Laser Vein Removal Therapy Columbus
Skin Rejuvenation in Columbus, OH
Spider veins and Varicose veins can commonly occur on the face, legs and arms of individuals who experienced an increase of pressure within the veins. Such examples may include after child birth, weight gain or prolonged sitting or standing. However, they may also develop due to heredity and the natural aging process. Many individuals react to the development of spider veins by covering up the unwanted web-like appearance. However, at About Face Cosmetic Therapy Center located in Columbus, Ohio you can reduce the appearance of small veins, improving your appearance.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider Veins and Varicose Veins are different in appearance but similar in their causes.
With varicose veins, the valves located within the veins are diseased and do not fully close. This prevents blood in the vein from flowing in the wrong direction (called “refluxing”). This results in bulging veins in the legs which are often blue or purple in appearance. These varicose veins can cause pain, numbness and fatigue in the legs. In more extreme cases, varicose veins can cause painful leg ulcers.
Spider Veins are thin red lines or web-like networks of blood vessels that appear on your legs and feet. These Spider Veins are smaller discolored veins that have a spider web-like appearance. Spider Veins are generally not painful. They can be treated cosmetically!
Spider veins are usually harmless, though they can sometimes cause aching, burning or pain, especially when you’ve been standing for long periods.
If you have symptoms or are concerned about the appearance of spider veins, treatment options include:
Sclerotherapy. In this procedure, your doctor injects the veins with a solution that scars and closes those veins, causing the blood to reroute through healthier veins. In a few weeks, treated veins fade. Although the same vein may need to be injected more than once, sclerotherapy is usually effective if done correctly. Sclerotherapy doesn’t require anesthesia and can be done in your doctor’s office. Side effects include swelling, itching and skin color changes in the treated area.
Laser Treatments. Laser treatments work by sending strong bursts of light into the vein. This makes the vein slowly fade and disappear. No incisions or needles are used. Laser treatment is often less effective than sclerotherapy, particularly for larger veins. Side effects may include redness, bruising, itching, swelling and permanent skin tone changes.
After treatment, Spider Veins fade over several months.
Am I a good candidate for Laser Vein Removal Therapy?
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider spider vein treatment:
- You are embarrassed by the prominent branching veins visible on your thighs and lower legs.
- You avoid wearing shorts or swimming apparel because you don’t want others to see your veins.
- The branching veins on your face are unsightly and you must use makeup to camouflage them.
- You are not pregnant and you do not have a history of blood clot formation.
If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
What are the benefits to Laser Vein Removal Therapy in Columbus?
At our Columbus center, Laser Vein Removal Therapy boost an array of benefits including:
What is post-treatment like in Columbus?
After the procedure, you may notice mild side effects. However, these side effects should disappear naturally within a few hours. Such side effects may include a slight bump on the skin, mild inflammation, tenderness, slight reddish color to the treated area and occasional bruising may occur. Post-treatment you may be required to wear a gradient compression stocking to help reduce these symptoms and facilitate proper healing. Although pain is considered minimal, you may also take over the counter medication during the healing process. There is no downtime associated with this treatment allowing individuals to resume their daily activities immediately after treatment, with the exception of air travel and prolonged periods of siting, such as a long car ride. In addition, it is recommended to remain active; However, strenuous activity, such as exercise, should be avoided as well as excessive sun exposure.
Book your Consultation
If you would like to learn more about Laser Vein Removal Therapy, call or stop by About Face Cosmetic Therapy Center located in Columbus, OH today! Our staff is highly trained and passionate about helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. A treatment of Laser Vein Removal can safely and effectively help you to receive relief from the symptoms of varicose veins and diminish the appearance of spider veins, with no incisions or downtime required. Book your consultation today! We are excited to have you.Disclaimer: Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for treatment. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.