Spider veins can be hereditary or can occur because of hormones, pregnancy, exercise, heavy lifting or simply from aging. Spider veins are most common on the face or the legs and they typically look purple or red. Spider veins can be safely and permanently eliminated with laser vein removal treatments that heat and destroy the vessel wall without damaging surrounding tissue. The heat of the laser is selectively absorbed by the pigment of the blood. It passes harmlessly through the skin and gently heats the vessel wall to collapse it. The damaged veins disappear over the course of a few weeks. The destroyed vein is absorbed by the body and the blood is redirected through other veins. Laser vein removal can be performed on all areas of the body to eliminate unwanted spider veins.
There is minimal discomfort, if any, with laser vein removal. Most patients report a hot and tingling sensation in the treatment area that is well tolerated. Bruising may result from treatment, but it is often minimal. When bruising does occur, it usually subsides within three to ten days. A laser vein removal treatment session typically lasts 15-20 minutes, depending upon the size of the treatment area. Significant reduction can be obtained with just one treatment. An additional treatment may be required for complete resolution in some areas. Laser vein removal treatments are considered permanent since the vessel is destroyed and should not re-appear.
If you’re considering your own Laser Vein Removal treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our well trained, professional staff. At Believe Aesthetics, we BELIEVE in a more youthful YOU free from unsightly spider veins. Get started on your transformation and Request a complimentary consultation online or call (210) 451-0619 to set up your FREE personal consultation in San Antonio for Laser Vein Removal.