Southwest Family Medicine Associates
Family Medicine Physicians & Physician Assistants located in Dallas, TX
Varicose or spider veins can be unsightly and make you self-conscious about the appearance of your legs. If this is the case for you, the experienced family medicine physicians at Southwest Family Medicine Associates in Dallas are here for you. They use innovative laser vein treatments to get rid of spider and varicose veins naturally without surgery or downtime. Learn more about laser vein treatment today by clicking the request appointment button today and select Cheryl McLeod, our Laser Technician. You can also text our office at 214.393.6863 or call Cheryl directly at 469.893.1244 or our main office number at 214.393.2940.
Spider Vein Treatments Q & A
What is laser vein treatment?
Laser vein treatment uses laser energy to heat and closes off varicose or spider veins to eliminate them. The laser’s light destroys visible veins without damaging your skin.
Following treatment, blood no longer flows through varicose or spider veins but to nearby veins instead. Laser vein treatment is a noninvasive natural treatment as it requires no surgery, cutting, medication, needles, or downtime.
What are the risk factors for visible leg veins?
Visible leg veins like spider and varicose veins are small veins that are visibly bluish or purple in color. They might also be raised higher than the rest of your skin or appear as twisted cords.
These veins develop when one-way valves inside them become weaker, allowing blood to flow backward, pool within the vein, or cause veins to bulge. Your risk for developing spider and varicose veins increases with:
- Older age
- Family history of varicose veins
- Sitting or standing for long periods
- Hormonal changes
- Sunlight exposure
Regardless of how hard you try, you can’t always prevent spider or varicose veins from appearing. Fortunately, laser vein treatments at Southwest Family Medicine Associates are noninvasive, safe, and highly effective.
What should I expect during laser vein treatment?
Your practitioner reviews your medical history and examines spider or varicose veins to determine if you’re a good candidate for laser vein treatment.
Right before the procedure, your doctor numbs the area so you don’t feel any discomfort during treatment. You wear special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser’s light.
Your practitioner uses a hand-held device to apply laser energy to your skin near areas of varicose or spider veins. The length of time the procedure lasts depends on the size of the treatment area and the number of unwanted veins you have.
What happens after the procedure?
After laser vein treatment, small spider veins might disappear right away. There’s minimal downtime after treatment so you can resume most normal everyday activities the following day. You might have to wear compression stockings temporarily if your doctor recommends it. Protect the treatment area from the sun.
Varicose veins and larger spider veins might darken and disappear within 1-3 months. You may require more than one laser treatment to achieve the most desirable outcome, especially for larger veins.
Don’t live with unsightly varicose veins that ruin your self-confidence. Schedule a laser vein treatment consultation with Southwest Family Medicine Associates over the phone or online today.