Spider veins are smaller than varicose veins and do not come with the pain or heaviness that varicose veins often bring to sufferers of the condition. However, spider veins may be very embarrassing for some patients, leading many to seek treatment that allows them to put the condition behind them.
Laser therapy is currently the most safe, effective and painless procedure for treating spider and facial veins. It is very accurate and direct. Laser vein removal works by pulsing a light beam onto a painful vein so that it is closed up. The vein will then fall, diminish and in brief time be gone completely. The healthier vein will manage blood flow, in essence, veins deeper inside the body to eliminate the external appearance of the condition. It may take several treatments before optimal results are actualized, so people should speak with a health practitioner for an accurate estimate.
There are a variety of lasers that may be used in this treatment such as diode, alexandrite, and long pulse Nd; Yag laser and intense pulsed light devices. To learn more about these lasers, patients should speak with well-schooled medical professional. To offer the person comfort during treatment, a cool gel, cool air or other methods may be used. The possibility of skin injury is also minimized when the correct cooling equipment is used.
People are evaluated prior to treatment to ensure that they are suffering from spider veins and not varicose veins. Certain small varicose veins may be alleviated using laser vein removal methods, but larger varicose veins may require other procedures.
Laser vein removal procedures will usually last about 15 - 45 minutes depending on the area. It is possible to require anywhere between 1 - 3 treatments depending on the severity of the condition or the number of spider veins present.