About Laser Vein Removal
Commonly located on the legs and face, spider veins are little blood vessels that branch and become visible underneath the skin. Caused by age, genetics, and other factors, spider veins may be purple, red, and blue, which makes them hard to conceal. As spider veins typically progress over the years and lead to greater visibility, it is important to get help at the first signs. To reduce the appearance of spider veins on the body and face, Hebe Medical Spa performs nonsurgical laser vein removal for men and women. At your initial consultation, medical director Dr. Zainab Mogul-Ashraf can create a customized plan to meet your needs and goals for your laser vein reduction treatment. Call our office in Fishkill, NY to schedule an appointment.
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Nonsurgical vein reduction sessions at Hebe Medical Spa may improve the appearance of small or mid-sized veins on the body and face. Commonly called spider veins, these visible blood vessels are typically not a medical issue; however, they are deemed unattractive. Affected men and women tend to avoid certain clothes (such as swimsuits and shorts) or use a lot of makeup to attempt to hide their spider veins. Laser vein removal is best for people who have overall good health, don't have blood clots, and aren't pregnant.
Laser vein sessions are performed in our Fishkill, NY office in around 20 – 40 minutes, based on the number of areas being treated. For your laser vein procedure, you will be asked to relax in a reclined position in one of our treatment rooms as the skin is cleansed and prepared. At your request, a local numbing cream may be used before the treatment to lessen any discomfort. The handheld laser device is passed across the skin so the wavelengths can reach the spider veins with multiple pulses without affecting the surrounding tissues. The vessel absorbs the energy of the laser, which collapses and closes the vessel wall. You will be allowed to leave right after the treatment to get back to your regular activities.
What to Expect
After your laser vein reduction session, you may experience swelling, redness, and bruising; however, these side effects usually subside within 1 – 2 weeks. For faster healing, compression or support garments should be worn to improve your blood circulation. It is necessary to avoid extended exposure to UV rays and you are encouraged to use sunscreen on treated areas. Some patients may see improvements immediately, but the results will be different for every person. During your consultation with Dr. Zainab, potential results will be reviewed, as well as suggestions on the number of treatments necessary to achieve your optimal results. New spider veins will likely develop in time so more treatments may be performed as needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser vein removal cost?
Laser vein removal is a treatment that is priced based on how many veins are being treated and how many sessions are needed to obtain the desired results. During your consultation, we will evaluate your veins, the size of them and location, and determine the scope of the treatment process to help establish a cost. Hebe Medical Spa offers numerous payment options, as well as special financing for cosmetic procedures.
Should I get laser vein removal or sclerotherapy?
Laser vein removal works well for veins of all sizes and types. Depending on the types of veins present and the size, some treatments may work better than others, depending on what is being addressed. Lasers work great for spider veins and are now considered the gold standard treatment for most cases.
Does the vein go away?
Yes. Laser vein removal treats the vein with a focused beam of light that heats up the vein and then destroys it. The technology is very precise and is highly focused on the target area, which helps it to not affect the nearby skin. Once the vein collapses, it takes about 4 – 6 weeks for it to be reabsorbed by the body and disappear.
Where can laser vein removal be used?
Spider veins can be found on the face, upper thighs, back of the legs, and around the ankles. Anywhere a spider vein exists, laser vein removal can be an appropriate treatment method. Our state-of-the-art lasers use precision when treating the specific vein so the tissue and skin around the veins are unaffected.
Is laser vein removal painful?
Prior to the procedure, we typically will apply an ointment or local anesthetic to numb the area. Most patients report feeling a slight tingling sensation or a slight sting as the laser focuses on the vein.
Remove Spider Veins
Instead of covering or concealing unwanted blood vessels on your face or body, try noninvasive laser vein reduction at Hebe Medical Spa in Fishkill, NY to help improve the look of your complexion. During your initial consultation, Dr. Zainab will examine your spider veins and create a laser vein treatment plan that is best for your condition. You deserve to look and feel your best!