Laser vein treatment can remove problematic spider veins and varicose veins with a simple outpatient procedure. Philadelphia’s Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center offers laser vein treatment for men and women who want to eradicate unsightly veins.
Who’s a Candidate for Vein Treatment?
Both spider veins and varicose veins are a bothersome cosmetic problem for many adults. They are identified by their small blue, red, or purple appearance that looks similar to a spiderweb.
Veins of this kind are often found on the areas such as the following:
- Base of nose
Other veins called reticular veins will sometimes accompany spider veins. They should be treated at the same time for best results.
Spider Veins & Varicose Veins: What is the difference?
Spider veins should not be confused with varicose veins, the larger, darker veins that often appear because of abnormal blood circulation. Varicose veins may cause discomfort in the legs, while spider veins are usually painless. If left untreated, spider veins will usually increase in number and become more visible as you get older.
Laser Vein Treatment: What’s involved?
We use a highly effective laser treatment for treating unslightly varicose veins and spider veins. The laser ablates the vein, causing it to close and gradually disappear. Laser vein therapy is often combined with sclerotherapy, a technique that injects a sclerosing (hardening of tissue) agent into the vein.
To learn more about vein therapy in Montgomery and Philadelphia County, contact the office of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Genter MD FACS. During a consultation, we can give you more information regarding the benefits, risks and cost of laser vein treatment.