Spider veins are a common complaint among both men and women. Though they most commonly occur on the legs, these thin, reddish purple veins can also pop up on the face. They most commonly occur as the result of genetics, but other common causes include pregnancy, childbirth, injury or medications including hormonal birth control and estrogen replacement. Steroid use can also cause spider veins. While it is impossible to prevent spider veins, it is possible to get rid of them. With the latest laser technology, you can make your spider veins a thing of the past.
Laser Vein Treatments with excel V
With the CUTERA® excel V™ system, getting rid of unsightly veins on the legs and face is safe and effective. The system uses an ideal laser wavelength to quickly eliminate veins. It works by delivering intense pulses of light directly to the veins. This causes the blood to coagulate. This eventually destroys the blood vessel which is then reabsorbed by the body.
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How Are Laser Vein Treatments Performed?
Laser vein treatments with the excel V™ system are performed in your doctor’s office on an outpatient basis. Local anesthesia generally is not necessary, but some patients do opt to use topical anesthesia to ease discomfort. Your doctor will use a hand-held device to deliver precise laser energy to the targeted veins. The system delivers short bursts of light to prevent burning. One or two treatments are usually enough, but larger veins may require additional treatments.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Vein Treatments?
Laser treatments work well for the majority of people who suffer from visible veins on the legs or face. The procedure is very safe and minimally invasive. This system can be used on individuals of all skin tones, and it is effective in treating veins of varying sizes. If you are in overall good health, it is likely that you are a good candidate for the procedure, but only your doctor can let you know for sure. During your initial consultation, be sure to let your doctor know your complete medical history and any medications, including vitamins and over-the-counter medications, you are taking.
Recovery From Laser Vein Treatments
Most patients experience little to no side effects. The most common side effect is mild redness that usually clears up in less than 24 hours. Bruising may occur, but it is rare. You do not need to take any time off of work, and you can immediately resume your other daily activities. Your doctor will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions that outline and steps you may need to take to ensure proper healing. Most patients see significant improvements within six weeks, but it may take several months and multiple sessions for the full results to become apparent.