Have you noticed a pattern of bulging veins in your legs? These are varicose veins. Varicose veins are prominent and swollen blood vessels that twist and turn. These veins are often blue and are generally observed in the legs.

Another type of vein is spider veins. These bulging and twisting veins are much smaller than varicose veins. Spider veins are generally seen on the face and legs.

Causes Of Varicose And Spider Veins

There are numerous related triggers that cause varicose veins. These include complex factors like genetic predisposition and occupational hazards. The leading causes of varicose and spider veins are obesity, heredity, pregnancy, menopause, puberty, indiscriminate use of birth-control pills, blood clots, constipation, tumors, and post-menopausal hormonal replacement.

Treating Prominent Veins With Laser Technology

Laser vein treatments used to only be able to remove small veins in the legs. With new developments in the technology, laser treatments can now also be used to remove larger varicose veins on the legs and spider veins on the face.

Laser treatment can be used for clients who are not responsive to sclerotherapy (the process of injecting toxic chemicals into a targeted vein to destroy it). Spider veins are often too close to the skin’s surface and too tiny for sclerotherapy to be a good option, and in these cases, laser treatment is the perfect choice.

Some vein-removal procedures require the patient to wear an uncomfortable compression garment for a time after their treatment. Laser therapy does away with the necessity of wearing a compression garment, making it ideal for clients who are averse to wearing compression garments after a procedure. The immediate thermal endothelial injury of the vein during treatment makes it so a compression garment is unnecessary.

The Treatment Process – What To Expect

For your laser vein treatment, you should expect the process to take anywhere from 15 minutes to a half an hour. During it, short pulses of laser energy are used to precisely target the spider or varicose veins. The light energy is absorbed by the blood in the vein, causing the vein’s temperature to rise. When this happens, the vein becomes smaller. After a time, it vanishes completely as a result of the body’s natural processes.

Typically, in the treatment of spider veins, the process is as follows: First, the axial varicosities are treated, followed by the branched varicosities.

No injury or damage is caused to the tissues surrounding the veins during this treatment, and there are no incisions or injections. This makes laser vein removal a safer and more comfo