What is Laser Vein Therapy?
Spider veins are clusters of red, blue and purple veins that are commonly found on your legs, ankles, and even your face, and they can be a source of embarrassment for a lot of women. But with laser vein treatment, surgeons can reduce these unsightly veins using laser light energy. These lasers are directed right on the veins, sealing them off and dissolving them.
How is Laser Vein Therapy Performed?
Laser vein treatment targets the pigment in the blood of the veins, so there is no need to worry about damaging the healthy skin surrounding them. Your technician will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to numb it. Then, he or she will direct pulses of light energy onto the treatment area using a special laser vein treatment device. Then, the technician will use a chilled hand piece to cool the treatment area while the laser continues to penetrate the veins.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are unhappy with the look of spider veins on your legs, face, feet or anywhere else, you may be a good candidate for laser vein treatment. But keep in mind that spider veins are not the same as varicose veins, which are larger, protruding and often more painful veins. Laser vein treatment does not treat varicose veins, so you may need another treatment if that is your condition. Dr. Jeffrey Marvel will go over all of your options with you during your consultation.
What are the Typical Results of Laser Vein Therapy?
Laser vein treatment can effectively rid your body of ugly bursts of spider veins, giving you back the confidence to show off your smoother, clearer skin. Some patients may need several treatments to obtain optimal results, and your doctor will go over this with you before treatment. Full effects can be seen in about six weeks. To help you visualize the results, we can provide you with a variety of laser vein treatment before and after pictures.
What are Laser Vein Therapy Costs?
Laser vein treatment costs depend on the patient, so give us a call today and we’d be happy to give you more details. The size and number of treatment areas will affect pricing, and we take all of that into consideration. Here at Marvel Cosmetic Surgery, we want to help each patient achieve their aesthetic goals, and we vow to do so with professionalism and compassion. Please call 615-329-3900 or contact us today for more information, or to schedule a consultation.