Spider and varicose veins can be difficult to deal with on both an emotional and physical level. Fortunately, our practice offers a quick and easy way to eliminate these unsightly features and help you look and feel your best — laser vein removal.
Located near Boston, Massachusetts, the practice of Joseph Russo, M.D. is committed to providing all of our clients with comprehensive, state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments. Contact us today to learn more about the many services we offer, or to schedule a consultation appointment.
How do Spider and Varicose Veins Form?
While spider veins appear as small, branching veins, varicose veins are often thick and close to the surface of the skin. Both of these unsightly veins can develop based on a number of different factors. Individuals that work at jobs that require them to either sit or stand for extended periods of time might be at an increased risk of developing spider or varicose veins. People that are obese, going through hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy or birth control use, or have a history of blood clots are more likely to develop varicose or spider veins.
These veins are often disliked by the people that have them because of their appearance, but they can also pose a medical threat. Fortunately, we offer our patients an effective, simple way to remove these pesky veins — laser vein removal.
What is Laser Vein Removal?
Laser vein removal is a technique for destroying varicose and spider veins that uses the minimally invasive power of laser energy. During treatment, laser light is directed at problem veins. This light is absorbed as heat by the vein, effectively sealing it. Once it is sealed, blood is diverted to flow through nearby, healthier veins. Over time, the sealed vein is naturally removed from the body.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Vein Removal?
Nearly anyone interested in removing a problem spider or varicose vein is a potential candidate for laser vein removal. While this procedure is particularly useful for treating small veins that can’t be targeted with injectable treatments, it can also be used to remove larger veins.
If you’re interested in undergoing a laser vein removal treatment, it’s best to first schedule a consultation appointment. During this appointment, a member of our medical staff will assess the condition of your veins and ask about your medical history. Using this information, they will help you decide if laser vein removal is right for you.
Contact Joseph Russo, M.D. today to schedule your laser vein removal consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!