Utilizing laser technology in cosmetic procedures have become increasingly popular due to its effectiveness and minimally invasive nature. In recent years, tremendous advancements have been made to make laser treatments more efficient.
Laser vein therapy has now become the most trusted choice for treatment of aesthetic vein problems like varicose veins or spider veins. We use laser vein therapy as one of the most effective ways to treat aesthetic vein disorders.
What Is Laser Vein Therapy?
Laser vein therapy or Endovenous Laser Treatment (ELT) is a minimally invasive technique that utilizes laser light to treat cosmetic vein disorders like varicose veins and spider veins. ELT is a non-surgical procedure that ensures a painless treatment while treating vein disorders.
What are Varicose Veins?
A varicose vein is a condition that arises when enlarged veins become entangled and jut out from your skin at the back of your legs. Although varicose veins can occur elsewhere, they have become largely associated with the legs.
When Do Varicose Veins Occur?
Veins inside the leg muscles pump up blood to the heart defying the motion of gravity. A varicose vein occurs when the veins do not work properly and prevent the blood from flowing back to the heart as a result of which the veins are enlarged. If they are not treated, varicose veins can cause acute pain and inflammation in the legs.
Laser Therapy in Treating Varicose Vein
Endovenous Laser Treatment applies the insertion of a laser fiber into the defective vein. The fiber then emits laser light into the vein as a result of which the defective vein contracts and blood flow is automatically routed to a healthy vein.
What Is a Spider Vein?
Spider veins are veins that spread out like the delicate spider webs on the surface of the legs or face. They are red, blue, or purple in color and generally appear around the areas of the nose and chin on the face and around the thighs, knee-joint and ankles on the leg.
When Do Spider Veins Occur?
A number of factors can be responsible for causing spider veins. They include hormonal fluctuations, heavy weight, prolonged periods of standing, or even hereditary causes. Pregnant women are more prone to this vein disorder as blood volume tends to increase during pregnancy causing the blood to pool inside the veins.
Treat Spider Veins with Laser Therapy
Laser vein treatment incorporates the use of laser light to target the defected vein, much like the case of varicose veins. The heat of the laser beam causes the blood to coagulate and will eventually collapse the vein and seal it. After a few weeks, the affected vein is reabsorbed by the body and is not visible anymore.
Effectiveness of Laser Therapy for Treating Unsightly Veins
The endovenous laser treatment is a short and effective procedure that does not require any downtime. You will be able to walk around immediately after undergoing the laser treatment, resume your daily activities, and go about your normal routine life without any hindrances.
Contact Our Office
If you have unsightly veins that cover your legs or any other portion of your body, laser vein therapy is the treatment for you. Contact the Plastic Surgery Center to schedule an informational consultation today!