Leg Vein Treatment

Spider veins, generally, is a benign condition, but it produces unsightly cosmetic defect.

Often, spider veins are red or blue. They can look like tree branches or spider webs with their short, jagged lines. They can be found on the legs and face and can cover either a very small or very large area of skin.

What causes Spider Veins?

There are many conditions that cause veins to dilate - age, pregnancy, hormonal changes, obesity and sun exposure are just some of them.

Are spider veins harmful?

Spider veins rarely are a serious health problem, but they cause discomfort in the legs. Symptoms from spider veins most often will include itching or burning.

How can spider veins be treated?

In the past surgery and compression bandages were the only available options for treating spider veins. With development of laser and light technologies , less invasive and very effective techniques are now available.

At Alphaderm, we use combination of laser and pulsed light treatment to achieve optimal results.

The Nd:YAG laser hand piece is used to treat veins as large as 4 mm thick.

How Does Laser Vein Treatment Work?

Laser delivers concentrated light in a specific wavelength of the spectrum. Each wavelength is absorbed by a different target, such as pigment, blood, or water. The ND Yag hand piece delivers light pulses in the 1064 nm wavelength, which is ideal for targeting spider veins.

The light pulses heat the blood within the veins. The temperature of the blood affects the inner lining of the vessel, causing the vein to constrict and gradually fade from in appearance.

What is Laser Vein Treatment Like?

The laser hand piece is moved over the skin following the length of the vein, while pulses of laser are emitted. Each pulse will send a beam of light through the skin. There is a flashing light and a mild sensation on the skin which will tell you when the hand piece is pulsed.

Is Laser Vein Treatment Painful?

The treatments are skin-safe and comfortable. The ND Yag Laser delivers its energy in one smooth, gentle pulse, to protect the skin from a sharp rise in temperature.

In addition, a chilled fluid runs through the hand piece, to the tip. Since the hand piece tip is in contact with the skin during the procedure, your skin is continually cooled, so that you feel very little heat from the laser pulses.

Expectations Following Treatment

Immediately after treatment:

  • The vessel will disappear
  • The vessel will darken
  • The vessel will shrink
  • The surrounding skin may turn pink and be slightly swollen for up to 24 hours

How much will it cost?

Price of vein treatment depends on the area. To receive individual pricing information, please make an appointment with our staff.

How to make an appointment?

To receive an individual consultation you can make an appointment with the staff at Alphaderm. To do so you can use our appointment system on this web site or call us on our cosmetic line at: 709-757-5526

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