Many adults are struggling with spider veins. These veins can be located anywhere on your body; however, the legs seem to be affected most. Spider veins are twisted, small veins that can appear bluish, reddish or purplish in color and are typically raised above the surface of your skin.
Even though spider veins are typically harmless, they can also be a sign of an underlying problem associated with vein disease. Not to mention, most people consider them an unsightly nuisance. There are effective treatments available for spider veins. One particular treatment that is recommended by many vein doctors is known as transdermal laser treatment. This is an effective, safe and non-invasive treatment for spider veins that produces great outcomes.
Transdermal Laser Treatment Defined
This treatment, which is also known as pulsed light therapy, is used for spider veins specifically. The doctor heats the spider veins from the exterior of your skin using light energy. The heat produced from this light energy closes your veins off and forces the blood to flow elsewhere. The veins eventually dissolve and your body absorbs them. Even though treated spider veins do not come back, there is the chance of developing new ones which would require additional treatments.
How Transdermal Laser Treatment Works
While targeting the affected spider veins, the laser beam will pass through your skin which could produce a little discomfort. You might notice a slight stinging sensation or a similar sensation of snapping a rubber band to your skin. Each session of transdermal laser treatment lasts for around 30 minutes and you may require a few sessions to eliminate all your spider veins effectively. To ensure the best results, you may have to wait six weeks in between each session, but you can work with your doctor to come up with a treatment plan that fits your schedule.
After treatment when you return home, you can typically engage in your normal activities right away. For one week after your treatment, don’t soak in a hot tub or bath since it can irritate your skin. Don’t use sunscreen on the areas that have been treated for a couple weeks. If you notice any itching, you can use an OTC cortisone cream which can help.
To learn more about transdermal laser treatment for spider veins, please give us a call here at our Metro Vein Centers today at 248–855–5355. We’ll answer your questions and offer a free consultation! We have locations in Michigan, Texas & New Jersey.