Although spider veins rarely cause uncomfortable physical symptoms, they can be a serious cosmetic concern. Cosmetic laser vein treatment is a non-invasive method for removing those unsightly red and blue vein networks so that you can wear your short skirts and bathing suits without hesitation. Cosmetic laser treatment is also an effective way to address spider veins in visible area like the face, since it leaves no scarring behind.
Cosmetic laser treatment is administered via a handheld device that is run across the surface of the skin. Laser energy emitted from the device penetrates the outer skin layers to address small, superficial veins by coagulating them and causing them to seal shut. Blood is rerouted through healthy veins nearby and treated veins are eventually reabsorbed by the body.
At Northwest Vascular & Vein, we perform cosmetic laser treatments under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The procedure takes less than one hour to complete and patients often return to regular activities as soon as they leave our office. The laser targets the affected veins while leaving surrounding tissue and skin intact, minimizing bruising and swelling after the procedure.
Results of cosmetic laser treatments can be seen right after the procedure and continue to improve in the weeks following the procedure as affected veins are eliminated by the body. Some patients may require more than one treatment session to achieve desired results. The number of treatment sessions will be discussed at your first consultation with Dr. Woloson or Dr. Clark.
Cosmetic laser treatment is a non-invasive way to address small, superficial spider veins. The procedure involves no discomfort or downtime afterward. To learn more about this treatment, contact Northwest Vascular & Vein to schedule your initial consultation.