Spider veins are tiny patches of tangled blood vessels that look like spider webs or tree branches. While they can occur on your nose, cheeks, and/or forehead, they are often seen on the legs.
Even though there is minimal health risk associated with spider veins, if you have them, they may make you feel self-conscious. The good news is that you can minimize the look of spider veins through laser vein treatment. If you’re wondering how many treatments you’ll need, keep reading.
What is Laser Vein Treatment
Laser vein treatment involves applying a laser to the skin so that your blood cells can become very hot and create a clotting effect. This clotting effect collapses or closes your spider veins without damaging your surrounding skin. Your body will gradually remove the collapsed veins and reduce the appearance of your spider veins as a result.
Most laser vein treatments take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete so you can receive them on your lunch break. While treatment quantities vary from patient to patient, you’ll likely need one and three treatments spaced about four weeks apart. It’s important to keep in mind that laser vein treatment is only designed to treat current spider veins and therefore cannot prevent new ones from forming.
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Recovering from Laser Vein Treatment
One of the greatest benefits of laser vein treatment is that it comes with minimal downtime and discomfort. You are free to resume work and your daily activities immediately after treatment. While you may experience a slight bump on your skin, it will fade in the next few hours.
If you notice that your skin becomes darker, rest assured this will disappear gradually over time. As long as you stay out of the direct sun for a few weeks after your treatment, you will likely recover without any issues.
Good Candidates for Laser Vein Treatment
Laser vein treatment is the ideal option if you are bothered by spider veins on any part of your body. Regardless of whether your spider veins are caused by genetics, hormonal changes, pregnancy, weight fluctuation, or a job or activity that requires prolonged standing or sitting, you may enjoy great results with this treatment.
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Take the Next Step
If you’re wondering if laser vein treatment is a good fit for your spider veins, it is in your best interest to schedule a private consultation with our spider vein specialist in Daytona Beach, Florida today. Call us at (386) 204-0644 or fill out our convenient online contact form.