With summer approaching, many of us are working hard to keep our bodies in shape and attractive so we can wear those skirts, shorts, and bathing suits with pride. Unfortunately, sometimes other aesthetic problems can arise that we have no control over, making us self-conscious all over again. If you’re part of the 60% of the population that suffers from spider veins in your legs, you may have a new reason to be wary of swimsuit season.
Until recently, removing spider veins from a patient’s leg was a long, arduous process involving needles and other invasive methods. Now, with the advent of laser technology, physicians can treat spider veins simply and successfully without resorting to surgical techniques.
The Lumenis™ YAG Laser is a state-of-the-art tool that allows Dr. Nasrin Mani precise control over your leg vein treatment. By sending small, customized doses of energy to the targeted leg veins in a series of brief pulses, the YAG Laser helps them become fully absorbed by your body, which results in the veins fading from the surface of your skin. Because the YAG laser has a built-in cooling device, no pain medication or anesthesia is required during the process, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
Another treatment option for leg veins is Asclera®, a new FDA-approved therapy that uses pinpoint injection of a special chemical called Polidocanol to dissolve the inner lining of problematic veins. Once dissolved, the veins’ walls will adhere to each other, closing the extra space and eventually prompting your body to re-absorb the troublesome vein.
If you are frustrated with the appearance of spider veins in your legs and are looking for a safe, comfortable procedure to get rid of them, please contact our experienced laser skin treatment specialists at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today for more information.