If you suffer from varicose veins then you likely are not only a bit self-conscious about these veins but you are likely often in discomfort— and even pain— because of them. As one of the first modes of treatment, doctors typically recommend that patients try to both diet and try compression stockings in order to help deal with the discomfort of varicose veins. And although either of these solutions work for many people, they don’t work for all. That’s where laser vein removal comes into play. From understanding what laser vein removal is to how it is done, this article will discuss the art of this laser treatment and why you should consider it. Read on to learn more.
What is laser vein removal?
Mike Myer’s character Doctor Evil may have given the term “laser” a bit of a negative connotation in the movie Austin Powers. And although lasers can in fact be used for the good of evil, they are most commonly used in the aesthetic industry for things like laser vein removal.
By using a highly focused laser beam, the light converts to heat as it hits your veins. Which in turn, damages the vein which causes the blood to clot and scar tissue to form.
How is it done?
Typically requiring several session that are spaced 6-12 weeks apart, laser vein removal treatments are done by placing a topical numbing gel over your skin to help deal with some of the associated pain. Once the numbing gel has kicked in, the laser will then be applied over the veins for a total treatment time of around 15-20 minutes.
What are the benefits?
There are many benefits of getting laser vein treatment done including the following:
- The results are permanent
- It is a non-invasive procedure
- You can return to work directly afterwards
If you suffer from varicose veins, don’t waste another summer covering up your legs and feet due to embarrassment. Through laser vein removal at Sterling Aesthetics, you can gain your confidence back in no time. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!