Ugly varicose veins can take the focus away from an otherwise perfect set of legs. That’s why if you’re struggling with varicose or spider veins, it may be time to call the Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology and talk about getting laser vein treatment.
Call today to set up a consultation at Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology to find out if laser vein treatment is right for you!
How does Laser Vein Treatment Work?
Laser vein treatment works by shooting a laser into a vein and damaging it. This makes scar tissue form on the vein, which blocks the blood flow to that vein. Because no blood is flowing through it, the vein dies and eventually disappears from the leg.
This type of treatment is done on the outside of your skin and is good for smaller veins closer to the skin’s surface. These are smaller, shallower varicose veins or spider veins. Even though the veins are smaller and closer to the surface, multiple appointments are still needed.
What is the Recovery Process?
The recovery process for laser treatments is short and simple. With this treatment, you will be able to walk out of the office and resume your daily life right away.
Some other side effects of laser vein treatments are:
- Skin burns: This is mostly with simple laser treatments
- Skin color changes: This is due to the laser interacting with the skin (simple laser treatment) or the surrounding skin experiencing a lack of blood
- Bruising around the closed vein
Laser vein treatment will require follow-up appointments and additional procedures.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Treatment?
The best candidate for this kind of treatment is healthy adults without prior medical conditions such as low blood pressure. Laser treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and for people of all ages.
Call Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology today to set up a consultation about how laser vein treatment could give you smoother, more appealing legs.