Laser Vein Treatment
Unsightly Spider and Varicose Veins can have a dramatic impact on your appearance, causing you to appear older before your time. At Bayou City Dermatology, our non-invasive laser treatments will help remove small and medium-sized veins, restoring a smooth and youthful appearance.
a younger and more serene appearance
The Main Goal Of Laser Vein Treatment
Smooth & Beautiful Legs
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Spider and Varicose Veins?
To understand the treatment of varicose and spider veins, it’s first helpful to know what they are and how they developed. Varicose veins are the larger of the two types of veins. They tend to develop in the legs, as raised and swollen blood vessels that can be seen through the skin. Conversely, spider veins are smaller, red, purple and blue blood vessels that commonly appear on the legs and face.
What Causes Leg Veins?
Spider and varicose veins appear as fine red, purple or blue vessels, commonly on the legs. Genetics plays the largest role in the development of unsightly veins and the problem tends to get worse with aging. Other factors that exacerbate leg veins include pregnancy, menopause, hormone replacement therapy, obesity, and jobs that require prolonged periods of standing.
Who Typically Gets Spider Veins?
Spider and varicose veins are a common condition affecting approximately 30-60% of the adult population. Unlike varicose veins, which largely affect women, spider veins may develop in both sexes. Still, women are more prone to this condition than men. Family history of vein diseases may also increase a person’s risk of developing visible veins on the face or legs.The risk factors for spider vein development are similar to those associated with varicose veins. Hormonal changes from birth control, pregnancy, and menopause all correlate to the development of these clusters of veins. Lifestyle factors such as sitting and/or standing for long periods of time are also involved in overall risk.
What to Expect During Your Procedure?
Laser vein treatment is a minimally invasive, virtually pain-free procedure that involves sending high energy pulses of light directly into the veins without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. The blood vessels absorb the light, causing the veins to shrink and eventually disappear completely. Though the length of your procedure will vary depending on how many veins you possess and the size of the treatment area, in general you can expect the entire procedure to last approximately 20 minutes.
What to Expect After Your Procedure?
After your procedure, there is virtually no downtime, with most clients resuming their normal activities immediately. In some cases, you may experience mild bruising and swelling in the treatment area, though it will subside gradually over time. In addition, you will be advised to avoid strenuous exercise and exposure to the sun after your treatment to ensure an optimal result.
Can Spider Veins Cause Leg Swelling Or Pain?
In most cases, symptoms related to spider veins revolve around appearance. The discoloration and webbed matrix of superficial veins is usually difficult to disguise. In some cases, patients have reported feeling sensations such as swelling, burning, itching, or aching stemming from spider veins.