Laser Vein Removal
Are you struggling with painful, unattractive varicose or spider veins? Get the relief you need with laser vein removal at Nova Derm Institute in Leesburg, Virginia. Afsheen Ather, MBBS, specializes in aesthetics services with extensive experience in dermatology and laser treatments so you get the care you need. Call Nova Derm Institute or schedule a consultation online today to learn about laser vein removal.
Laser Vein Removal Q & A
What are varicose and spider veins?
Varicose veins are large, bulging, and twisted veins that appear under the skin, especially in your legs. Spider veins are smaller in size and appear red, blue, or purple and twisted under the skin. Spider veins show up most often in the legs and face.
Both varicose veins and spider veins happen when the blood in your veins pools, causing twisting, bulging, and discoloration of the vein. This is especially common in people who stand for long periods at their jobs. Blood must flow upward against gravity, which can be difficult over time, leading to the appearance of varicose and spider veins.
Obesity, hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause, a history of blood clots, and conditions that cause increased abdominal pressure – like tumors, constipation, and wearing girdles – can also cause varicose and spider veins.
Why are varicose and spider veins a problem?
In addition to the negative cosmetic appearance of varicose and spider veins, they can also cause itching, pain, and bleeding. In severe cases, they can grow large enough to protrude through the skin, causing ulcers.
It’s best to treat your varicose and spider veins early before they become a major problem.
How are varicose and spider veins treated?
In many cases, the first line of defense to manage varicose and spider veins is to wear support stockings. This option won’t cure or remove the varicose or spider veins, but it helps manage the symptoms.
At Nova Derm Institute, Dr. Ather understands the discomfort and self-consciousness that comes with varicose and spider veins. That’s why she offers laser vein removal.
With laser vein removal, she applies a light-emitting laser to the skin over the affected vein and heats the area. The heat is warm enough to collapse the vein without injuring the surrounding tissues. Once the varicose or spider vein collapses, blood flows to other veins in the area, so you won’t have circulation issues.
Laser vein removal is a noninvasive, painless option to treat varicose and spider veins and requires little recovery or downtime. Dr. Ather makes sure your skin stays cool and comfortable throughout the process. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour.
If you’re tired of the appearance and discomfort caused by your varicose or spider veins, call Nova Derm Institute or schedule a visit online today to get relief.