How Many Laser Treatments Do I Need to Get Rid of Spider Veins?
Are you frustrated by spider veins on your legs? You’re not alone! Most men and women struggle with visible veins on their bodies. Although they are relatively harmless, unsightly veins may cause you to avoid wearing your favorite swimsuits and shorts. Dr. Aradhna Saxena and Dr. David Kasper of Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute can expertly target and lessen the appearance of spider veins using advanced laser treatments at our office.
Caused by genetics or natural aging, spider veins often appear in darker colors, which makes them hard to conceal. Since they only become more visible over time, it is important to get treatment at the first signs. Luckily, there is a noninvasive laser treatment for spider veins in the Greater Philadelphia area. Learn how to get rid of spider veins by contacting our office in Fort Washington and Lansdale, PA. We can create a one-of-a-kind plan based on your goals.
Who should get laser treatment for spider veins?
Just like the name suggests, spider veins look similar in appearance to a spider’s web or the branches of a tree. When you are embarrassed by spider veins on your legs or face, our trained professionals use an advanced laser to collapse the vein, so it is absorbed by the surrounding tissue and disappears. The number of laser treatments needed is based on the number of veins being addressed and how large the area is. At your appointment, Dr. Saxena or Dr. Kasper will let you know how many sessions you need.
Laser vein removal treatments at Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute are a great option if you are bothered by spider veins, are committed to following your course of treatment, and have a positive outlook for your results. We do not recommend this solution for patients who are pregnant or have a history of blood clots. It is also not ideal for individuals who have larger or swollen veins called varicose veins. If you have varicose veins, we can review other options, such as sclerotherapy, during your consultation.
How to get rid of spider veins
Want to know how to get rid of spider veins on the face or legs? Our clinic offers an outpatient procedure that only takes 20 – 40 minutes to complete. One of our skilled professionals will begin by cleaning and preparing the area as you lie in one of our private treatment rooms. We may apply a topical anesthetic to lessen your discomfort. Dr. Saxena or Dr. Kasper will then take the handheld laser device and pass it over the area to target veins through a series of pulses. As the blood vessels absorb the laser energy, they begin to collapse and close. Over time, they will be passed out of the body naturally.
One of the biggest benefits of laser treatment for spider veins is that patients can return home or resume their normal day after their appointment. You can expect some redness or swelling in the area, but these side effects should go away within 7 – 10 days. We may suggest ways to promote faster healing and improve blood circulation, such as wearing compression garments. For about a week after spider vein treatment, we ask that you apply sunscreen to the treated areas every time you go outside and avoid prolonged sun exposure as harmful UV rays may alter your results.
Results of spider vein treatment
The results of spider vein treatment are not immediate. After the session, the spider veins on the legs or face will gradually change from dark to light in color, eventually disappearing after a couple of weeks. If you need additional appointments, the team at Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute will help schedule them for you. Their appearance will continue to improve with each session. Afterward, most patients report a high level of satisfaction and relief that they no longer have to hide their veins.
Get rid of spider veins for good
Having spider veins on the face or legs can be both frustrating and uncomfortable to deal with. When you are ready to lessen the appearance of spider veins, seek the expertise of Dr. Aradhna Saxena and Dr. David Kasper in the Greater Philadelphia, PA area. Spa 361 at the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute offers modern solutions so you can get rid of spider veins for good. During your appointment, we can provide an examination and discuss what kind of results you should expect. Learn more about laser treatment for spider veins by scheduling an appointment in Fort Washington and Lansdale, PA.