Do Spider Veins Come Back After Laser Treatment?
We live in a world that is driven by the gratification of positive results. We exercise and eat well so that we can get in shape and be happy with our bodies and mind. We get an education so that we can be successful and happy with our career choice. We have relationships with the intent of long-lasting friendships, marriage, children, families, etc. so we are happy with our social and personal lives, and we have certain procedures done to remedy skin woes, such as spider veins so that we are happy with our appearance.
How to get rid of Spider Veins
Laser treatment is performed to get rid of spider veins, those tiny yet visible veins that can appear anywhere on the body, including the face. These veins are dilated blood vessels that’s main function is to bring oxygen and nutrients to the tissues in the body and remove waste products.
Sometimes, however, these veins tend to bulge, branch out, and spread into what can look like a spider web, hence the term “spider veins.” Although spider veins are not usually painful or harmful, they are unsightly and can eventually lead to varicose veins, which can most definitely be uncomfortable and cause unwelcome symptoms such as achiness and heaviness in the legs and feet, swelling, itchiness, and bleeding.
Laser Treatments for Spider Vein Removal
Laser procedures can be used to treat spider veins that are close to the surface of the skin and less than 3 millimeters. This is a much less invasive way of treating spider veins than surgery, or even sclerotherapy. This is because of the fact that there is no need to puncture the skin to inject a solution, which means there is also no need for skin closure after the treatment either. At Fox Vein & Laser Experts, we offer patients access to GentleMax Pro® laser for vein removal, one of the safest, non-invasive methods of vein removal available in the industry. It can be used on all skin types and colors and has been proven to eliminate spider veins and improve the appearance of the skin.
Most people who are burdened with spider veins wish to have them removed, for good, which begs us to answer the commonly asked question: Do spider veins come back after laser treatment?
It’s sort of a yes and no answer… The spider veins that are treated will not come back. However, new spider veins could potentially pop up in the same area down the road, depending on your genetics and family vein history. If you are at high risk for developing spider or varicose veins, there are various things you can do to lessen the chance of new spider veins appearing. Dr. Susan B Fox and her team recommend compression stockings to patients following any vein treatment to maintain results and keep new spider veins from developing. Compression Stockings are meant to help increase blood flow in the legs and therefore keep the veins healthy and working properly. In addition, frequent exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, and not sitting or standing for too long of a time period can also help prevent the appearance of new spider veins.
After going through the laser treatment procedure to have your spider veins removed, we know the last thing you want is to have to deal with them all over again, so our expert vein team will give you their best medical advice on how to improve your blood flow and circulation so your spider veins become a thing of the past — and stay in the past. There is no question our team can’t answer, so when you come in for your laser treatment, ask away. We are here to make you feel comfortable and confident that you will leave our offices post-treatment satisfied with your results. Call us today at 954-627-1045 to schedule a consultation.