Will Spider Veins Return After Laser Vein Removal Treatment?
Trying to conceal spider veins with clothing or makeup can become exhausting. They may also prevent you from wearing the things you love, such as shorts, dresses, skirts, swimsuits, or capris. Spider veins are tiny, branching blood vessels that look red, purple, or blue. Because of the spider veins' color, it makes them difficult to hide. Though not considered a medical issue, these pesky blemishes may appear in noticeable spots on the face or legs. At Xage Medical Spa in Provo, UT, Dr. Stuart B. Porter provides laser vein treatment by Alma™ Harmony XL to decrease the look of spider veins and help you feel more confident. We invite you to read through our blog to learn more about this revolutionary procedure and schedule an appointment with Dr. Porter.
What to expect during spider vein removal?
Dr. Porter begins by completing a thorough consultation to make sure this treatment works best for your needs and skin type. Ideal candidates for laser vein removal are individuals who maintain good health, do not have a history of blood clots, and are not pregnant. During your consultation, you receive a personalized treatment plan that outlines the number of appointments, the cost of laser for spider veins, and your cosmetic goals. Next, one of our friendly front office staff will help you schedule your sessions for the treatment.
Generally, it takes us about 20 – 40 minutes to complete your appointment. The amount of time depends on how many areas we need to treat. At the beginning of your procedure, you will relax in a comfortable chair while we clean each treatment area. If needed, we can apply a numbing cream to the skin to reduce discomfort; however, most patients do not find it necessary. After prepping your skin, Dr. Porter gently moves the laser over your skin. Alma Harmony laser technology is careful to target the spider veins without affecting the skin nearby. The vessel starts to soak in the laser energy, which causes the wall of it to collapse. When we finish your treatment, you can resume your daily activities.
What is the laser vein removal recovery time?
Laser vein removal does not require any downtime. Typically, patients do experience some mild side effects, but they subside on their own. To encourage faster healing, we recommend wearing compression garments, which helps with blood circulation. You should also avoid extensive time in the sun, and you should use sunscreen anytime you go outside. Excess UV exposure could damage your sensitive skin.
Do spider veins come back?
Laser vein removal helps to virtually eliminate the spider veins that you currently have. Unfortunately, it will not prevent new ones from forming. If you develop new ones in the future, we can repeat the procedure as necessary. You can take specific steps to reduce new ones, including start a new exercise routine, try to lose excess weight, avoid standing or sitting for long periods, elevate the feet, and wear compression stockings. Your general physician may offer additional strategies for preventing the reoccurrence of spider veins.
Learn more about laser vein treatment
As an excellent option for spider veins on the face and legs, Dr. Porter proudly utilizes Alma Harmony XL laser technology to reduce the signs of these embarrassing skin imperfections. Please schedule an appointment at Xage Medical Spa in Provo, UT to learn more about your treatment options for your spider veins.