What are varicose and spider veins?
These kinds of veins are usually blue or red that appear prominent on the legs, arms, and sometimes on the face. They are a result of damaged veins that could be caused by many factors like increased age, hormones, heredity, and weight gain. They also occasionally show up during pregnancy. Spider veins, also called telangiectasias, appear thin and branch out like tree branches or spider webs. They are dilated or stretched blood vessels and not “broken” blood vessels, as commonly believed. These are caused by poor circulation and blockage of blood in the veins. Varicose and spider veins are more prominent in women but men also can experience them as well.
What are the treatments for varicose and spider veins?
Leg vein and vascular lesion treatment is a very effective treatment of venous insufficiency. For laser vein therapy, our office uses the Apogee Elite laser system by Cynosure. Laser technology is now a key factor in dealing with vascular deformities like hemangiomas, port wine stains, and spider veins. A Nd:YAG laser beam penetrates into the tissue and be employed for the coagulation of undesired veins on your body. It could take several months after the laser treatment to see improvement and sometimes additional therapy sessions may be required. Speak to our professional staff to see what is required for your treatment. The end result of using laser vein therapy is that it makes the veins slowly fade away and you can enjoy showing off your skin in the San Diego weather.
What is the recovery time for laser vein removal?
Laser vein removal is a noninvasive procedure that has a short recovery time. Since we are targeting the veins and destroying broken blood vessels, you can expect to see some bruising. Using ice on the bruises may help reduce swelling and also the duration of the bruise. You may also see some discoloration in the treated areas that may last for a few weeks. Our staff here at Synergy can explain more about the recovery measures during your visit to our San Diego office.
For more information about laser vein therapy, please contact us for a FREE consultation or call us toll free at 1-800-877-8872. We are looking forward to hearing from you.