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Vein Treatments – Nonsurgical

If you suffer from problems related to varicose and spider veins, you are not alone. It is estimated that more than 80 million Americans suffer from some form of venous disorder.

What is Laser Vein Treatment?

Laser Vein Treatment uses a laser to deliver pulses of light energy which causes the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessels which are later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below the surface, where it should be.

What causes facial and varicose veins?

Many factors contribute to the development of facial veins and leg veins. Age, heredity, pathological conditions, occupations that require long periods of standing and pregnancy can all contribute to development venous disease.

What type of laser do you use and why?

Our Board-Certified physicians and medical staff at Dermatology Group of Southern California, Inc. use the Vbeam Perfecta.  The Vbeam Perfecta uses the most advanced pulsed dyed laser technology which allows the treatment of a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins and tiny superficial face veins to deeper blue leg veins on men and women of all skin tones.

How does a vein laser work?

The laser delivers pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Blood flow will then be redirected to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where it should be.

A successful vascular treatment is dependent upon comprehensive history including presenting complaint, active symptoms, history of vascular disease, and general health and occupation history.

Varicose vein treatment may require a combination of Laser based technology and sclerotherapy to adequately address your needs. Any successful vascular treatment is dependent on the treatment provider being able to successfully locate facial veins, legs veins and any reticular feeder veins that are often associated with the superficial telangiectasias.

What types of veins can be treated?

Veins can be treated from all parts of the body. Small, facial veins (telangiectasias), blood blisters (hemangiomas), and spider veins and large blue leg veins can be treated quickly with excellent results. Knotty varicose veins are not good candidates. Deeper veins may require surgery performed by a vascular surgeon.

Do the treatments hurt?

Although many patients report little or no discomfort, some may experience a mild stinging sensation when the laser pulse is delivered. The Vbeam Perfecta’s handpiece helps soothe the skin as the laser is delivered.

What happens after the treatment?

After the treatment there may be some redness or bruising. The larger veins may have a tan or brownish pigment which may persist for a few weeks or months following the treatment. Our Board-Certified physicians and medical staff at Dermatology Group of Southern California, Inc. may advise you to wear support hose for a short period after the treatment.

When can I resume normal activities?

Although we encourage you to resume normal activities almost immediately, we do ask that you refrain from vigorous activities for at least 24 hours. You should also avoid hot baths and hot tubs for at least 1-2 weeks after the treatment.

When will I see results?

Improvement is usually seen after 2-6 weeks; however, the final results may not be apparent for several months.

How does Laser Vein Treatments compare to Sclerotherapy?

Our Board-Certified physicians and medical staff at Dermatology Group of Southern California, Inc. can help advise you on the best course of action depending on their evaluation of your veins. Large and more prominent veins in the legs will benefit from Sclerotherapy.

What can happen if I don’t treat my varicose veins?

There are several adverse consequences of untreated varicose veins, and their severity will vary from person to person depending on the circumstances. Many people who don’t treat their varicose veins will experience continued symptoms of pain, fatigue and swelling of the legs or ankles.

Laser Vein Related Procedures

* MiXto for gentle skin resurfacing for pigmentation, fine wrinkles and skin tone improvement.

* IPL/Photofacial for Pigmentation and/or Facial Redness

* Chemical peels for Brown Spots and Melasma

* Sclerotherapy for Injection-based Treatment of Varicose Veins

*For any procedure and service described on this website, individual results may vary and may not be applicable in all cases.