Laser Leg Vein Removal
Are you embarrassed by unsightly spider veins on your legs? Say good bye to them!
The first time any women notices blue, purple or red spider veins on their legs, women tend to have an emotional moment. They’re known medically as telangiectasias or spider veins are like little cousins of varicose veins. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 55 percent of women have some type of vein problem. The thin, twist-and-turning veins get their name from resembling spider legs. And if your mom or someone else in the family has them, there’s a good chance you’ll get them, as well.
Alabama Surgical Arts reveals that spider veins on our legs are caused by hormones, weight changes, pregnancy, genetics, injury and lifestyle. Even women who work out vigorously or stand for long periods of time are also at risk for spider veins. Until now the common treatments for leg veins was to cover them up or suffer through painful, expensive surgery. Alabama Surgical Arts is here to help with spider vein challenges.
At Alabama Surgical Arts, spider veins are treated with state-of-the-art lasers to diminish the appearance with no incisions, no downtime and minimal discomfort. Our laser treatment is designed to just remove blood vessels, spider veins, and red marks–causing no tissue effect or damage to any other elements of the surrounding skin. The laser beam targets the blood vessels, and seals them up. Laser vein treatment are proven, noninvasive method of diminishing or eliminating spider veins, cherry hemangiomas, rosacea and other types of spider veins.
- When to Consider Spider Treatments
Thread-Like Veins Near Surface of the Skin
- Dilated and Visible Veins
- Reticular Veins
- Broken Capillaries on the Leg
- Your veins are visible on your thighs and lower legs
- You avoid wearing shorts because you don’t want others to see your spider veins
After the treatment, the skin is mildly red and swollen, and requires a few hours of cooling to reduce the treated inflammation. Some treated vessels look darker for a few days, then begin to fade and disappear. Generally, patients return to work that day or the next day. The spider veins slowly resolve over 4 weeks. One to three sessions, spaced four weeks apart, gives the best results.
Prior to treatment Alabama Surgical Arts will review your medical history to determine the severity of the problem and to decide on the most effective treatment. At Alabama Surgical Arts, our innovative leg vein treatment uses advanced laser technology to target and destroy the blood vessels responsible for spider veins, causing them to visibly disappear. Since the laser targets the blood vessels within the vein, there is minimal or no damage to the outer layer of skin, and clients typically resume regular activities immediately following the treatment.
Everyone’s skin is different and at Alabama Surgical Arts, we encourage a medical consultation to make sure that you are going to get the great results from laser vein removal. Let us customize your treatment plan.
LEG VEIN FAQs
What types of veins can be treated?
It is ideal for spider veins and reticular veins on your legs.
How long does the treatment take?
Depending on the size of the area being treated, they can take just minutes. Typically, treatments are no longer than 30 minutes.
What type of result can I expect?
Many patients experience immediate improvement in the appearance of their leg veins following the treatment followed by continued improvement over the next week or so.
How many treatments will I need?
A series of treatments may be needed to fully clear blood vessels and reduce the appearance of the leg veins completely. Typically one to four sessions are needed for desired results.
What does the procedure feel like?
Patients describe a range of sensations from tingling to the snap of a rubber band during the procedure. You may also feel warmth during and after the procedure on the area that was treated.
When can I resume my daily activities?
Typically, there is no downtime and you can return to your daily activities immediately following the procedure.