Spider veins are formed when small valves in the veins become weak and push blood backwards instead of forwards toward the heart. The extra blood puts pressure on the vein walls, which start to bulge and weaken. When this occurs, the disfigured vein becomes visible, and it looks a lot like a spider web or spider legs. Laser spider vein removal can reduce or completely eliminate spider veins that are showing through the skin. Amachi MedSpa in Marietta is here to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about laser removal for spider veins.
Why Should I Choose Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy for spider veins is a fast and effective treatment that provides visible results without having to resort to more invasive treatments.
How Do I Prepare for the Treatment?
On the day of the laser spider vein removal, you should make sure that your skin is clean and free of any moisturizers or lotions. We also usually ask that you shave the area. Dark hair can absorb the laser energy and limit the amount of energy that reaches the vein. Wear loose clothing that provides easy access to the area being treated. You should also avoid exposure to the sun, alcohol and aspirin for a set amount of time before your scheduled appointment.
What Can I Expect During the Treatment?
The treatment is performed in the comfort of our office. During the session, a laser sends a focused light beam beneath the skin to target the problematic vein. The heat of the laser destroys the vein, which is later reabsorbed by the body. Since a precise energy dosage is applied to the individual blood vessel, there is no concern about damaging other tissue or veins nearby.
Is Laser Spider Vein Removal Safe?
Yes, but it has to be performed by a qualified and experienced professional.
What Results Can I Expect?
Following the laser treatment, the vessels below the skin will change from dark blue to a lighter red color. These veins will then disappear in the following weeks. The removal of these veins can improve the appearance of the skin dramatically by providing even coloring to the skin.