Spider veins are not necessarily harmful to your health, but the thin web-like lines on your skin can be difficult to ignore. You shouldn't have to ignore them if they impact your self-image, your self-confidence, and more so when there is a fast and effective way to remove them. Speak with your local professionals about spider vein treatment, to learn more contact Dr. Reza Mirali and Dr. Shabnam Shahabadi of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates in Fairfax, VA.
What Are Spider Veins?
There are valves in veins that allow blood to flow in only one direction, but when these begin to weaken they can cause blood to pool. This is how spider veins will often form, these tend to be small and very thin. Varicose veins are larger and can have more than cosmetic concerns associated with them.
How Is Laser Treatment Performed?
Laser treatment for spider veins can target the affected veins directly right from the surface of your skin. The laser will specifically focus on the spider veins leaving other tissue unmolested. The procedure is relatively quick, taking about an hour, and it is all usually conducted right in your doctor's office with only local anesthesia.
What Results Can You Expect?
The treatment will cause the veins to gradually vanish, with the smaller veins disappearing almost instantly. If they are larger you may need to return for follow-up treatments to completely be rid of them. There is no concern about removing a single vein, especially a spider vein, as there are many other healthier ones that will take over circulation duties.
You may encounter some redness and sensitivity after the procedure and may find your skin very sensitive to sunlight in the days after, so it's advisable to avoid it. None of the effects should last for longer than a week.
Spider Vein Treatment in Fairfax, VA
Don't let spider veins continue to get in the way of your everyday life, you can finally be rid of them with spider vein treatment from your Fairfax, VA, experts. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mirali and Dr. Shahabadi of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates by dialing (703) 645-0077.