About Laser Vein Removal
Typically located on the face and legs, spider veins are little blood vessels that branch and become visible underneath the skin. Caused by many factors, like age and genetics, spider veins may be blue, purple, and red, which makes them hard to hide. As these veins typically get worse over the years and lead to stronger visibility, it is smart to get help when they first appear. To minimize the look of veins on the body and face, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery performs nonsurgical laser vein removal sessions for Ponte Vedra Beach, FL women and men. At your initial consultation, Dr. Roberto Garcia can develop a customized plan to meet your needs and goals for your laser vein reduction treatment.
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Laser Vein Removal Ideal Candidates
Nonsurgical vein reduction sessions at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery may help the visibility of small or mid-sized veins on the body and face. Popularly called spider veins, these visible blood vessels are not usually a medical issue; however, they are deemed unwanted. Affected men and women tend to avoid certain clothes (such as swimsuits and shorts) or use a lot of cosmetics to attempt to mask their spider veins. Laser vein reduction is great for people who have good overall health, don't have blood clots, and aren't pregnant.
Laser Vein Removal Procedure Technique
Nonsurgical vein reduction sessions are done in our Ponte Vedra Beach, FL office in around 20 – 40 minutes based on the number of areas treated. For your procedure, you will be asked to relax in a reclined position in one of our treatment rooms as the skin is prepared. At your request, a local numbing cream may be used before the session to minimize any discomfort. The laser is passed across the skin so the wavelengths can reach the spider veins with multiple pulses that don't affect the skin. The blood vessel takes in the energy of the laser, which collapses the wall of the vessel. You will be allowed to leave as soon as you feel comfortable to get back to your regular day.
What to Expect with Laser Vein Removal
Following your laser vein reduction session, you may have redness, swelling, and bruising; however, these side effects usually disappear in about 1 – 2 weeks. For quicker healing, compression or support garments can be worn to increase blood circulation. It is necessary to avoid extended exposure to UV rays, and you are encouraged to use sunscreen on areas that have been treated. Several patients see improvements quickly, but the timing of results will be different for every person. At your consultation with Dr. Garcia, potential results will be reviewed, as well as suggestions on the number of treatments necessary to reach your optimal results. Other spider veins will likely appear in time so touch-up sessions may be performed as needed.
Laser Vein Removal Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser vein removal cost?
The cost of your laser vein removal treatment will be based on the number, size, and location of the veins being treated, as well as how many sessions are needed to achieve your goal outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Garcia will evaluate your problem areas and consider your concerns before creating a treatment plan. Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods and can help you attain special financing for cosmetic procedures.
How does laser vein treatment work?
Laser vein treatment by Cynosure works well for veins of all sizes and types. The treatment uses advanced laser technology to target and destroy the blood vessels responsible for veins, drastically reducing their appearance while protecting the skin on and around the treatment area.
Does the vein go away?
In most situations, patients experience an immediate and lasting improvement to the appearance of the vein. Results will continue to improve as healing takes place.
Is laser vein removal painful?
As each patient accepts discomfort differently, our team will offer topical or local anesthesia prior to your procedure. Patients often describe the sensation as a tingling or light snapping similar to that of a rubber band.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 week
- Average Procedure Time
- 30-45 min
Remove Spider Veins
Rather than covering or concealing unattractive blood vessels on your body or face, consider noninvasive laser vein reduction at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL to help improve the look of your complexion. At your consultation, Dr. Garcia will examine your spider veins and develop a custom treatment plan to best fit your goals.