Spider veins and varicose veins are the result of circulatory difficulties, resulting in veins that are highly visible on the surface of the skin because they no longer receive blood supply or function well. Traditionally, surgery was used to remove the dead or deficient tissues. However, spider vein and varicose vein treatment can now be accomplished at the Allegany Vein Clinic with a few different treatment systems, including laser technologies. These include:
- Duplex Ultrasound
- Transdermal Laser Treatment
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
- Combination Laser & Sclerotherapy
- Hand Vein Treatment
- Ligation & Stripping
- Full spectrum of options for venous leg ulcers including surgical and nonsurgical treatments
Each treatment option has its benefits, so we can recommend the best treatments for you during a consultation at our Cumberland office.request an appointment
How Does Laser Vein Treatment Work?
Most vein treatments, including laser treatments, address spider veins and varicose veins by disrupting the visible blood vessels from the larger branches deeper within the skin so that they can be absorbed by the body as waste. This can treat them cosmetically, since as they are no longer visible. Additionally, the treated veins no longer draw blood flow away from the healthy veins, allowing for more effective blood supply to the body’s important systems. This means that vein treatment has medical benefits as well. This method can be accomplished in a few different ways, and our vein treatment specialists can select the best method and technologies for you.
What Can I Expect During Laser Vein Treatment?
Laser systems usually address small to medium-sized vessels by administering laser light into the vein, which absorbs the light, coagulates (prevents bleeding), and is absorbed into the body over time. During this treatment session, you’ll be required to wear protective eye shields to ensure that your vision isn’t damaged by the laser light energy. We can also supply a topical anesthetic for your comfort. The overall treatment session can be quick and easy, depending on your treatment area and cosmetic goals.
What is Recovery Like?
During your recovery, it’s important to wear compression stockings to ensure that your results are effective and healthy. This aids blood flow, supports the veins, keeps the treated ones closed, and reduces bruising. You should wear these until your vein specialist indicates otherwise. Additionally, you should avoid exposing your treated skin to sunlight, since it will be photosensitive after treatment. You can return to work or school immediately after, although you should avoid strenuous activity until otherwise indicated by Dr. Carpenter. You should also be sure to discuss your options and lifestyle changes for preventing spider veins and varicose veins from reoccurring in the future.
Schedule a Consultation
Unwanted veins can have a large impact on your cosmetic goals and your health, so it’s important to treat them with the best in technologies and vein specialists. To speak with Dr. Carpenter and see how the Allegany Vein Clinic can help you, contact our Cumberland office by calling or filling out our online form.