SPIDER VEIN REMOVAL
BEVERLY HILLS | MALIBU | BAKERSFIELD | FRESNO CA
Laser Leg Vein treatments are laser treatments used to remove spider and reticular veins. During a Laser Leg Vein treatment, your partner will apply ultrasound gel to the area being treated. The laser is then applied in “pulsed” to the entire area. A cooled tip minimizes discomfort on the area during the treatment and prevents side effects. Depending on the extent of the veins, each treatment takes between 15 and 60 minutes. Subsequent treatments are performed at 6 to 8 week intervals.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
Anyone who has leg veins that are less than 3mm in size, that understands the risks, costs and time nec-essary to acheive the full benefit of the procedure, and who has realistic expectations of the ultimate outcome. f your veins are larger than 5mm you are not a good candidate. If you have an underlying problem with the valves in your veins, you are not a good candidate. This can be determined during your consultation. If you are pregnant, take aspirin or other blood thinning medications, or have a medical condition that prevents your blood from clotting properly, you should not have this procedure.
WHAT DESIRED RESULTS CAN BE EXPECTED?
If a vein goes completely away with treatment, it should not return, but occasionally the body reopens the vessel before it is completely reabsorbed or the vessel only partially responds. Because of this we find that most people need 2-3 treatments that are 6-8 weeks apart. Also, the factors that contributed to the enlarged veins such as standing for long periods of time, female hormones, pregnancy, being overweight, or a family history or varicose veins may not change, and therefore, new veins tend to form over time.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER LASER LEG VEINS?
You may go directly back to work or your regular activities after a procedure. In most cases we recommend wearing medical grade support stockings for a minimum of three days after the procedure. You should avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, and aspirin products for 48 hours following the procedure.
Dr. Shah & Associates would love to answer any questions you may have in regards to Laser Leg Vein treatment. Please contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.