Many people in the United States are diagnosed with spider veins, or telangiectasia, every year. You may be one of the sufferers if you have tiny web-like patterns of blue, purple or red veins on the surface of your skin. They most often show up as you age, and you may be more likely to deal with them if one or both of your parents had them.
Spider veins are not extremely concerning physically unless they grow and turn into varicose veins in the future. Most of the time, they are merely cosmetic nuisances that make you embarrassed to show off your legs in public and make you very likely only to wear pants, tights and long dresses or skirts rather than shorts, knee-length dresses or swimsuits.
With our laser therapy for spider veins, we can permanently remove these offensive veins. Plus, with regular follow-up treatments over the years, we can immediately target new spider veins that may be popping up and keep your legs looking smooth and gorgeous. Laser therapy is non-invasive and generally comfortable, allowing you to get back to your regular daily tasks without the recovery or discomfort that is more common with invasive surgical procedures.
Laser vein removal can be conveniently done in the comfort of our office. We will use a special beam of laser energy to heat up the vein beneath the surface of the skin. This light energy will damage the walls of the vein, causing the vein to close. Once the vein is closed, the blood that used to flow through it is redirected to other healthier veins. Over the following months, this problem vein will gradually fade from sight.
The laser energy comes through a small handheld device that does not break the protective barrier of your skin. It has been used safely and effectively for many years, and it is incredibly safe. Because it is non-invasive, you will not have to deal with any of the many risks and complications that come with the territory of more invasive treatments.
Of course, not everyone is a candidate for laser vein removal for spider veins. We will help you know if this is the right choice for you at your initial consultation at About Face Anti-Aging Institute. The type of therapy that is best for you will depend on the type of venous issue you have, your personal goals and the size of the problem veins. However, if laser therapy is a good option, we can get you started with treatments at our office in Harker Heights. We happily serve clients in Killeen, Temple, Belton, and Waco. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more!