Spider veins and broken capillaries appear when blood gets too close to your skin's surface, but the dark lines and webs they create don't have to stay. Your body has plenty of veins that work to keep blood properly moving as it should. Laser vein removal can eliminate the unwanted strands of blue and red snaking across legs, noses, and elsewhere on the body, ultimately preserving both unblemished skin and blood flow necessary for good health.
Dr. Peter Damico and his team at Skin Care Fort Worth can explain how even one quick and easy laser vein treatment can improve the appearance of spider veins. The number of treatments necessary depends on the patient and the nature and scope of the problem, but eventually the aesthetic annoyance can disappear entirely.
There are many factors that contribute to a person's likelihood of developing spider veins, including genetics, obesity, hormone shifts, and long periods of time spent standing. Skin damage may trigger broken capillaries, but blood vessels also may dilate, break, and otherwise become visible just below the skin for any number of reasons. Thin skin and veins with a tendency to dilate and remain dilated add to the problem of spider veins.
Pregnancy, which includes weight fluctuations, changes to hormone balances, and potential periods of immobility in late stages, can contribute to a woman's chance of developing spider veins, especially in the legs.
Alcohol consumption, which dilates blood vessels, can make broken capillaries more likely, especially on the nose. Capillaries are the smallest of all blood vessels in the body.
Eliminating spider veins is as simple as depriving them of the blood that makes them visible. Heat energy from a laser can essentially seal off an unwanted vein, causing it to collapse and disappear over time. The treatment session itself is fast and simple, though the physical destruction of the vein will take longer.
Once spider veins are destroyed, those veins are destroyed. New unwanted veins can appear, however, especially in patients predisposed to developing them. Talk to Dr. Peter Damico about how to reduce the likelihood of new veins forming, as well as the possibility of future treatments if new veins form.
If the veins to be treated are on your face, you will be given eye protection to prevent accidental exposure to the laser being used. Once you are prepared, the doctor will move a handpiece over the spider veins, ensuring the even application of heat energy to damage the vessels. The process takes minutes, and there is no downtime required after your session.
There are few side effects associated with laser vein removal, though there is some chance of skin redness, bruising, and more. Any skin reactions due to the removal of spider veins should clear up in a matter of weeks.
Visiting a qualified and experienced doctor for your session minimizes the risks and ensures that you are seeking care from someone knowledgeable with the procedure. Bring any questions you have about spider veins to Dr. Peter Damico.