Before and After Vein

Laser Vein Therapy

  • April 4, 2017

It’s Almost Time for Shorts! Are YOU Ready?

Winter is officially behind us and it is time to start making summer plans. If you’re hesitant to make any fun, outdoor plans because of unsightly spider veins or broken capillaries on your legs or face then now’s the time to eliminate them!  Caddell’s Laser Clinic has been treating Broken Capillaries and Spider Veins with Laser Vein Therapy successfully for years and can help you feel your best.


What Are Spider Veins and Broken Capillaries?

If the valves of the veins don’t function well, blood doesn’t flow efficiently, and the veins become enlarged because they are congested with blood. The smaller damaged veins are commonly called spider veins or broken capillaries. Spider veins are small red, blue or purple veins on the surface of the skin. Caddell’s Laser Clinic treats Spider Veins and Broken Capillaries; we do not treat Varicose Veins.

Why Should They Be Treated?

The most common venous conditions are spider veins and broken capillaries, however both can lead to much more serious conditions, including blood clots that form in the superficial and deep veins (aka Superficial and Deep Vein Thrombosis). Spider Veins and Broken Capillaries can also be a sign of Chronic Venous Insufficiency. Laser Vein Therapy is done at Caddell’s Laser Clinic for small spider veins and broken capillaries. This is sometimes a second treatment step, after a larger varicose vein has been treated with surgery, endovenous laser or radiofrequency treatment, or sclerotherapy

Laser Vein Treatment 
The laser used in Laser Vein Therapy is a strong focused beam of light. As the Laser focuses on the vein, heat damages it, which makes scar tissue form. This scar tissue closes the vein. A closed vein loses its source of blood and dies and is absorbed by the body. Laser Vein Therapy for spider veins is done on the outside of your skin. Usually, more than one laser session is needed and they are typically scheduled every 6 to 12 weeks. At your first consultation, your technician will determine whether or not you are a candidate for Laser Vein Therapy.

After Laser Vein Treatment

You will be able to walk following the treatment, and recovery typically is short. You are likely to be able to return to your normal daily routine after Laser Vein Treatment.

Risks of Laser Vein Therapy

Side effects of laser treatment include:
  • Skin burns
  • Skin coloring changes
  • Feelings of burning, pain, or prickling after recovery, from nerve damage
  • Small or large blood clotting in the vein or a deep vein

The more experience your technician has had with laser, the less risk you are likely to have. Make sure you use a trained Technician, like the ones at Caddell's.

What To Consider

If you are thinking of laser vein therapy, consider some questions to ask about the treatment. These questions include: How much experience does the technician have with the particular treatment? How much do the exam and treatment cost? How many treatments does the technician think you will need?

Call Caddell’s Laser Clinic now for a free consultation. We’ve got the experience and have been performing Laser Vein Therapy for years.

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