Spider Vein Treatment
About Spider Vein Treatment
Spider Veins and Varicose Veins are very similar. Varicose Veins are enlarged veins that tend to rise away from the skin. Typically they tend to take on hues of purple, blue, or flesh colored. Most often individuals experience them on the back of the calves or the insides of the legs. Spider Veins are much like varicose veins, only smaller. Usually they are red or blue in appearance, and very close to the surface of the skin. Patients have experienced them on both the legs and facial area.
The most common factor that contributes to the development of spider veins is a backup and pooling of blood in the vein. Other typical factors can be inherited traits, hormonal changes and large amounts of exposure to the sun. If you are in the Los Angeles area and considering Vein Treatment, please contact our office for more information regarding Laser Vein Treatment.
Laser Spider Vein Treatment is a revolutionary medical technique to eliminate benign Spider Veins and Varicose Veins non-invasively.
Epione offers the most cutting edge lasers available medically today. If you are in Los Angeles and would like to discuss with one of our physicians about Vein Treatment, please call for a private consultation appointment.
Alternatives to Laser Spider Vein Treatment could be Sclerotherapy (injection of a sclerosing solution).
The main concept behind Laser Spider Vein Treatment is that the Laser penetrates the skin to raise the temperature of the blood vessel and safety coagulates it. As a result, the vessel begins to fade and slowly disappears. The Laser emits a narrow spectrum of light in short pulses. A typically Laser Spider Vein Treatment session lasts only a few minutes. The physician can recommend a topical gel for you to apply as needed for discomfort during recovery. The number of laser vein treatments needed depends on what the area or areas treated and the extent of treatment. We may recommend doing a test spot prior to the first session. Several treatments may be required to achieve the desired result. Repeat treatments, when necessary, are usually done every 6 weeks or so.
The treated areas may become red and bruised. Usually discomfort from the treatment is mild. It is possible for swelling, blistering, and crusting may develop. There are some cases where the skin pigmentation can alter. Generally this is merely a temporary side effect, but it can take several months to return to normal.
Our patients report excellent results from their Laser Spider Vein Treatment though fading varies from patient to patient. It isn’t uncommon for treated leg veins to look worse at first, and then slowly begin to fade. Patients need to keep in mind that it may take several months to see the final result from treatment. Typically, recovery time is very short. It is important to avoid sun exposure after receiving treatment.
Epione of Los Angeles offers this revolutionary technique for vein treatment. Many individuals that suffer from spider veins slowly have their self-esteem taken away. One of our physicians can sit down with you and help implement an individualized treatment plan that can help you become the more ideal you. It is important for every patient to have a desire for improvement and not perfection.
The doctor will discuss your case of your vein treatment with you. Photographs are usually taken. You will be asked to read and sign a consent form. Gel will be applied to the areas to be treated. Treatment consists of placing a hand piece on the skin surface over the area to be treated and administering light pulses.
The number of laser vein treatments needed depends on what is being treated. We may recommend doing a test spot the first session. Any one lesion may require several treatments. Repeat treatments, when necessary, are usually done every 6 weeks or so.
There is a common mislead that lasers used for vein treatment can cause cancer. Cancer growth has nothing to do with laser, which involves simply removing veins. No cancer causing radiation is produced by lasers.