Laser Vein Treatments

Do you hate those huge gnarly veins that appear on your legs and feet? Well, you're not alone; most people with varicose veins and/or spider veins are embarrassed about their appearance. In most cases these veins are not problematic; most people seek laser vein treatments for cosmetic reasons. But for those that do have problems, symptoms include aching pain and discomfort. Sometimes varicose veins can lead to more serious problems.

Signs and symptoms

If you do happen to experience signs and symptoms, they may include:

  • Legs that ache and feel heavy

  • Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in your lower legs

  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time can make your legs feel worse

  • Itching around one or more of your veins

  • Skin ulcers near your ankle

Laser Treatments

For this procedure, the area of the leg that is affected will be anesthetized with a local anesthetic. Then, your surgeon will take a slender laser fiber that will be inserted through tiny incisions into the damaged vein, delivering laser energy in short pulses.

These laser pulses will close off the vein preventing any future blood flow. Your body will automatically choose other healthy veins to send blood back to the heart. Once this has been accomplished, the fiber-optic probe will be removed.

There is minimal discomfort during the procedure and you should be able to resume your normal activity the next day.

Once the fiber-optic tube has been removed, a compression stocking will be placed on your leg and must be worn for at least 1 week. It is advised that you walk as soon as your procedure is completed. Normal activity can be resumed within 24 hours; however, strenuous activity or working out in a gym should be avoided.

While current treatments for varicose veins and spider veins are extremely successful. However, it's possible that varicose veins can return.

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