Laser Leg Vein Treatment
What is Laser Leg Vein Treatment?
Laser leg vein treatment targets unsightly spider veins and broken capillaries on the legs. Spider veins are small, thin blood vessels that are visible beneath the skin, also known as telangiectasias. Spider veins most commonly appear on the face and legs and are aptly named because they look similar to spider webs.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins can be caused by a number of factors, including weight gain, heredity and pregnancy. At times, someone with spider veins can experience painful symptoms such as aching, burning, swelling and cramping. For others with spider veins, they are simply bothered by their appearance.
Laser Vein Treatment Options
To treat larger veins there is endovenous laser treatment or EVLT. This procedure is done by passing a laser fiber through a catheter directly into the vein. If your veins are smaller and closer to the surface of your skin you can be treated with a simpler laser procedure over the course of several treatment sessions.
The number of treatments varies for each person depending on the area being treated. After a consultation, discussing a patient’s medical history and general health, doctors at SKIN Medical Spa will decide which procedure is best for each individual patient. A consultation is required prior to scheduling this procedure.
Spider Veins Treatment Benefits
Spider Veins can be treated with traditional sclerotherapy or laser procedures that are more advanced and minimally invasive. Treating your leg veins with laser treatments offers patients a variety of benefits including:
- Fewer side effects
- Less trauma
- Minimal downtime after treatment
- Shorter recovery time
- Shorter treatment time
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about laser leg vein treatment, and schedule your consultation today at our San Francisco office call (415) 409-6500.