Laser Treatments for Spider Veins

Spider veins are varicose veins that are smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. They occur when valves in the circulatory system do not function properly, causing blood to back up and make the veins swell. Spider veins can cause swelling, itching and other types of discomfort. They most commonly appear in leg veins because gravity causes the blood to pool in the lower parts of the body.

There are a number of laser treatments available to help eliminate spider veins. See a doctor in Cartersville to find out which is appropriate for you. Often, more than one treatment will be necessary to eliminate spider veins.

The following laser treatments can help to eliminate your spider veins:

Endovenous Laser Treatment involves inserting a laser fiber through the skin where there are spider veins. Intense heat is applied to the varicose veins, which causes them to collapse. It may take two or more treatments to eliminate all of the spider veins in the area.

Intense Light Therapy is less invasive. In this treatment, a laser is applied to the skin over the spider veins. It is best for fair-skinned people whose varicose veins are far beneath the surface of the skin. Many treatments may be needed to eliminate the varicose veins.

Severe cases of spider veins may require a combined therapy approach. For instance, treating the spider veins may require that you first have laser treatments, and then follow that up with a procedure called sclerotherapy on the areas that do not respond to laser treatment. In sclerotherapy, a fluid is injected directly into the vein to cause it to collapse.

In all cases, your doctor will be able to help you determine which form of treatment will be most beneficial in the treatment of your spider veins.

 

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