Laser Vein Removal Overview
Visible veins lead some people to feel uncomfortable with their appearance, and cause others pain. Varicose veins are incredibly painful and are removed for medical reasons, and spider veins are considered to be unsightly by many people. Also, they can cause some discomfort. Because of that, people choose to get laser vein removal for both conditions.
For spider veins, the laser vein removal process is quite simple. The laser is used externally. The skin that contains the spider veins will have a laser shined on it, and then the veins will coagulate. After the coagulation, they will disappear. This is a very fast and easy way to remove spider veins.
Varicose veins are a more serious problem. Laser treatment for varicose veins is different than it is for spider veins. When treating varicose veins, the laser is actually pulsed into the vein. What then happens is the vein is sealed off and will eventually disappear.
For certain varicose veins, one treatment may not be enough. Some varicose veins are quite large, and can be stubborn in regards to the first or second treatment. When that is the case, multiple appointments will be made so the problem can be dealt with and the veins can be removed.
It is recommended that people who suffer from varicose veins get them removed. While it was difficult to do so at one time, it is now a quick procedure. Varicose veins can cause a lot of problems, and a plastic surgeon has the tools necessary to remove the veins.
While spider veins do not cause serious medical problems, they can lead to aching and swelling. Since they are easy to remove and many people find they feel better about themselves after the removal, many people choose to get them removed. Anyone who has veins they would like to remove with a laser can consult a doctor or plastic surgeon in order to find out what treatment is best for them.
To learn more about laser vein removal and other cosmetic treatments, such as Botox injections, laser skin resurfacing, and laser hair removal, we encourage you to visit Tampa, Florida cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt.