Unsightly bluish veins mar the legs of millions of women. They may look like a spider web and be a series of small veins, or be large, disfiguring, bulging veins. They are called varicose veins and for years major surgery was the only way to treat them. Today, when deciding on choose a doctor patients can choose a doctor who uses laser treatments, and does the procedure in his office.
Varicose veins can be caused by years of standing, excess weight, pregnancy, and other factors. They are not only unattractive, but can be a health problem. Varicose veins occur when veins leak. They can cause leg cramping and a feeling of heaviness in legs. If left untreated, they can lead to ulcers, bleeding, and clotting. Today Laser Vein Removal is often used to treat the problem. It has many advantages over the major surgery which was traditionally used:
- * Laser vein treatment can be done in the doctor’s office.
- * The patient does not require a general anesthetic, so they do not suffer any after effects.
- * Patients can leave the office and continue with their day’s activities. No extended recuperation is required.
- * Patients do not need any pain medication after their procedure.
- * Once the treatment is complete, patients have beautiful, nearly perfect legs. Since swelling is eliminated, many patients also have thinner legs.
- * The treatment eliminates the source of varicose veins and uses lasers to remove them, which is more effective than traditional stripping treatments.
During the treatment process, doctors will examine the patient’s legs to find the source of the veins. They locate and treat each leak, then remove the varicose veins. This includes large bulging veins and tiny spider veins. During the treatment doctors also remove any skin staining. Lasers can also be used to treat facial spider veins and even sun spots. Some procedures are considered medically necessary and may be covered by patients’ insurance. Varicose veins can be painful and embarrassing, but women no longer have to live with them. Today’s laser technology has whittled this problem down to a procedure that can be corrected in a doctor’s office, without a patient missing a beat of life.