As you age, you may discover the development of spider and varicose veins. Spider veins are small, dilated blood vessels near the surface of your skin that commonly develop on your face or legs. Varicose veins are veins that have become enlarged and twisted and typically occur in the legs as well but they can develop anywhere. Spider and varicose veins are unsightly and many people who suffer from them may feel self conscious about them. If you have spider or varicose veins, you do not have to live with them anymore. Not only does our podiatrist use a laser to treat toenail fungus but they can also perform laser treatments to remove varicose and spider veins.
If you suffer from smaller varicose or spider veins, you may benefit from laser vein removal. We use the Q-Clear laser to treat and remove such veins. The laser targets each blood vessel and causes the blood to coagulate. This then causes the vessel to burst. This process is not painful and the blood vessel is simply reabsorbed by your body. The blood flow is then redirected to other blood vessels that are located deeper below the surface of your skin.
Patients may experience mild discomfort when receiving the laser treatment. The discomfort is so mild however, that patients do not require local anesthetics or pain medications. The number of treatments need to remove these vessels depends on their number, color, and size. Each patient is different and requires a different treatment plan. You can work with our podiatrist to come up with the best treatment plan for you.
If you are embarrassed by your spider and varicose veins and are afraid to show off your legs, contact the Podiatry Group of Georgia. Our podiatrist is happy to serve the people of Marietta in anyway possible. We can help remove those unattractive veins and restore your confidence. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your consultation!