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Spider Vein Treatment Langhorne, PA

Spider Vein Treatment An Overview

Spider veins, those unsightly clusters of enlarged veins that appear most often on legs and sometimes on the face, can now be effectively treated with laser therapy.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are usually purple, red, or blue in color and are generally not painful. They are, however, rather unattractive in appearance to the nearly 50% of adult females and smaller percentage of men in the United States that experience them. These veins are different from varicose veins in that they are smaller and much less painful.

Spider Vein Treatment What to Expect

Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery offers newly enhanced laser technology for the treatment of spider veins and facial veins. You can be sure you will receive the highest level of care from an expert team to ensure optimum results.

Preparing for Spider Vein Treatment

Prior to treatment, the patient’s skin should be thoroughly clean and dry. One should be sure to remove any make-up, creams, oils, topical anesthetic or self-tanning products. In addition, the treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning booth light for at least 2 weeks prior to the procedure.

For patients who have had a history of herpes simplex virus and are interested in facial vein removal, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.

After Laser Spider Vein Treatment

Immediately following laser spider vein removal treatment, clients may apply a cool compress or gel pack to relieve any discomfort. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours.

For the days following the laser spider vein removal procedure, patients should not scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. In addition, exposure to sun should be prevented by applying SPF 30 + sunblock.

Risks & Side Effects of Spider Vein Treatment

Although minimal and only lasting a few days, clients may experience some side effects from the laser treatment for spider veins. Specifically, such side effects may include redness, swelling, hyper-pigmentation, blistering and laser bruising in the treated area. For questions regarding short term or any rare side effects, our physicians are available to discuss patient concerns.

Spider Vein Treatment FAQs

How does the laser treatment for spider vein removal work?

The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deep into the skin-tissue, where it delivers a controlled amount of therapeutic heat to the targeted blood vessels. Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling DeviceTM technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together, the long pulse laser and Dynamic Cooling Device offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.

What can I expect during the spider vein treatment?

You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Your practitioner will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small headpiece. Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area being treated.

Is laser spider vein removal painful?

Patient’s describe a discomfort similar to the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort resolves in several seconds and is minimized by Candela’s Dynamic Cooling Device. Some patients prefer to use a topical anesthetic cream prior to treatment. If you are concerned with pain tolerance, please ask our staff about anesthetic options prior to your arrival for your appointment.

How many spider vein treatment sessions will I need?

The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. Multiple treatments may be required, but many factors impact the efficacy of individual laser treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.

*Disclaimer: results may vary
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