Benefits of Laser Vein Removal
- Posted on: Aug 15 2018
The presence of spider veins and varicose veins can make a person feel self-conscious at the very least. Depending on the extent of varicose veins, these swollen blood vessels may also cause discomfort such as cramping and aching. Over the years, the ways in which we can treat veins that have lost their functionality have improved a great deal. We don’t have to “strip” veins from the legs anymore. Today, laser vein removal is a conventional method of treatment and one that we are proud to offer patients of our Midtown Manhattan office.
What is Laser Vein Removal?
Laser vein removal is a non-surgical, completely non-invasive method of treating veins that have become visible on the surface of the skin. Like sclerotherapy, it may take a series of treatments to achieve the best outcome. However, multiple treatments are inconsequential in terms of discomfort, and they are convenient enough to have done during your lunch hour.
The way that our Lumenis laser procedure works is by delivering short bursts of laser energy. The light from the laser device penetrates the skin and gets absorbed by the blood that has become stagnant inside of targeted veins. This causes the dormant blood to clot, something the vein cannot tolerate. As a result, the vein closes.
Benefits of laser vein removal
We perform both laser vein removal and sclerotherapy in our office. Some of the aspects most appreciated about the former include:
- Laser vein treatment hones in on small veins and capillaries, making it ideal for the nose and cheeks.
- No major anesthesia is needed to make treatment comfortable.
- No incisions mean virtually no risk of scarring or infection.
- The straightforward procedure requires almost no downtime.
- Laser vein removal has a high rate of success.
As veins disappear, confidence to wear shorts and skirts increases. However, more veins may become disabled over time as a result of genetic factors. It is safe and convenient to repeat laser vein removal as needed.
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