Spider and varicose veins are not uncommon, affecting approximately half of all women at some point in their lives. Though predominantly a problem that women experience, unsightly or uncomfortable veins may also develop in men. Varicose veins can sometimes become painful and may pose health risks. Spider veins are not particularly detrimental to health, but their appearance can be cosmetically unacceptable. If you find that you avoid showing your legs due to the appearance of purple, red, or blue vein clusters or bulging varicose veins, we invite you to contact Center For Dermatology Cosmetic And Laser Surgery to learn more about our laser vein removal services.
There are generally two treatment options offered for the removal of problematic veins:
This treatment option has been used for decades by dermatologists and vein specialists. Only minimally invasive, sclerotherapy requires no anesthesia and is performed right in the physician’s office. Often two-three sessions are required.
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of sclerosing solution into affected veins, one at a time. Over a six-week period, veins gradually become less visible until they disappear and the process can be repeated.
2. Laser Vein Removal
At Center For Dermatology Cosmetic And Laser Surgery we offer laser vein treatment for the safe, effective removal of unwanted veins. Different than sclerotherapy, in which individual veins are injected, laser vein removal applies heat from a pulsed dye laser, the VBeam laser is the most commonly used. The beam of light directed at veins is absorbed by the red blood cells, and the light energy is instantly converted to heat energy, sealing the vessels. Please visit http://syneron-candela.com/int/treatment/vascular-treatment for more information and photos.
Laser vein removal offers a number of benefits, including:
- This non-invasive technique is more comfortable than vein stripping or other surgical solutions
- Normal activities may be resumed right away
- Effective results
We understand that the decision to undergo vein removal treatment is highly personal. Our team provides a thorough explanation of laser vein removal so that each patient may decide if this form of treatment can help them achieve their goals.
Larger veins may require surgery by a vascular surgeon, and we will be happy to make the appropriate referrals should this be the case.
For more information on our vein removal services please call (510) 797-4111 or (408) 957-7676 today!