Noticeable varicose and spider veins are considered to be unattractive in our society. While they are mostly an aesthetic issue, these types of veins can also cause serious pain and discomfort in some patients. If you have been hiding your veins with pants or you are sick of wearing compression stockings to keep your legs from hurting, you should consider laser vein treatment. The process is non-invasive and requires little to no downtime and discomfort.
How Does Laser Vein Treatment Work?
During laser vein treatment, there are no needles or incisions required. The laser light is harmlessly absorbed by the pigmented regions and is then transformed into heat, which ultimately breaks up the pigment. The energy is then absorbed by the pigment in the blood, and the targeted vein eventually goes away. This simple procedure can treat spider veins and smaller varicose veins that are just under the surface of the skin. Most patients require more than one session before they see improvement, and each session is scheduled every six to 12 weeks.
What is the Recovery Process Like?
Recovery is very minimal. You are able to walk after the procedure, although it is advised that you avoid sitting for extended periods of time for the next 24 hours. You are also advised to wear compression stockings for the next week, but you can resume your normal activities immediately. Our doctor will perform a checkup with an ultrasound to ensure that the vein has broken down and is on its way to being absorbed. Any side effects are minimal and not serious.
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Laser vein treatment is becoming the go-to procedure for patients looking to eliminate unsightly veins because there is virtually no recovery time and such a minimal chance of any negative side effects. If you’re considering laser vein treatment, it is crucial to go to a doctor who is very experienced in the type of laser treatment you are looking into to reduce the chance of any side effects.
At Worcester Dermatology Associates and Chelmsford Dermatology Associates, located in Worcester and Chelmsford, respectively, our highly qualified team of medical professionals has performed countless successful laser vein treatment procedures. During a consultation at one of our locations, we will be happy to evaluate your unique case and determine if laser vein treatment is right for you.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about how this incredible treatment can benefit you.