If you’re looking for a quick, convenient, and safe way to remove visible spider or varicose veins, you may want to consider the benefits of laser vein treatment. This non-invasive, effective treatment can eliminate spider and varicose veins near the surface of the skin without significant discomfort or downtime.
Patients interested in undergoing laser vein treatment in the Columbia area of Maryland can trust our experts at Melanie L. Adams, M.D., P.A. Contact our practice today for more information, or to schedule a consultation appointment.
What are Spider and Varicose Veins?
Spider and varicose veins are both visible veins that form near the surface of the skin. Spider veins are small red, purple, or blue vessels that twist and turn, while varicose veins are larger, swollen vessels that develop closer to the surface of the skin. While these veins are not necessarily indicative of a larger medical issue, many people choose to have them removed for cosmetic reasons.
While anyone can develop spider or varicose veins, some factors can increase their likelihood of developing. These factors include:
- Body weight
- Hormonal fluctuations
How can Laser Vein Treatment Help?
If you’re interested in removing your spider or varicose veins or improving their appearance, laser vein treatment is a safe, minimally invasive treatment option. Laser vein treatment works best on spider or varicose veins just underneath the skin’s surface.
During a laser vein treatment, laser energy is focused on the unwanted spider or varicose vein. This energy passes through the skin’s surface and is absorbed by the vein. This heat damages the vein, causing scar tissue to form. Over time, this scar tissue closes the vein, halting and redirecting the flow of blood. Once the vein has lost its source of blood, it ruptures and dies, eventually fading from view entirely.
Most patients must undergo multiple treatment sessions to eliminate a target spider or varicose vein entirely. Depending on the location and size of the targeted vein, our specialists will schedule each treatment between six and twelve weeks apart. Following a laser vein treatment, most patients experience little to no downtime and can return immediately to their normal daily activities.
If you’re looking for a reliable place to receive laser vein treatment, look no further than Melanie L. Adams, M.D., P.A. Melanie L. Adams, M.D., P.A is an experienced dermatologist who has been in practice for over ten years. If you’d like more information about laser vein treatment, Dr. Adams, or any of the other services we offer at our practice, contact our Columbia, Maryland office today. We look forward to hearing from you!