Laser Vein Removal
Thread veins and leg veins can surface for many reasons at several stages of life, causing damage to your health as well as your image. Laser vein removal treatments offer a safe, fast, and non-invasive solution to those problems, enabling you to restore your look and function with truly stunning results. It is increasingly seen as an option that’s better than both surgery and sclerotherapy.
How does laser vein removal work?
Laser vein removal is a non-invasive treatment that can be used to treat spider veins and varicose veins in the legs. A laser is directed to the vein without touching the healthy skin surrounding it. The laser creates heat that damages the vein, leading to scar tissue that essentially closes the vein off. Over time the dead vein, which no longer has a blood supply, will fade.
The doctor will point a laser fiber through a catheter into the vein while watching the vein on an ultrasound screen. Dermatologists may suggest one of two laser treatments, simple laser treatment and endogenous laser treatment. Both work exceptionally well while the selection will be decided based on a number of individual circumstances – such as whether you have spider veins or varicose veins.
It can take several sessions to completely kill the vein while the dead vein can take up to two years to fully fade (although most take far less time than this). The treatment continues to grow in popularity among all sufferers that require leg vein removals.
Benefits and what to expect from your treatment
Prior to starting any treatment, regardless of whether it’s for cosmetic or health issues, it’s crucial that you understand what to expect. Leg vein removal via laser treatments can successfully remove the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins in the leg, but this will not be an immediate solution. In fact, it may require several sessions to see a complete transformation.
Nevertheless, the many benefits of laser leg vein removal on a physical, aesthetic, and emotional level ensure that it is a treatment worth having. Meanwhile, laser removal is superior to the alternative solutions or a whole host of reasons, including but not limited to:
First and foremost, the non-invasive treatment puts your body at far less risk of side effects or complications. Moreover, the pain is significantly reduced while the recovery times are far shorter. Regardless of age or severity of leg veins, this is undoubtedly a key selling point that will encourage you to choose laser therapy over others.
Although it may be necessary to have several sessions before the veins are entirely gone, it’s worth noting that the results are permanent. The veins will be completely faded without causing any lasting damage such as scarring. Although you may be advised to follow some aftercare routines, you will not require further sessions to see low recurrence rates.
Crucially, the removal of varicose veins from the legs via laser surgery is shown to give 100% removal. So, in addition to avoiding scarring and damage, there will be no remains of the veins either. This ensures that you can get back to living your life without any concerns or ongoing feelings of embarrassment.
Compared to alternative solutions, laser vein removal is almost painless. However, you may need a light sedative or a local anaesthetic to numb the pain that can be caused from the laser’s penetration of the vein.
However, the fact that you may encounter swelling and other minor irritations may lead you to seek pain killers and other forms of relief. This can range from pills to creams, and the dermatologist will happily discuss the options with you in detail at your appointment.
Recovery after leg vein removal
Leg vein removal treatments won’t produce long-term damage, as such the recovery process won’t be overly long. Following the completion of your leg vein removal treatment, the doctor may also suggest a variety of activities to prevent the threat of repeat damage. This can include leg raises, avoiding stationary positions or too long, avoiding hot baths and even compression socks.
Patients also need to stay away from the sun for 4 weeks in order to prevent the development of dark spots in the affected areas.
Leg vein removal FAQs
How many sessions will be required?
No two cases are identical and a number of factors such as age, weight, type of vein, and severity of vein will all have an impact. While it is possible to see a complete removal following the recovery period of just one session, most patients will find that at least three sessions are required. In some cases, it can be even more.
How long do sessions last?
Once again, there are many factors that can influence the individual sessions. As a rule of thumb, though, leg vein removal sessions tend to last for between 15 and 60 minutes. If multiple sessions are required, they are each likely to last for roughly the same amount of time. This is something the doctor will discuss with you at the initial consultation.
Who can use laser vein removal?
Leg veins are far more likely to appear in later life, which is why many clients are older. However, leg veins can surface due to rapid weight changes, pregnancy, trauma, health conditions, and various other reasons. Given that laser treatments for leg veins are particularly safe, anyone with spider veins or varicose veins can benefit from this type of procedure.
Leg vein removal is the safest and most practical solution to treating spider veins and varicose veins. They permanently remove the presence of the veins without damaging the skin and, while you will need to wait for the results, the final outcomes are better than any other treatment on the market. However, the process needs to be completed by a professional cosmetic dermatologist. Shonan Beauty puts your health and image in safe hands.