The good news about varicose and spider veins is they are a condition that is almost entirely aesthetic; they rarely result in anything dangerous or life threatening. The bad news is that they’re a cosmetic problem that can negatively affect a person’s life. They change how a person dresses, what activities they’re willing to participate in and how they feel about their looks.
Laser vein removal destroys varicose and spider veins from the inside, leaving the legs smoother and cleaner. This safe and effective treatment is available exclusively at our Redland, Texas location.
What are Varicose and Spider Veins?
To understand how laser vein removal works, it’s important to know the difference between the types of vein problems. Varicose and spider veins both affect the legs, but in different forms:
- Varicose Veins: These are the thick, tree-trunk like veins that stick out of the legs in a twisting formation. Three main factors create varicose veins: age, gravity and genes. Varicose veins can run in a person’s family, and they are made worse as they age. The veins themselves are created because of the way gravity affects the blood flow from the legs to the heart.
- Spider Veins: These are smaller, thinner veins that bunch together and form a spider’s web on the legs. Spider veins are created by the same forces that make varicose veins but are shown in a different way.
Both vein formations, especially varicose veins, have a slim chance of being life-threatening, but most times the condition is safe but annoying.
How Does Laser Vein Removal Work?
The key to stopping varicose and spider veins is to kill the veins in question. When this is done using laser vein removal, a laser is brought in to emit concentrated light through the skin and into the vein. This causes the vein to overheat and close. After the vein closes, and blood stops flowing through it, it eventually dies and fades away.
Even though the vein is dead, there is no danger to you. Once the body recognizes the vein is no longer working, it naturally absorbs the vein into the body and disposes of it as waste. The blood is rerouted through another vein and continues as normal.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Vein Removal?
The best candidates are healthy adults with no history of blood issues. Because the process involves the blood, it’s important to inform the Doctor Rogers Center of any prior medical conditions you may have. This can easily be done during your initial consultation about this procedure. A slight change to medications or vitamins you’re currently taking my also be required, but this will only need to happen in the days leading up to the procedure, and won’t be permanent.
If varicose or spider veins have negatively affected your life, and if you’re tired of making clothing and activity decisions based on your legs, then it’s time to speak with us about Laser vein removal. Call our Redland location and schedule your consultation today.