Transdermal laser treatment is a treatment option available to patients with spider veins. Although this treatment method can be effective in many cases, it is not always the best option for every patient. If you are considering transdermal laser treatment, consult the information below to determine whether it is the right choice for you.
How Does it Work?
This treatment option works by treating the affected veins with strong pulses of light. During treatment, this light is directed at the spider veins from above the skin’s surface. No incisions are required. The goal of treatment is to heat the spider veins so that they seal off and disappear.
When is it Used?
Transdermal laser therapy is used when spider veins are small and close to the surface of the skin. The closer these veins are to the skin’s surface, the more heat can be administered via laser therapy.
What are the Alternatives?
If you have spider veins that won’t respond to transdermal laser therapy, sclerotherapy may be used instead. During a sclerotherapy procedure, the surgeon administers a sclerosing solution into your spider veins with a thin needle. This solution forces the vein to seal off and eventually fade from view. Like transdermal laser therapy, sclerotherapy forces veins to be reabsorbed. However, unlike transdermal therapy, sclerotherapy does require an injection, so it is considered a more invasive treatment option.
If you are dealing with spider veins and you would like to learn more about treatment, the best thing you can do is make an appointment at a Houston Vein Clinic. Every case of abnormal veins is different, and only a trained medical professional can tell you whether transdermal laser therapy will be appropriate for your spider veins. If transdermal laser therapy isn’t the best choice, your doctor can also recommend other treatment options.
To get started, please call Metro Vein Centers for an appointment.