Your spider veins can dissappear in seconds! Using a strong salt solution, Dr. Pelias injects each vein with a minute needle. The results are both dramatic and lasting.
Another option for spider vein treatment is the Nd:YAG laser. Laser light penetrates the skin, raising the temperature of the blood vessel and safely coagulating it. Treated veins gradually shrink and become less visible or disappear altogether. The laser allows for customized treatment of veins, including some of those that do not respond to other treatment methods.
What to expect?
Treatment may vary from 15-30 minutes. Multiple sessions spanning several months may be necessary but the exact number of treatments depends on the size of the vein and your body's ability to heal. During your consultation, you will receive an estimate of the number of treatments required to obtain optimal results. No special pre- or post treatment care is required, but patients are advised to limit sun exposure and use sunscreen for several weeks before and after treatment.
What types of veins can be treated with laser:
A variety of leg veins, ranging from the most superficial to deeper blood vessels respond well to laser therapy. Candidates for this therapy include 'spider vein', very small veins caused by a dialation of the minute vessels that sit near the skin's surface, and reticular veins, the small, bluish colored veins that carry blood to the skin's tiny vessels.
The laser causes no actual damage to the overlying skin. However, temporary bruising and darkening of the skin may result, and will disappear in several days or weeks. Fading is generally excellent, but it may take several months to see final results.
Does it hurt?
While pain toerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate laser treatment well, and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of patients require no anesthesia, though topical anesthetic is an option for more sensitive areas.
Is it safe?
The laser's parameters are specifically designed to match your skin type, assuring exceptionally exact and gentle treatment. Patients of all skin colors can be treated safely. Clinical trials conducted by leading authorities on laser light document its safety and effectiveness.
The Laser Advantage
Laser treatment effectively causes leg veins to fade and disappear. With few, if any, side effects, and no downtime, this in-office procedure is non-invasive and effective.