Spider Vein Treatment


Spider veins are small, brightly colored, red or blue veins that lie close to the surface for the skin. Advanced laser technology can Laser Vein Therapy Las Vegasbe used to destroy unsightly veins by delivering a prescribed dose of energy onto the vein making it slowly disappear. Why do we get Spider veins/varicose veins? Spider veins are a result of venous insufficiency.  Spider veins are tiny capillaries in our skin that because of the reflux of blood from larger, deeper veins become dilated and can be seen on the surface of our skin. They are generally red, blue or purple and are clearly visible.  The Veins of our lower extremities have valves to ensure that the blood only goes in one direction, towards the heart.  With age, heredity, pregnancy, hormonal changes, obesity and extended periods of standing, these valves lose their ability to prevent reflux.  The increased back pressure then leads to dilation of the superficial veins.  The mechanism is the same for the larger, Varicose, veins.

How does Spider vein treatment work?

The smaller variants of venous disease can be treated with minimally invasive treatments.    A typical treatment lasts about 30 minutes and you are walking out of the office.  Some may take longer depending on severity of disease.  You should see the veins disappear over the next few weeks.  Depending on the severity of your condition, you may require multiple sessions to get the desired effect.  The obliteration is permanent.  However, since there are still faulty valves in other veins you may get new spider veins over time.

How long does treatment take?

Spider Vein Treatment Las Vegas You are in and out of the office the same day and generally can resume normal activities the next day.

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