collapse.
  • Bruising and pain are minimal, and patients can return to work or daily activities the next day.

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