Spider veins form when excess blood backs up in the blood stream. The body releases this pressure by developing new veins. Not only are spider veins unsightly, but they can also cause aching, swelling, burning, and night cramps in the leg.
Unlike prior lasers, we can treat any skin type and even tanned skin. Most treatments last only 30 minutes. During your initial consultation, we will be able to estimate the cost of your treatments and tailor the treatments to your needs.
Q. Are these vein treatments permanent?
Most patients achieve a significant reduction in the appearance of their veins and are very satisfied with the treatments. Of course, aging begins the moment the treatment ends. In addition, other factors such as standing and genetics continue. We recommend a single yearly treatment to "clean up" any new veins that appear.
Q. Are the treatments painful?
Most patients describe a tingling sensation during the brief time the laser is actually firing. However, because we offer cooling systems and topical anesthetic cream, our patients are quite comfortable during their treatments.
Q. Are the treatments safe?
As in laser hair removal, there are a few uncommon risks associated with both laser and injection vein therapy. These include pigment changes and blistering. However, because Dr. Ivey and his staff are specially trained in the use of the lasers and injection therapy, the occurrence of these events are rare. Additionally, your eyes will be shielded during all laser treatments.
Q. How long do the treatments take and how many treatments will I need?
Each treatment session generally lasts 30 minutes. We can treat a significant number of veins during that session. Typically, you can expect to need two to three sessions to achieve the appearance you desire. Of course, you can stop treatments at any time or continue with additional treatments should you desire.
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