Laser Vein Removal
Laser Vein Therapy to remove spider veins.
Who doesn’t want great looking legs? About 50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of men in the United States develop some type of vein problem. While spider veins are not necessarily harmful, they are cosmetically unattractive and can be embarrassing for many people. With today’s technology, spider veins can easily be treated without surgery. Laser treatments can be used to treat multiple broken vessels on the skin’s surface. For instance, the patient may want to remove them from his or her face, and laser treatment allows the dermatologist to isolate and remove even tiny vessels. Other patients may have multiple spider veins in their legs which can also be successfully treated with laser vein removal.
Goodman Dermatology physicians use a 1064 Yag laser machine that emits targeted light bursts into the vessel. The light and heat cause the vessel to disappear without invasive surgery. This 1064 Yag laser can precisely target around the nose, chin and other facial areas. Others can once again enjoy wearing skirts and shorts after laser vein treatment at Goodman Dermatology in Roswell just north of Atlanta.
Some common side effects include red, irritated, or bruised skin. The skin may swell or feel itchy afterwards.
Will I experience pain during spider vein laser treatments?
Most patients say there’s negligible pain associated with the procedure. The sensation is similar to the snap of a rubber band. Goodman Dermatology may apply a topic anesthetic prior to performing the treatment for those patients concerned about pain.
Are the results permanent?
Some broken vessels won’t totally disappear after treatment and usually multiple treatments are needed. Each treatment results are permanent. However, since new broken capillaries or veins can appear after the treatment, because of the pressure from deeper veins attempting to re-expand the vein, it is best to discuss how to treat new lesions or appearances in the future as part of the patient’s treatment plan.
Patients in Alpharetta, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Cumming, Roswell, Johns Creek and throughout greater Atlanta do not need to suffer with visible broken capillaries or spider veins. Healthy, clear, beautiful skin is an achievable goal. Call Dr. Marcus B. Goodman to arrange a consultation today at (770) 754-0787.