Painful or unsightly veins can affect you at any age, but they are particularly common if you stand for long periods at work or if they happen to run in your family. Unsightly veins can also form due to injury, excessive weight gain, hormonal changes, and years of sun exposure.
At The Laser & Rejuvenation Center in Nashville, we talk to patients every day about how to eliminate veins. Two of the most common and frustrating are varicose veins and spider veins, both of which can form on the legs and on the face.
Although there are various ways to eliminate veins like these, the advances in lasers and laser vein treatments in recent years have made them one of the safest, most effective vein treatments available.
Laser Vein Procedures
Varicose veins are usually bigger, thicker, and more uncomfortable than spider veins. Although they can develop on the face, they’re much more common on the legs; spider veins, on the other hand, are common in both parts of the body.
Both types of veins appear in a range of colors – red, blue, purple, or even a mix that resembles brown. They form when the walls of a blood vessel grow week or collapse, causing the blood to pool. Eventually, the veins become more visible and appear to branch across the skin surface in a variety of zig zag lines, bulges, splotches, and clusters.
While vein removal surgery is a traditional method for addressing these unsightly veins, many patients prefer the less invasive nature of lasers for varicose vein treatment or spider vein treatment. If you’re dealing with a vascular skin problem, one of the following laser vein procedures may be a solution.
VBeam Pulsed Dye Laser
VBeam pulsed dye laser (PDL) shoots a concentrated beam of light into a broken vein below the skin and shatters it into microscopic pieces. The light from these laser vein treatments is so precise that the tissue around the destroyed vein is untouched. This results in less bruising and scarring.
The single wavelength allows VBeam to dissolve larger broken blood vessels, so it is effective for varicose vein treatment. Furthermore, the device comes with attachments of varying sizes that can be used to eliminate veins that are smaller or deeper.
Another advantage of VBeam laser vein treatments is that they ramp up your body’s production of collagen, which helps speed up recovery and healing and allows your skin to look more youthful.
VBeam is safe and delivers virtually painless results in 3-5 sessions, although you can see visible results after one session. It’s designed to eliminate veins around your nose, cheeks, and the lower part of your legs. It’s also effective for erasing rosacea redness or cherry angiomas.
LightPod Neo Aerolase
The LightPod Neo is a safe varicose vein or spider vein treatment. It delivers a short, concentrated burst of laser energy that destroys the infected vessel. Your body absorbs the particles before eliminating them, leaving your skin clear and smooth.
The Neo is precise enough to destroy targeted vessels without harming nearby tissue. It is versatile enough to erase unsightly smaller veins on the surface of your skin as well as go deep to break up larger veins. It’s effective enough for rosacea and gentle enough to clear up facial veins.
The Neo treatment is fairly comfortable as most patients feel nothing more than a warming sensation as the device is waved over the skin. It also diminishes the risk of unwanted side effects, so you should expect only mild redness, bruising, or itching for a few days after the treatment.
Contact Gold Skin Care Center to Eliminate Unwanted Veins
Varicose veins and spider veins are unnecessary and unsightly. If they have developed on your face or legs and are impacting your life, don’t hesitate to contact The Laser & Rejuvenation Center at Gold Skin Care Center today to schedule a consultation. Contact us online or call (615) 645-2314 today.
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