About Laser Vein Removal
Usually located on the face and upper thighs, spider veins are little blood vessels that branch and become visible underneath the skin. Caused by many factors, like genetics and age, spider veins may be red, purple, and blue, which makes them hard to mask. As these veins typically multiply over the years and become more visible, it is advisable to get help when you first notice them if they cause you any kind of discomfort. To decrease the visibility of blood vessels on the body and face, Housel Dermatology, P.C. performs nonsurgical laser vein removal treatments with excel V, a solid-state laser system for Liverpool, NY residents. With excel V, two proven wavelengths are used to target mild to moderate redness and deeper colors from lesions and veins. At your initial consultation, Dr. Joseph P. Housel, local board-certified dermatologist, can suggest a customized plan to meet your needs and goals for your laser vein reduction treatment.
Nonsurgical vein reduction sessions at Housel Dermatology, P.C. may minimize the look of small or mid-sized veins on the body and face. Frequently called spider veins, these visible blood vessels are rarely a medical issue, but they are often deemed a cosmetic problem. Affected men and women commonly avoid certain clothes (such as swimsuits and shorts) or use a lot of concealer to try to cover up their spider veins. Laser vein treatments with excel V are a good option for people who have generally good health, don't have blood clots, and aren't pregnant.
Nonsurgical laser vein removal sessions are completed in our Liverpool, NY office in around 20 – 40 minutes, depending on the number of areas being addressed. For your laser vein reduction, you will be asked to lie back in a reclined position in one of our treatment rooms as the skin is cleaned. At your request, a local numbing cream may be used before the procedure to reduce any discomfort. The laser handpiece is passed across the skin so the excel V wavelengths can reach the spider veins with multiple pulses. This process doesn't harm the rest of the body. The abnormal blood vessel soaks in the energy of the laser, which closes the walls of the veins. You will be allowed to leave immediately to get back to your regular routine.
What to Expect
Right after your laser vein reduction session, you may notice redness, bruising, and swelling, side effects that usually dissipate in around 1 – 2 weeks. For optimal healing, compression or support garments may be worn to encourage the circulation of blood. It is necessary to avoid extended exposure to UV rays, and you should use sunscreen on the treated skin. Certain patients notice improvements right away, but outcomes will be different for every person. In your consultation with Dr. Housel, potential results and your ideal treatment schedule will be discussed to get your optimal results. More spider veins will likely form in time so follow-up procedures may become necessary.
Plan Your Procedure
- How Long It Takes
- 30 Min
Remove Spider Veins
If you've been covering or concealing visible blood vessels on your face and body, learn about noninvasive laser vein reduction with excel V at Housel Dermatology, P.C. in Liverpool, NY to help improve the look of your complexion. In your consultation, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Housel will examine your spider veins and formulate a personalized treatment plan to address your concerns.