Would you like to get rid of your spider veins, but don’t want to undergosclerotherapy vein removal because you’re scared of needles?If your fear of needles has got you wondering – How can I treat my spider veins without needles, there’s no need to worry, because alternativesareavailable.
How can you treat your spider veins without needles?
Treating spider veins with Sclerotherapy may prove challenging if you’re afraid of needles, but it is possible to remove them comfortably with laser therapy.
Treating spider veins with laser therapy
Laser therapy is an effective treatment for both spider and varicose veins.However, the type of laser used will depend on the size and location on the veins. It’s therefore important to choose a provider that has the requisite experience using lasers for treating spider veins.
How it works
The laser emits a focused beam of light that targets the hemoglobin in the vein and as it absorbs the light energy the blood within the vein coagulates. When this occurs the vein collapses, and is eventually reabsorbed by the body. The laser energy treats the vein without harming the surrounding skin or tissues.
Laser vein treatment is usually done on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia.The procedure is not painful, as most patients say that it feels similar to having a rubber band snapped against the skin. A cold compress is applied after treatment to help soothe the skin.
Are you interested in laser treatment for your spider veins? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Orange County, CA area, Total Dermatology in Irvine is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.totaldermatology.com, or by calling 949-727-3800.