Unwanted Spider Veins

Plastic Surgeon & Skin Care Spa Serving Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lee's Summit & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: September 23, 2015

Unwanted Spider Veins

Summer is over, time to cover up your legs again or you can start prepping them for next summer. Spider veins (not to be confused with varicose veins) are dilated or stretched blood vessels that have a branching pattern and are commonly found on the thigh, lower leg, back of knee and occasionally on the face. Even though these veins are harmless and are not associated with symptoms, the condition can be a source of embarrassment for many females. The solution? Laser Vein Removal.

The Treatment: Spider vein treatments are a quick, safe, and effective treatment with minimal side effects.  Using the Deka ND YAG laser attachment, a precise beam of light is targeted to the spider vein. As the vein’s pigment color attracts the laser beam, the laser heats up the small vein, collapsing it and destroying it without injuring any nearby structures. Most treatments take up to 45 minutes to complete, however this varies due to the surface area being treated.  Ice and a topical numbing cream may be used to promote patient comfort during the treatment, however most patients tolerate the treatment well. While some veins will disappear immediately with Laser Vein Removal, others will darken before fading completely after a couple of weeks. Some veins might only shrink with the first treatment and a follow-up session will be necessary. Although side effects are rare, as with any laser treatment the risk of skin blistering, skin breakdown, and skin discoloration can occur.

Book a complimentary consultation today and be dress ready next summer.