Laser Vein Treatment
What is laser vein treatment ?
Laser therapy is a proven treatment for treating unsightly broken and dilated vessels, as well as such other unwanted vascular lesions as rosacea, port wine stains, and other vascular birthmarks. In fact, the latest advances in laser technology have given us a method for removal that is safer, faster, and more effective than previous methods.
How does laser vein treatment work ?
Lasers work by emitting a specialized light that passes through the skin and is preferentially absorbed by its target, which can be an unwanted hair, birthmark, tattoo, or in this case, the hemoglobin (the red portion of blood) in the unwanted vessels. The heat from the laser causes the vein to break up and disappear. There are several lasers available that work remarkably well in treating unwanted veins.
Which laser should I choose ?
There are a wide variety of laser and light sources to treat unwanted veins. This allows doctors to treat the widest variety of patients and situations. Each option performs best for different types of patients and needs. your doctor will assess the laser that is best for you.
What can I expect with the procedure ?
Most people describe laser vein treatment as feeling like the snap of a rubber band against the skin. you may be given a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area to be treated. Any discomfort can be eased with the application of cool compresses. After treatment, you can immediately return to normal activities.
How soon will I see results? Are there any side effects ?
Because laser vein treatment works by causing the unwanted vein to break up and dissolve, resolution of the unwanted vein will take place over the course of several weeks. The most common side effect is bruising, or purpura, around the treated area. This will resolve within days of the treatment, and occurs only with some lasers used. Our doctor can discuss any other risks of laser surgery with you personally.
Will insurance cover this procedure ?
Laser vein treatments, like other cosmetic procedures, are not usually covered by your insurance company. If you have any questions, it is best to talk with your provider.