Just like wrinkles and sagging skin, varicose and spider veins are inevitable signs of aging. Genetics is a major factor behind these unsightly vessels that crisscross our legs and start spreading around our noses, but smoking, birth control and weight gain can all speed up their appearance.
If you feel self-conscious in your shorts and swimsuits or frustrated with makeup that fails to mask your spider veins, it’s time to stop concealing these imperfections and start revealing a smoother, more even skin tone.
Cobb Dermatology & Aesthetics’ cutting-edge laser vein removal treatments can help improve the appearance of problem vessels in just minutes. This often only requires one treatment and is generally well-tolerated by patients.
Using concentrated pulses of light, the medical team at Cobb Dermatology & Aesthetics safely heats, damages and collapses targeted blood vessels. As scar tissue forms, it closes problem veins and directs blood to flow through healthy veins nearby. Eventually, the damaged vein shrinks and dissolves. Laser vein removal is completely non-invasive and relatively painless, making it ideal for a variety of vein conditions.
Our laser is able to treat vascular conditions such as spider veins, cherry angiomas and small telangiectasias. These vessels may be present on the face, torso or extremities. All laser treatments are done on the outside of the skin, so they are completely non-invasive.
Laser treatments take only a few minutes to perform, and the sensation is warm and prickly, but not very painful.
Usually, the treated area will be pink or red for up to two days after treatment. The problem veins may change in color (to purple or grey) before they fade away. Occasionally, veins need to be treated a second time for complete resolution.
Take the first step to healthier, more beautiful legs by scheduling your free consultation with Dr. Kristen Kuk. During your visit, Dr. Kuk will examine your problem veins and learn about your health history to determine if laser therapy is the right treatment for you. To learn more, contact Cobb Dermatology & Aesthetics at 434-947-5321.